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I am so excited about the upcoming four day Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Heather Engelbert and I, will be talking about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.  Position is key for these muscles to work as they were intended for organ support and sphincter control.  We have the asymmetrical pelvis broken down into left and right with relationships of the “adductor, hamstring and glute max” of the pelvic floor.  Exciting stuff! We have developed a hierarchy of treatment with PRI principles and new exercises to show you!  We will also discuss when it’s appropriate to refer to a pelvic floor specialist for an internal exam and integration with other health care professionals.  We hope to see you there!

Posted March 2, 2009 at 8:22PM
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Day Four...What’s new in the PRI curricular future? The pelvic floor- like never discussed before. Heather Engelbert, PT, PRC and Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC will bring you up to date on the importance of establishing a well-positioned pelvic floor, before addressing pelvic floor dysfunction. Ironically, the timing of my pregnancy fit perfectly with our need for a PRI model for this course so you’ll be seeing me in many of the ‘new’ PRI pelvic floor non-manual techniques. Applying a PRI myokinetic format to the pelvic floor anatomy is exciting in itself, but to integrate these concepts with the respiratory system is even more rewarding. What an uplifting way to end the four days!

Posted February 23, 2009 at 5:58PM
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Day Three...how about going back to school to learn about vision and its influence on patterned balance and the vestibular system? Ron Hruska will start off by giving an overview on how working with optometrists has helped him establish timely, good neuro-mechanical postural change, complimenting Postural Restoration Institute goals of improving reciprocal balance and function. A didactic day of functional optokinetic learning. Learn about associated vision and vestibular patterns of people who rely on back and neck extension, and their right extremities. Dr. James Nedrow’s discussion about neuro-optometry in the treatment of visual midline shift and post traumatic visual dysfunction will enlighten any professional who treats patients with dizziness, headaches and perceptual issues. Both Dr. Nedrow and Ron are members of NORA, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and see eye-to-eye on the need for increased vision-vestibular integration in the future of orthopedic, neurologic, pediatric and geriatric treatment programs. What an ‘eye-opening’ day!

Posted February 22, 2009 at 5:59PM
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Day Two...you can expect to hear a passionate dentist talk about the importance of temporal mandibular disc position on maintaining cranial symmetry.  His unique approach to treating craniofacial pain and dental discrepancies through a gnathic orthopedic positioning approach has complimented Ron Hruska’s approach of reducing neuromuscular patterns of the ‘head, neck face’, through integrative muscle and respiratory re-positioning.  The two have been working together for over two years and have successfully integrated unconventional cranial and postural methods to maintain a cranial, occlusal and cervical-thoracic lumbar stability.  I see this as a great opportunity for a physical and occupational therapist and podiatrist to recognize the opportunities and the rewards of working with dentistry in establishing postural alignment or neutrality of the head, neck and trunk.  Dentists should feel more comfortable working with physical and occupational therapists and podiatrists, knowledgeable about the Postural Restoration Institute philosophies, after taking this course.  What a ‘team’ day!

Posted February 20, 2009 at 6:03PM
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As the Interdisciplinary Integration course approaches, I thought I would provide some timely input and updates.  Our speakers are excited about this event and are working on each of their presentations and trying to condense their material down to one day.  Since there will be a different speaker each day, I thought I would provide some insight on how each unique day will “feel”. 

Day One...could be compared to our ‘Technique of the Week’.  If you are interested in why an orthotic is important for challenging habitual postural and gait patterns, or what purpose a PRI orthotic serves in reducing neuromotor pathomechanics, or when should you consider using specific orthotics and muscle integration to establish PRI outcomes, or who specifically should experience specific support from a specific appropriate footwear, you should think about where you are going to be that day.  Dr. Paul Coffin, Ron Hruska and Ann Riglein have been working together for more than 8 years, what more can I say.

Posted February 19, 2009 at 6:05PM
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For those of you spreading the word about our first annual Interdisciplinary Integration course, the course brochure has been completed.  If you would like to print off a copy to handout to a colleague, click here.  If you would like us to mail you or someone you know a brochure, join our mailing list.  We are very excited about this upcoming course!

Posted January 29, 2009 at 5:32PM
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I’m sure you’ve all seen this before!  Want to learn how to treat these common patterns of asymmetry associated with ‘instability’and ‘impingement’?  Come join us in Yankton, South Dakota, February 7-8 for the Impingement and Instability course!  Late registration fee has been waived, contact us for details!

Posted January 15, 2009 at 6:23PM
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Postural Restoration trained therapists and trainers are familiar with the collaboration that is often necessary for successful outcomes.  They work hard to nurture professional relationships in their area for this integration to best occur. If you are a PR trained therapist and are working on developing your relationship with other disciplines further, consider inviting these individuals to attend our first Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Click here for our short advertisement to send to a friend, colleague or local professional with whom you are working with or hope to work with in the future!

Posted January 14, 2009 at 6:26PM
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If you haven’t recieved the 2009 course brochure, click here for an electronic copy!  If you are interested in registering for a course you can register on-line or contact us!

Posted January 12, 2009 at 6:30PM
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Impingement & Instability scheduled in Gilbert, Arizona on January 10-11 has been confirmed. We are also extending the early registration deadline for this course to December 29th. When registering online, you will automatically be charged the late tuition rate. We will then process a refund for the difference. You can also give us a call instead of completing the online form. Allen Gruver of Foothills Rehab will be hosting the course! Hope you can make it!

Posted December 29, 2008 at 5:15PM
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