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We are excited to announce a new PRI Vision course, PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player! This course will be taught by Dr. Heidi Wise and Ron Hruska, and will be offered the day after the PRI Integration for Baseball courses scheduled this November.

"This will be a different course from our Postural-Visual Integration course.  We we will be introducing assessments specific to baseball that help those working with the players in the training room understand when the visual process is affecting players’ physical ability to bat and throw.  There will also be concepts and activities taught that can be used in the training room and on the field to help reduce negative visual influences on the visual influences on these abilities, even without additional integration with an optometrist. “ – Dr. Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD

To learn more about this course and to register click here.

Posted July 30, 2014 at 7:06PM

Mike Cantrell is currently in England and is headed to the city of York in North Yorkshire to teach Myokinematic Restoration this weekend! Here is a picture with Mike and his daughter Sophia visiting Big Ben and the UK Parliament in London yesterday. We can't wait to see more photos from Mike's trip and to hear all about the course!

Posted July 25, 2014 at 2:36PM
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The Postural Respiration courses have been filling up quickly this year! Don't miss out on this course in Las Vegas, NV, which is being hosted by the Cirque du Soleil Performance Medicine team at the MGM Grand on September 27-28th. Hurry and register today, as I do expect this class to fill quickly just like all the other Postural Respiration courses have this year!

Posted July 10, 2014 at 7:59PM
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I had a fantastic time at Northeastern University in Boston with a super group of 50 people who were very hungry for Postural Respiration, Neurology and Biomechanics! Thank you Art for hosting what turned out to be a great PRI Collaborative weekend! And thank you to Chris Poulin, Donna Behr and Michael Niedzielski for teaming up with me to support the effort as capable lab assistants and resident experts of PRI. 

We outlined the three dimensional nature of diaphragm dysfunction and the three planes of restorative diaphragm motion needed to fully realize left Zone of Apposition with the analogy of a right dominant Manta Ray. When teaching complex topics, I've found that analogies either really help or tend to really confuse. In this case, the group really latched on to the  three dimensional aspects of diaphragm function to help both the left hemi-diaphragm function more as a respiratory muscle and to help the right hemi-diaphragm function more as a postural stabilizer of the asymmetrical human thorax. #moveyourmantaray. We also described the diaphragm's role as the premier tri-planer performance muscle in the human body, with the capacity to unlock available movement in all three planes. #boom! #unleashthebeast!

Thank you to everyone in attendance for coming together to make this weekend great, but a special thank you to Jaakko who traveled all the way from Finland and to Jack who traveled all the way from Australia! Thanks for your passion and your support!

Posted June 25, 2014 at 5:00PM
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Columbus, OH - "A weekend of enlightenment and fun was had by all as Anthony Donskov hosted Myokinematic Restoration at his great facility: Donskov Strength and Conditioning.  Many new faces were exposed to the science of understanding complex human biomechanics as they relate to asymmetrical movement patterns. I had a great experience and made many new friends." - Mike Cantrell 

Posted June 11, 2014 at 7:24PM
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“Its Monday Morning, I’ve just taken my first PRI course and now what do I do and where do I start?”

If you have just taken your first PRI course and you feel a bit overloaded with information, don’t feel alone.  The first time I went to a PRI course, can I tell you I was intrigued, stunned and just a bit intimidated all at the same time?  I didn’t know what the heck I was doing so on Monday morning I had a bunch of people blowing up balloons! (Take the Postural Respiration course and you will know what I mean!)

In fact, the entire body of knowledge of PRI can feel like one big elephant you are trying to digest.  And you know the old question, how do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!

The first thing to do is what you learn in every course and that is to breathe and relax. There is a lot information here that needs to sink in over time and you won’t get it all the first time. No one that has taken one of these courses has gotten it all the first time but if a door is opened to your curiosity and caring to learn more you are definitely on the right track!

What helped me in my overwhelm was to create a picture in my mind of some of the basics.  For instance, we aren’t symmetrical and never will be but the point is to manage asymmetries and get neutral. Then, have a simple picture anatomically of the basic asymmetries left and right side and how they affect position and posture thru polyarticular chains.  Remember how the diaphragm is the key player and you have a simple way to describe what you are doing to yourself, patients or clients.  They will be impressed by just a short, and I mean short, description of their anatomy and how it affects them.

On Monday morning, pick one person you feel comfortable with to experiment on.  If you have a colleague that has gone to a course practice with them.   Tell your patient that you just got out of a course and you want to try some powerful tools with them.    If you took a Myokinematics course, practice an abduction drop test and show them one basic exercise.  It is best that you practice that exercise yourself and continue to practice PRI tests and exercises yourself, so you know what it feels like and what to feel when you are in position for facilitation and inhibition.  PRI works best when we are managing our own asymmetries!

Immediately you have knowledge and application of assessment and corrective positioning that is really sophisticated and you have just scratched the surface.  You can build on this by learning a new assessment or two with a new corrective position every day.

Have your manual close.  Refer to it, study it and get a more detailed picture in your mind of how the human body works and how you can be more effective.  This is called building a body of knowledge and it doesn’t happen overnight but you can get results and get excited with just the basics and build on top of them.

If you went to a live seminar, order the home study course and review it a few times.  If you got a home course, go to a live course to interact with the instructor and fellow students.  Pack a bunch of questions in your bag when you go!  If you get a little frustrated with all the information and it doesn’t make sense all at once, then you are a normal human being!  Hang in there.  The good news is that becoming more skilled and competent is satisfying and meaningful and that building a body of knowledge and expanding what you know is just plain fun!   

Posted June 10, 2014 at 2:21PM
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Pittsburgh, PA - "I had a great weekend teaching an entire class of 17 newbies to the science of PRI with Myokinematic Restoration. Jeremy Smith was a great host and we all enjoyed his facility at Iron City Elite in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. It was truly an interdisciplinary meeting of PT’s, DC’s, ATC’s, CSCS’s and personal trainers. We all had a blast learning together. These individuals left excited about trying out their new knowledge of respiration and AFIR!  Yes, Ron they all  got the concept of hole control in the Iron City!  Go #prination!  It was great to see the influence of social media on the spreading of this great nation!  It was fun to meet in person some of my PRI twitter followers! "#Welcometotheforest #nogoingback @lewis61FP” One of my favorite post course tweets!" - Jen Poulin

Whittier, CA  - "This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to present Myokinematic Restoration to a significant number of “new” PRI course attendees on the campus of Southern California University of Health Sciences, where 600 chiropractic students graduate yearly. This was a high cerebral powered group and kept me on my toes, which fueled me to the max daily.  Because of this infusion I reminded myself that our left hemispheres make all of us human. By teaching this class I once again was reminded of the human need to use our left hemispheric mindedness for Left AIC patterning. We often are encouraged to facilitate certain antagonistic muscle in PRI to oppose three planes of left hemispheric activity or the Left AIC pattern. But it is because of courses like this I get to focus on what is really important to focus on, the inhibition of Left AIC overactive muscle, so that we can involve our right hemispheric creativity and bilateral function. It was so much fun to discuss and demonstrate the need to inhibit the left gluteus maximus and the right adductor group of the leg to restore bilateral use of our bodies in the frontal plane. This Left AIC position also includes sagittal and transverse patterned muscle that needs to be inhibited for tri-planar bilateral success. Therefore, focusing on inhibition programs for the left iliacus and the  left psoas and the right bicep femoris was equally rewarding for me to think about. However, the need to disengage a left tensor fascia latae muscle that is trying to move the left acetabulum on the femur for AFIR is so important to occasionally be mindful of, just as remembering the importance of reducing the right quadratus lumborum activity that more than likely is being used in attempting to gain right acetabular external rotation on the femur (Right AFER).  I absolutely love discussing this kind of neuro integration and neuro inhibition in the facilitation of desirable lateralized direction." - Ron Hruska
 

Seattle, WA - "I enjoyed a sunny beautiful weekend teaching Myokinematic Restoration in majestic Seattle Washington with the staff from PRO Sports Club in a great facility designed for rehab, fitness and sports performance. Thanks Carl for being such a great host and for trusting me on my movie recommendations. They say it can rain a lot in Seattle, but I’ve never seen it, because it’s always sunny and beautiful when I go.

Grateful to be so well assisted by Betsy Baker-Bold, PRC from Olympic Physical Therapy and to see her be so willing to share all she knows. An open attitude with a desire to effectively mentor others has always helped make this Institute great.

We had a great time discussing hot topics like pelvic and hip position, ligamentous muscle, muscle function in three planes and human performance. Its so great to see PRI grow and expand across the Pacific Northwest with several different clinicians and clinics all jockeying to be the next host site for whatever the Institute may be planning to teach in the region". - James Anderson

Posted June 5, 2014 at 4:29PM
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PRI once again made a debut in Poland with Myokinematic Restoration. This time in the town of Opole in south west (seen in the pictures). We had 27 professionals, and Postural Restoration was very well received. I plan to introduce the Postural Respiration course to this group later in the year.

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Posted May 21, 2014 at 7:00PM
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We have added a Postural Respiration course on August 23-24th in Loveland, CO! I can only imagine Colorado will be as beautiful as this photo in late August. What a great way to cap off the summer with a PRI course in Colorado! If you are interested in attending this course, CLICK HERE to get registered today.

Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:15PM
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Myokinematic Restoration originally scheduled in Spokane, WA, has been moved to Seattle, WA on May 31-June 1st! There are still a handful of seats available, so if you are in the Northwest, be sure to register soon. The early registration rate of $445 has been extended until next Wednesday, May 21st!


 

Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:53PM
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