Clinicians

Recently, two PRC therapist’s spent time integrating with and educating groups of dentists across the country. Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC presented at a Dental Conference in Atlanta, GA in November, while Kathy Johnson, PT, PRC recently had the opportunity to spend a couple weeks at the Pankey Institute in Florida, serving as guest faculty for their TMD II course. Kathy provided this blog entry on New Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Integration. Kathy’s comments in this blog reflect the openness many dentists have regarding the need to balance oral function and posture. The neck and the mandible compensate for functional malocclusion, just as the teeth accommodate for cervical-cranial unilateral patterns of function. Without obtaining, recognizing and achieving cervical-cranio-mandibular neutrality, as the neuro-muscular adaptation to unfamiliar occlusion is established, both the dentist and the physical therapist outcomes will be challenging at best. Maintaining a PRI reference between offices is highly recommended. These two professions have so much in common where and when neuro-muscular position and postural influences are considered. Thank you Mike and Kathy for your efforts in integrating PRI with these groups of dentists! - Ron

Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:22PM

Thanks to Josh Olinick for sending us this email…

Just in case you guys don’t have this yet…(I keep realizing {and envying} the brilliance)

Vitruvius, the architect, says in his work on architecture that the measurements of the human body are distributed by Nature as follows that is that 4 fingers make 1 palm, and 4 palms make 1 foot, 6 palms make 1 cubit; 4 cubits make a man’s height. And 4 cubits make one pace and 24 palms make a man; and these measures he used in his buildings. If you open your legs so much as to decrease your height 1/14 and spread and raise your arms till your middle fingers touch the level of the top of your head you must know that the centre of the outspread limbs will be in the navel and the space between the legs will be an equilateral triangle.

The length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height.

From the roots of the hair to the bottom of the chin is the tenth of a man’s height; from the bottom of the chin to the top of his head is one eighth of his height; from the top of the breast to the top of his head will be one sixth of a man. From the top of the breast to the roots of the hair will be the seventh part of the whole man. From the nipples to the top of the head will be the fourth part of a man. The greatest width of the shoulders contains in itself the fourth part of the man. From the elbow to the tip of the hand will be the fifth part of a man; and from the elbow to the angle of the armpit will be the eighth part of the man. The whole hand will be the tenth part of the man; the beginning of the genitals marks the middle of the man. The foot is the seventh part of the man. From the sole of the foot to below the knee will be the fourth part of the man. From below the knee to the beginning of the genitals will be the fourth part of the man. The distance from the bottom of the chin to the nose and from the roots of the hair to the eyebrows is, in each case the same, and like the ear, a third of the face.

The preceding is the complete translation of the text accompanying Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man. It is actually a translation of Vitruvius, as Leonardo’s drawing was originally an illustration for a book on the works of Vitruvius.

Check out the latest blog story written by Jennifer Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC on treadmills and television.  Click HERE!

Posted December 21, 2011 at 7:11PM

One of our newest PRC clinicians, Jen Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC, wrote a blog on the importance of exhalation.  You can read it HERE!

Posted December 8, 2011 at 7:18PM

Check out the latest blog from PRC Jason Masek called “A Little Bit more about NEUTRAL”

Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:30PM
Categories: Clinicians

Check out our latest interview with Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC by clicking HERE!

Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:33PM

Dr. Wise has recently been certified as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). Dr. Wise was one of only 27 optometrists to achieve this status within COVD at the association’s annual meeting last month. . It took years of hard work, hours and hours of qualification tests and case reports, and lots of sacrifice but all the work has paid off.

Dr. Wise is one of only three optometrist in the state of Nebraska who has achieved this status and certification. As a fellow of COVD she is now certified to offer state-of-the-art clinical services in PRI Vision science, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, sports vision and vision rehabilitation.  All COVD Fellows are Board certified in vision development and therapy and offer functional and preventative vision care services to their patients.  To maintain this honor and certification Dr. Wise must obtain a minimum of 15 hours of COVD courses per year.  This assures all patients who see Dr. Wise at the Hruska clinic or PRI Vision are getting the latest care available in behavioral optometry and functional vision science.

Congratulations Dr. Wise!!!!

Posted November 11, 2011 at 7:54PM
Categories: Clinicians

Learn how to bring your right hip forward, the “right” way! Check out Lori’s latest video running blog.

Posted November 4, 2011 at 7:05PM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

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

Curricular Consideration

A big thanks to Jason Robey for sending me the email below. I can’t think of a better “curricular consideration” for attending our upcoming vision course!

On Saturday I went to the optometrist for my annual eye exam. Below is the conversation that the optometrist and I had while he did the exam:

Opt: What are you doing right?
Me: Exercises
Opt: But you always exercise right?
Me: Yea but these exercises are different

Opt: Well whatever you are doing has improved your astigmatism
Me: Breathing exercises
Opt: I have never seen anyone with an astigmatism as bad as yours get better. I was actually concerned you may have a disease that causes an astigmatism to rapidly get worse. Yours is getting better. I am going to back down the power. Whatever you are doing keep doing it. I am not sure how you are reshaping your own eye.

Then we talked about the website and he is going to look into the PRI Vision website

Jason H. Robey, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Director of Athletic Training Services Appalachian State University

Posted August 17, 2011 at 1:12PM
Categories: Clinicians
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