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We’re excited to be teaming up with Physiotherapy Associates! James Anderson will present Postural Respiration on October 15-16, 2011 at their location in Herndon, Virginia.

By attending this course you’ll gain an appreciation for the postural influences of rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature and a restricted diaphragm. Clinical assessment and management skills will be covered for treating diagnosis such as “fibromyalgia”, thoracic outlet syndrome and shoulder dysfunction. You’ll discover the value of having your patients and athletes blow up a balloon.

Register today!

Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:57PM
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We are privileged to have been invited to present Myokinematic Restoration at the Alaska APTA Fall Conference on October 8-9, 2011.  James Anderson will be teaching the course at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, AK. Registration is NOW OPEN!

To read more about James Anderson’s clinical experience, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:02PM
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While working on the new Non-Manual Techniques CD-ROM we realized that we only have 5 activities that inhibit the anterior neck.  It is extremely difficult to shut off an anterior neck in an upright position, therefore, the only position you can place the patient in is supine.  Since you can’t expect your patient to live their life in supine, Visual Integration becomes necessary for individuals who are unable to inhibit their anterior neck during upright, dynamic activity.  This will be heavily discussed in the upcoming Postural-Visual Integration course!  To register for this course, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 8, 2011 at 1:25PM
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Check out this video of Ron Hruska working with a 23 y/o female who is neutral, but still has low back pain secondary to the inability to find AF IR in stance with her abdominals engaged.  To learn PRI non-manual integration techniques, such as the one prescribed to this patient, join us at PRI for our annual 4-day Advanced Integration course!

Note: She will be performing the above technique on both sides for her home program.

Posted August 4, 2011 at 1:28PM

We have had several individuals email us questions regarding the upcoming PRI Vision course in September.  I had an opportunity to sit down with Ron Hruska and Dr. Heidi Wise to go over your questions.  If you have other questions about the course, please contact us.  You can register for this course HERE!

Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:00PM
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Today we posted our first date/location for 2012. James Anderson will present Impingement & Instability at Brevard College in Brevard, NC on June 23-24, 2012. Please be reminded that prior attendance of both Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration are required. For those looking to complete these introductory courses in preparation for Impingement & Instability, you’ll want to keep in mind that Postural Respiration is coming soon to Boone, NC - July 23-24, 2011.

Watch for more 2012 courses to be posted to the website soon!

Posted June 16, 2011 at 2:15PM
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A reminder to those attending our upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration course - please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The hotel blocks set aside for course attendees will soon be released.

Comfort Suites by Choice Hotels
331 N Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone 402-325-8800
http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-lincoln-nebraska-NE118
Special rate of $69 per night is available to our course attendees.
To reserve a room please request the group block under “Postural Restoration Institute”. Features include: brand new hotel just 3 blocks from course, shuttle transportation (please call Emily Gifford to make arrangements at least 1 week in advance), continental breakfast, indoor heated pool and fitness center, and business center.

Chase Suite Hotel by Woodfin
200 South 68th Place, Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone (402) 483-4900 or toll free (888) 433-6183
http://www.woodfinsuitehotels.com/lincoln/
Special rate of $79 per night is available to course attendees.
To reserve a room in our block, please ask for Roxanne in the Sales Department. Features include: complimentary city wide van transportation (including transportation to and from course and airport – upon request) and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

New Victorian Inn & Suites
50th & O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone (402) 464-4400
http://www.newvictorianinn.com
Special rate of $59.99 per night is available to course attendees.
To reserve a room in our block, please mention the Postural Restoration Institute. Features include: shuttle transportation, pool/hot tub/exercise room, business center, free deluxe breakfast.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:02PM
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Ron Hruska has limited his teaching schedule over the past couple of years but remains the only instructor for Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration. His passion for cranio-mandibular dynamics and dysfunctional management date back to his first years of practice as a physical therapist and even his initial and temporary decision to enter dental school. Attending this course offers an opportunity to learn from Ron, the founder of PRI, on a personal level and interact within a small group atmosphere. Because this course requires prior attendance of Postural Respiration and is attended by those with advanced knowledge of Postural Restoration principles, the setting is generally an intimate atmosphere and a great deal of time is spent addressing the specific questions or concerns of the group. This past weekend was a prime example of such a course. With 15 attendees in the northern suburb of Chicago, Ron felt that each attendee advanced their skills tremendously and gained answers to general PRI related questions of a personal agenda.

Comments from course evaluations:
Lots of time for Ron to help each participant. Awesome course as always!!
Speaker was very thoughtful with the audience. Great course. Amazing! Thank you!
This course was the best with lab considerations of any course I’ve taken. Excellent course.

Remaining 2011 Cervical courses:
May 21-22 Chevy Chase, MD
June 11-12 Bismarck, ND
October 1-2 Loveland, CO
November 12-13 Lincoln, NE

Posted March 29, 2011 at 9:16PM
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After having countless meetings, integrative discussions and patient co-assessment and co-treatment interventions with Dr. Heidi Wise and Dr. Bob Edwards, I thought I would give an overview of the upcoming Annual PRI Interdisciplinary Integration course being held in April. Dr. Wise, Dr. Edwards and I are excited about interacting together and with you as we cover up-to-the-moment clinical advances and evidence-based successes in improving visual functional integration, using PRI positional and neurological principles. We will discuss and demonstrate how neurological input and output to the eye interacts with vestibular, postural-related autonomic function.

For the PRI Therapist, attending this course will help you assess a patient who is having difficulty in achieving or maintaining neutrality. We will offer an overview of the autonomic system, spatial awareness, binocularity, visual accommodation, orbital orientation, and patterns of postural adaptation resulting from the asymmetrically challenged vestibular system. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how eyewear can help or hinder a PRI intervention. Additionally, patient management strategies to facilitate visual integration will be presented, including PRI program sequencing to maximize integrated outcomes.

For those of you who know me, you know I’ve had a passion for the eye for a long time. The eye is integration. Our balance, our reference centers, our autonomics, our spatial patterns, and our learned behaviors are all reflected and revised by the visual system and visual cortex. This course will address this descending input and cortical interference by identifying ascending treatment intervention limitations and ruling out other system influences.

This course will identify up-to-date clinical information on global-orbital and orbital-global mechanical patterns, frontal plane limitations of the head and neck on the thorax as a result of visual influences on the sagittal and transverse planes, and postural imbalances as a result of visual-vestibular (spatial neglect) challenges. These include influences of un-corrected or corrected astigmatism on orbital position and ocular muscle, and autonomic-accommodation on system extension.

The three days will offer anyone with an interest in vision or the vestibular systems an opportunity to learn how basic cranial, cervical and thoracic mechanics can be influenced not by what we see, but by where we have to put ourselves to see it. Achieving neutrality can be frustrating for a PRI Therapist if neutral vision is restricted. Future PRI Vision-trained optometrists will understand how to use the visual system and ocular kinematics to achieve a balanced, neutral oriented visual system. This futuristic integrated-minded course will offer all participants an opportunity to become active in this PRI Vision process. I’m very excited about it! - Ron Hruska

Posted February 14, 2011 at 8:56PM
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We have added the following courses to our 2011 schedule:

May 14-15
Postural Respiration
Rockford, IL

September 17-18
Myokinematic Restoration
Seattle, WA

September 24-25
Pelvis Restoration
Essex Junction, VT

November 5-6 (moved from September 17-18)
Impingement & Instability
Seattle, WA

Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:22PM
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