2010 brochures will be mailed in about one week. In the meatime, you can click here to view or print an electronic version of the brochure. Now is a great time to start planning your continuing education for 2010!

Posted December 31, 2009 at 5:32PM
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We have updated our website with information regarding Day 4 of the Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Day 4 will be covering REST INTEGRATION.  We are very excited for this course as this will be the 1st year we have presented on this topic. 

This session will review sleep architecture and sleep hygiene.  An overview of polysomnography (sleep readings) will be discussed to allow the clinician to understand these findings and how they relate to the rehabilitation client.  The importance of NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep stages on motor function and motor processing and learning will be discussed.  Neurohormonal events particular to specific sleep stages will be presented.  Pharmaceutical management and the use of mechanical devices including CPAP for treatment of disordered sleep will be discussed briefly, but will not be the primary aim of this session.  The mechanics of respiration, including upper airway function, as it occurs in normal sleep and disordered sleep will be presented.  This will include a discussion of the influence of movement patterns that may be adopted to establish and maintain a patent airway during sleep, especially in disordered sleep.  A discussion of both obstructive sleep apnea and central apnea will be included.  Dental sleep medicine and intervention, including the reasoning for and use of mandibular advancement devices will be covered.  Methods of screening for sleep dysfunction in the clinical setting and guidelines for when to recommend additional evaluation will be covered.  Recommendations for inter-disciplinary collaboration (including pulmonology, behavioral medicine, dentistry and rehabilitation) with the individual with disorderd sleep will be discussed.

To read the course objectives and agenda, click here!

Posted December 23, 2009 at 5:30PM
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We are gearing up for our 4 day Interdisciplinary Integration course April 14-17, 2010.  Day one will be spent on the foot!  Curt Johnson, PT will be presenting part of the day and he wanted to share a few words with everyone!  We hope this will get you as excited as we are!

Greetings PR fans,

I’d like to briefly introduce myself and share some recent experiences. If you’re like many of us, we are looking forward to the Interdisciplinary Integration course in April 2010. I have the privilege of teaching with Ron Hruska and Dr. Paul Coffin about foot integration. The portion I will present will be called “myokinematics of the foot”. I’m quite excited about the subject and believe you’ll find it very interesting and helpful, even if you attended last year’s course (or don’t like feet).

Recently I attended the 12th annual International Conference of Foot Biomechanics and Orthotics Therapy in Atlanta Georgia, presented by the Prescription Foot Orthotics Laboratory Association (PFOLA). Three days of feet. It was great! Preeminent podiatrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and orthotists from around the world convened and presented over current research. I am excited over the large body of research addressing postural control interventions, including both proximal and distal influences in the lower extremities. This was my second experience at one of the most collegial, multidisciplinary, multinational and fascinating conferences I’ve attended. It was a great compliment and preparation for meeting with Ron and attending Impingement and Instability again, in North Carolina this last October.

I look forward to seeing many of you in April 2010.

Curt Johnson, PT

To read more about Curt, click here!

Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:21PM
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We are excited to announce that the Postural Restoration Institute is now an Approved Provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Approval applies to PRI live courses. 

“The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”

Posted November 30, 2009 at 4:49PM
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We will be busy over the next couple weeks preparing for our 4-day Advanced Integration course!  Since this course is only offered once a year we have a lot of new material to add to the 2009 course!  Like this:

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this too...

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If you are already planning on attending, we look forward to seeing you and promise you won’t be disappointed!  If you haven’t signed up yet but were thinking about it, there is still time left! Register HERE!

Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:40PM
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We have set a date for the Pelvic Floor Dysfunction course!  The course is scheduled for October 9-10, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Earlier this year, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction was offered as a one day course during our 1st annual Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Next year, it will be a TWO DAY course all on it’s own!  We are excited for this opportunity to spend an entire two days discussing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction!  Don’t wait to sign up, this course will only be offered once next year!  To register or read more about it, click here!

Posted October 27, 2009 at 4:36PM
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Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2010 Interdisciplinary Integration course.  We have confirmed the agenda and speakers for all 4 days!  The course will be held on April 14-17, 2010 and will cover feet, dentistry, vision and our new topic REST!  You can register for all four days or for just one day!  To read more about this course, click here!

Posted October 16, 2009 at 4:41PM
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October 17th is the early registration deadline for 3 upcoming courses: Rapid City, SD (Myokinematic Restoration), Dearborn, MI (Postural Respiration) and Lebanon, NH (Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration). If you are planning to attend, please submit your registration before this Saturday to receive the early registration rate. If you have already registered for one of the aforementioned courses, you will be notified of confirmation on Monday, October 19th.

Posted October 14, 2009 at 4:43PM
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Our first Pelvic Floor Dysfunction course will be held in Minneapolis on October 9-10, 2010. Lori Thomsen and Heather Engelbert will be instructing this course. No prerequisite courses apply, More details and registration will be added to the website soon. Save the date!

Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:22PM
Categories: Courses

Comment from Course

We received this comment following the Impingement & Instability course in Bismarck, North Dakota:

“Just a quick e-mail to thank Ron and all of you for putting on a great course this weekend in Bismarck.  I know you probably hear it a lot but it can never be said enough that you guys do great work.  With every course I attend and with every bit of information I can absorb from Ron and PRI concepts I feel like a better therapist to be more empowered to help my patients.  The I&I course was a great way to put together a lot of conceptual ideas into specific practice activities and I am excited to take them to the clinic.  I will be reviewing my notes and probably coming up with some questions so I may be in touch, but now I have a few more tools to help in the clinic.  Thanks again and please pass on my appreciation to Ron for making the trip to ND so soon after coming back form Poland.”

It’s always so nice to hear comments like this one!  Thank You!

Posted September 28, 2009 at 4:07PM
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