Karin Shelstad, ATC and Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC brought our attention to a fantastic article…“Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular interventions: a physical approach to cystic fibrosis” written by Mary Massery, PT, DPT.  This is an article discussing the effects that early physical intervention can have on the physical development of children with CF.  In this article, Massery provides a case study demonstrating how early intervention can play a vital role in slowing down the disease process.  Although the case study was very interesting, I found the most informational area of this article to be found in Massery’s explanation of internal and external pressures on the thoracic and abdominal cavity by using a “soda pop” can analogy!  To access the entire article, click here!

Posted October 9, 2008 at 3:45PM
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Want to read a great article that discusses types of scapular patterns?  Check out “The Disabled Throwing Shoulder: Spectrum of Pathology Part III:  The SICK Scapula, Scapular Dyskinesis, the Kinetic Chain, and Rehabilitation” by Burkhart S, Morgan C, and Kibler B.  The authors discussion of scapular mal-position and it’s relationship to pain patterns is very similar to the content presented in Impingement and Instability.  Although the treatment approach is different from PRI, the muscles identified as being weak are main muscles of the BC chain.  To get a copy of this article, contact us!

Posted October 8, 2008 at 3:48PM
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James Anderson, PRC and staff at The Rejuevantion Center have been busy wrting case reports based on common diagnosis.  This case report discusses severe hip pain covering the patient’s history, diagnosis, assessment and the treatment techniques used.  This is a great resource for clinicians to use when educating the general public on how Postural Restoration is used in treatment.  To access this complete case study, click here!

Posted September 26, 2008 at 6:05PM
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A while back James Anderson, PT, PRC, was interviewed by Omaha Living onPostural Restoration.  This video is an excellent resource for clinicians to use when explaining to patients and other health care professionals what Postural Restoration is.  To access the video, click here!

Posted September 24, 2008 at 6:09PM
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Understanding Postural Symmetry to Improve Performance and Prevent Injury is the latest article written by Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC.  This article addresses postural asymmetries of the cycling athlete that lead to pain and dysfunction.  This article is one of a four part series that will be written by the staff at the Hruska Clinic for a local company called Performance Conditioning Inc. Check out this article here!

Posted September 16, 2008 at 6:19PM
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Laurie Jung, PRC recently sent us a fantastic article from the Scoliosis Journal discussing idiopathic scoliosis and asymmetry.

Kotwikci T, Walczak A and Szulc A. Trunk rotation and hip joint range of rotation in adolescent girls with idiopathic scoliosis: does the “dinner plate” turn asymmetrically? Scoliosis 2008 Jan;3(1).

This article provides some interesting comparisons between trunk and hip rotation in adolescent girls with and without scoliosis. Symmetry of the range of hip joint rotation was found only in 16% of patients with scoliosis and in 35% of healthy controls”. To access the complete article, please click here!

Posted August 21, 2008 at 4:54PM
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We are often asked to explain what Postural Restoration is and how it is different from other therapies. Although we most commonly answer this question through conversation, it is nice to have a piece of literature that is simple enough for the common person to understand. An official publication of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia published an article called Postural Restoration written by Kyndall Boyle back in 2006. This is a fantastic article that introduces and summarizes what Postural Restoration is. This article also provides an overview of the history behind PRI, and Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). We have used this article several times to help educate all individuals on PRI! To access this article, click here!

Posted August 12, 2008 at 5:11PM
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Although we have created several techniques designed to maintain a zone of apposition (ZOA), there are instances when these standard techniques may need to be modified or individualized to a specific patient.  This was the case with a patient recently seen by Postural Restoration Certified Physical Therapist, Lori Thomsen.  After several attempts with balloons, wall reaches and left abdominal integration the patient was unable to maintain a ZOA. Lori used Postural Restoration principles to create this new technique to help her patient achieve a ZOA with integrated glute max activity.  This is one of many examples of Postural Restoration therapists thinking outside the box!

Posted July 24, 2008 at 3:39PM
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For those therapists doing cranial work, you’ll want to read these latest articles supporting ourCCMR course.

Orthodontics in a Quantum World I: The Rationale for a New Approach by Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth. Abstract: Advances in physics and cell biology are changing how science views studies about the body. The first part of this article is an overview of these advanced. The second part is a working hypothesis as to how these changes could affect orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. An example is given of how this thinking might apply. To access the entire article please contact us!

Orthodontics in a Quantum World II: Cranial Movement and Parafunction by Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth. Abstract:Maintenance of brain vitality is the most important function of the body. Several oral behaviors are involved in this process. Typical facial characteristics and intra-oral change can result from this. Symptomatically, the response can resemble a temporomandibular joint disorder. An integrative systems approach gives a basis for understanding and treating the condition. To access the entire article please contact us!

Posted July 16, 2008 at 4:50PM
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Recent articles printed in The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy further support Postural Restoration Institute methods for management and treatment of SI pathology. Three-Dimensional Movements of the Sacroiliac Joint: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Assessment of Clinical Utility by Goode et al, offers a review of current literature that sheds light on the need to consider re-organizing and retraining neuromotor adaptation patterns rather than mobilizing or manipulating the SI joint.

Go here to read the Letter to the Editor and here to read the Author Response. The second article, Variation in Pelvic Morphology May Prevent the Identification of Anterior Pelvic Tilt by Preece et al, discusses how angle of pelvic tilt and sagittal plane orientation may be morphologic.

Posted July 14, 2008 at 4:53PM
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