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“This course was a good course from a standpoint that there were beginners, intermediates and veterans of PRI in the room - which is a blessing for everyone in attendance, including the speaker! The attendees in the room who were still trying to put the “pieces” together really helped strengthen the Guidelines for Right BC Treatment document. These suggestions and recommendations have been recognized and will benefit all future course attendees. Thank you Sioux Falls for a great weekend!”

Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:26PM
Categories: Courses

Mike Arthur, CSCS is the keynote speaker and will lead off day one of the Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium on April 11th, 2013! Mike is in his 36th year with the Nebraska Athletic Department, and in January 2008, he was promoted to Director of Strength and Conditioning for the athletic department. Ron has known Mike for over 15 years.

“I am very excited to have Mike as the keynote speaker for our 2013 symposium! During the years of working with Mike, I have observed some strong characteristics - Mike is consistent and a predictable thinker. He is one of the nicest guys I know and is respectful of everyone’s suggestions and approaches. I admire his open-mindedness in implementing strength and conditioning concepts. Mike is very analytical and his analytical mind makes him evidence-based and therefore he gravitates towards programs based on strong scientific backgrounds. Mike will offer a personal perspective, based on his 36 years of experience in the field and his success with integrating PRI into his program. His strong belief of safe strength training with an emphasis on injury prevention is why Mike is our 2013 keynote speaker. ” -Ron Hruska

To register for the Interdisciplinary Integration course, CLICK HERE!

Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:25PM
Categories: Athletics Courses

Our 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium held in Lincoln on April 11-12th, will bring together eight highly regarded professionals to share their expertise on the subject of athletic performance!

Beginning this Thursday, I will be publishing a weekly featured story for each speaker and their presentation topic for the symposium.
The symposium is filling up quickly, and is already over half full! If you are interested in attending, please be sure to register soon to guarantee a spot!

CLICK HERE to view the full two-day agenda!

Posted January 28, 2013 at 4:34PM
Categories: Courses Athletics

This past weekend was the busiest weekend of PRI courses all year! Here is a synopsis from each of the faculty for the four courses:

St. Louis, MO (Postural Respiration) - Mike Cantrell wrote:
“In St. Louis I taught respiration
To clinicians from all over the nation
They all seemed to get it
On that you can bet it
Cuz they were smiling as they left for their stations.”

Rapid City, SD (Pelvis Restoration): “We had a powerful weekend discussing how inlet position gives the outlet power and how your PRI tests guide your treatment approach!” - Lori Thomsen

Phoenix, AZ (Myokinematic Restoration): “The Phoenix Myokinematic Restoration course was fantastic! Besides the 70 degree weather, we had a great mix of therapists, athletic trainers and strength coaches enthusiastic about the science. The growing interest among MLB professionals is more and more evident! - James Anderson

Alexandria, LA (Postural Respiration) - Ron Hruska taught a private course for friend he has known for over 25 years. “I had the most rewarding and refreshing weekend….to teach and demonstrate PRI to doctors of general medicine, pain medicine, physiatry, orthopedics and surgery, physical therapists, a physician assistant, and pre-PT and medical school students. Louisiana hospitality at its best! Thanks Oday!

Posted January 23, 2013 at 4:40PM
Categories: Courses

Our 2012 brochures were mailed on December 19th. If you did not receive a brochure by mail, please email us with your updated contact information. You can also CLICK HERE and HERE to view an electronic version. Be advised that our 2012 brochure is 30 pages so fill up your ink supply before printing! Or save the ink and print our 2-page calendar.

Please note that the information provided on page 25 of the brochure concerning PRT is subject to update.

Posted December 29, 2011 at 6:54PM
Categories: Courses

Airway & The Anterior Neck
Thursday, April 19th – Friday, April 20th, 2012

Our 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration course brings together six highly regarded professionals to share their expertise on the subject of airway and the anterior neck. This symposium will include interactive discussion on the anatomy, neurology and mechanics of the airway and the anterior neck. Emphasis will be place on how to manage the nasal and oral airway both during sleep and upright function. Upper airway obstruction and influences on respiratory and laryngeal function, from asymmetrical torsional alignment of the cranium, neck and thorax, post-traumatic vertigo, cervical trauma, postural pathomechanics and respiratory imbalance will be offered.

Speakers:
Chris Cederberg, MD
Marina Gilman, M.M., M.A. CCC-SLP
Michael Hoefs, DDS, DABCP, FAACP, FADI
Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS
Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD

CLICK HERE to register!

Posted November 15, 2011 at 7:47PM
Categories: Courses

It’s been a fun year teaching the newest introductory course through PRI, ”Pelvis Restoration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics”.  I have loved the feedback and interaction with other professionals across the country.  What has been the most rewarding for me has been getting individuals to “think outside the box” when it comes to the pelvic floor.  For some, they “turn and run the other way” when they see the title and others come expecting what they have learned from other pelvic floor courses.  I feel the course has exceeded expectations from these thought processes by the feedback we have received.  If you treat back pain, hip pain, SI pain, breathing disorders, gait, etc., then I challenge you to consider that you also treat the pelvic floor.  The pelvic floor does not do the same thing on the left side in the stance phase of gait as it does on the right side during swing phase.  Not even to mention if you don’t have frontal plane control of an hemi-pelvis you will not get the pelvic floor in the proper position for alternating reciprocal function.  Every patient needs to walk so every patient needs a pelvic floor.  Have you ever wondered why athletes have pelvic floor symptoms when they have never had children or surgery?  Poor synchronization of breathing, poor inhibition of the anterior inlet/posterior outlet, poor frontal plane control of an inlet and outlet of the hemi-pelvis and again poor reciprocal alternating function. This course integrates Myokinematics and Postural Respiration. You are missing a piece in the Left AIC and PEC chains without the pelvic floor component and it may be why your patient can only get 80% better with their current PRI program.  I welcome any additional feedback from PRCs and PRI veterans who have attended this course. - Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC

Posted November 4, 2011 at 7:02PM
Categories: Courses

PRI speaker Jen Poulin was in Minneapolis, MN the weekend of October 22-23, 2011, teaching a Myokinematic Restoration course. Here is a great quote from one of the attendees!

“Mind-blowing. I feel there’s a whole realm I can tie this into in my training but no idea where yet.”

Posted October 31, 2011 at 7:09PM
Categories: Courses

Last week Gregory Parfianowicz traveled to Poland to educate a group of therapists and dentists on Postural Respiration and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration.  We asked Gregory a few questions about his trip…

Who was in attendance?
We had physical therapists, dentists, dental technicians and orthodontists attending a 2-day PRI overview course with emphasis on “Cervical-Cranial -Mandibular Restoration”.
I was impressed that so many dentists are considering, if not already , working closely with physical therapists (at least 3 attendees have extra room in their office for PT and employ one on part time basis).

Why do you think there is an interest from the dentists in that area?
I believe that dentists and orthodontists in Poland are becoming even more concerned with patients not responding fully to their treatment and the patients are breaking appliances/crowns more often on the left side than right. They are concerned with those patients negatively advertising their practice in cases where they are being charged for the service which didn’t work.
By the end of each day we had a discussion going all over the room with suggestions, it wasn’t one way communication, it was sharing information between each profession to help the patient.
One dentist sent a text to her husband during lunch on the first day- “Before I do any type of tooth work, including fillings, I need to contact and discuss the case with the patient’s physical therapist, optometrist, and psychiatrist.”

Do you have any future plans for PRI courses in Poland?
We hope to do the next course for “teams” of physical therapists and dentists in the spring of 2012 and hopefully another Myokinematic Restoration course for physical therapists as well.

Posted October 28, 2011 at 7:14PM
Categories: Clinicians Courses

PRI Pelvis Restoration speaker Lori Thomsen recently taught a course in Chapel Hill, NC. Here is a great quote from one of the attendees!

“Lori was amazing! What a great instructor!!! Thank you so much, I love the course!”

Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:18PM
Categories: Courses
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