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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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Ron Hruska will be traveling to Virginia Beach on January 15-16 to present Impingement & Instability. We have confirmed the course with 11 attendees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn in this small course environment. You’ll have ample opportunity for question and answer discussion. Specific guidelines will be offered for assessment and treatment of calcaneal instability, knee instability, hip impingement, shoulder impingement, and multidirectional HG and FA instability. Here are a few comments from previous attendees:

Thank you for the Impingement and Instability course.  I am glad you focused on the “system” and integrating it.  I had an AHA moment and now I’m looking for what I should inhibit and use to get patients into neutral without any manual techniques.  It’s faster and easier to look for what to turn off and shut down to start retraining.

This course in some ways was more integrated than the Advanced Integration course.  I found it very useful at “pulling” together a lot of ideas and concepts.  The main concepts of calcaneal instability, patellar instability, pelvic instability and scapular instability are fantastic!

Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:52PM
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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear two speakers at the Postural Respiration course being held January 22 & 23rd in Prescott Valley, Arizona! Ron Hruska will be joining instructor Mike Cantrell, for what may be the last time that Ron teaches the Postural Respiration course. Register HERE!

Posted December 16, 2010 at 10:06PM
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Our 2011 course brochure is hot off the press! Click HERE to view an electronic copy or contact us with your address to be sure that one arrives in your mailbox.

Posted December 10, 2010 at 10:09PM
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We are gearing up for the Myokinematic Restoration course being held here at PRI on October 9-10.  If you have never been to this course before, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  We will have 3 course speakers present at this course (James Anderson, Jen Poulin, & Ron Hruska).  Having 3 speakers on site during this course will provide for excellent dialogue and very low speaker to attendee ratio.  Everyone in the room will have plenty of opportunity to learn from all 3 of these experienced individuals as well as get all of your questions answered!  Early registration ends Friday September 10th so register soon! 

Posted August 31, 2010 at 1:44PM
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We have updated the Pelvis Restoration course agenda for the course being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 9-10, 2010.  Both speakers couldn’t be more excited to share with you all the new material that will be presented at this course.  To look at the agenda, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 2, 2010 at 2:02PM
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In light of the fact that we will not be having the October 22-23 course for teams of therapists and dentists my thought is to form a study club. I believe it would be an excellent format for dentists to increase their knowledge of what we do as a team. For more information or to join the study group, please email me. Please be sure to type “PRI Dental Study Club” in the subject line of your email.

Thanks, 
Dr. Mike Hoefs

Posted July 19, 2010 at 2:13PM
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Pelvis Restoration will be presented for the first time on October 9-10 in Minneapolis. Lori Thomsen discusses the course and what you can expect.

Posted June 29, 2010 at 2:34PM
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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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