The first Cervical Revolution course of 2023 was presented at the Postural Restoration Institute to an international group of students. Attendees present were from all around the globe including China, Japan, Singapore, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany and Bulgaria as well as from every part of the U.S.A. Professions included physical therapists, chiropractors, strength and conditioning professionals, an osteopath and a medical doctor to learn PRI concepts of the cervical, cranial and occlusal system.
Cervical Revolution is the introduction to the PRI concept of "top down" while acknowledging that "bottom up" is always at play since humans need to manage upright posture, gravity and gas! One of the biggest topics is that if you lose the floor then a new ground up into the cervical spine, cranium and even jaw will occur. When this over reliance on the neck occurs, cranial torsion or pathology is almost certain. This course unlocks the path into the cranium and a deeper dive into neurology which is then presented in tertiary PRI courses.
During the weekend, PRI examination of the cervical spine was then integrated with repositioning techniques that addressed position of the cervical spine, occiput, sphenoid and temporal bones all at the same time. This is part of the magic of this course in understanding how to integrate many parts to restore alternation of the whole with oscillation of atlas and occipital bones, freedom of a sphenoid, wobble of temporal bones and jaws that can freely swing or truse! Louise Kelley, PT assisted me greatly in this endeavor with lab exam, PRI techniques and answering tough questions from curious students.
For over a year, Louise Kelley, DPT, has been training with me to teach Cervical Revolution. This past weekend was her last training course as she will be "flying solo" in May to teach this course on her own. During this time working with Louise I have been so impressed by her knowledge and dedication to the science of PRI. Over the weekend and over the past year I have watched her grow into becoming a stellar faculty member especially in her understanding of PRI principles as well as describing and breaking down techniques to restore alternating cervical and whole structure alternating function. I will miss spending time with Louise and she will be a brilliant Cervical Revolution teacher!