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In PRI, we are typically focusing on creating a reciprocal and alternating neuromuscular system. However, our neuromuscular system is connected with all the other systems in our body. There appears to be a coupling between autonomic, central, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems which, in parallel with our neuromuscular system, are also asymmetrical and rhythmically shifting. “Asymmetry, Lateralization, and Alternating Rhythms of the Human Body” has been broken up into 5 parts describing this phenomenon in addition to the story of how and why our asymmetry came to be. It can also be accessed at on my website where I have written on other various topics that relate to PRI. 

CLICK HERE to read Part 3: "How Did Humans Become Asymmetric?"

CLICK HERE to read Part 2: "What Does Asymmetry Provide for a Human Being?” 

CLICK HERE to read Part 1: "The Prevalence of Human Asymmetry and Lateralization"

Posted March 15, 2015 at 9:42PM
Categories: Clinicians

Dallas Wood, ATC, CSCS, PRT and Zachary Nott, CSCS, SCCC, PRT are the next speakers featured in our speaker spotlight for the upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium on April 16-17th in Lincoln! Dallas and Zach will be presenting on two related topics: “Integrating Limitations for Required Optimal Human Performance” and “Safely Strengthening and Conditioning Those Who Function in ‘Un-Safe’ Situations”.

These two human performance specialists utilize their expertise as Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) professionals working with the Department of Defense. Integrating PRI into training with the operators they work with is not always an easy process, however they have found success, and their knowledge on these topics is something you will not want to miss. Here is what they had to say about their upcoming presentations:

“Integrating Limitations for Required Optimal Human Performance”

When your client can't or won't control their extension bias, you need an integrated approach to help them get the most out of performance. Creating an environment to effectively utilize multiple disciplines to help your client perform optimally maybe what is required. Integrating limitations to move them forward can give them the reference points to be successful.

“Safely Strengthening and Conditioning Those Who Function in ‘Un-Safe’ Situations”

Is an extended system always suboptimal? In certain specialized populations, patterns that the clinician or trainer would normally abstain from may be unavoidable. Certain strategies can be used to prepare a client for activities that require or encourage extension, as well as allow them to manage this pattern when at rest. 

To see a complete list of speakers or to register for the upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration course, CLICK HERE!

Posted March 10, 2015 at 3:19PM
Categories: Courses Clinicians

Mike Cantrell was recently featured again on a teleseminar interview with Joe Heiler on Sportsrehabexpert.com. On this interview, Mike discusses a few case study examples with some athletes he has worked with including diagnoses of: sports hernia, femoral acetabular impingement and shoulder impingement. To listen to this interview for free on Sportsrehabexpert.com, click here! Sportsrehabexpert.com frequently has interviews and topics of PRI discussion, so if you haven't checked it out, be sure to do so!

Posted March 9, 2015 at 8:06PM
Categories: Clinicians Interviews

What do a patient with POTS in California, a patient with pelvic floor pain and TMD in Virginia, a patient with dizziness and migraine headaches in Kansas and a patient with chronic back pain and leg weakness in Washington have in common?   

They each came to Lincoln, NE to be engaged with our PRIME program at the Hruska Clinic within the last month.  To learn more about our PRIME program and to see if we can help you check out our website HERE

Keep on the lookout for more information as we look forward to sharing our unparalleled success stories of integration with you!

In PRI, we are typically focusing on creating a reciprocal and alternating neuromuscular system. However, our neuromuscular system is connected with all the other systems in our body. There appears to be a coupling between autonomic, central, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems which, in parallel with our neuromuscular system, are also asymmetrical and rhythmically shifting. “Asymmetry, Lateralization, and Alternating Rhythms of the Human Body” has been broken up into 5 parts describing this phenomenon in addition to the story of how and why our asymmetry came to be. It can also be accessed at on my website where I have written on other various topics that relate to PRI. 

CLICK HERE to read Part 2: "What Does Asymmetry Provide for a Human Being?” 

CLICK HERE to read Part 1: "The Prevalence of Human Asymmetry and Lateralization"

Posted March 3, 2015 at 1:59AM
Categories: Clinicians Science

Doug Kechijian, PT, PRC was on the Robb Wolf podcast recently to discuss the relationship between PRI methodology, movement variability, and adaptation to training. Follow Doug on Twitter here.

Jason Masek, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PRC will be presenting at the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference in Louisville, KY later this week. The title of Jason's presentation is "Positional Influences, Breathing, and Performance: The Utilization of Postural Restoration for the Strength & Conditioning Specialist". Jason's presentation is on Friday, January 9th at 8:00am. If you are attending this conference, be sure to check out Jason's presentation!

Posted January 5, 2015 at 4:39PM
Categories: Athletics Clinicians

Written by:  Adrian Baker, DPT, PRC | Posted by: Jen Zamora

On December 2, 2014, I had the pleasure of attending and assisting the Cantrell Center in hosting a Volleyball Symposium to the members and parents of the Central Georgia Volleyball Association (CGVA).  Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC, spoke about the vital role that biomechanics play in injury prevention and attaining peak performance. The speech was packed with the basic PRI principles as well as a few Cantrellisms we have all grown to enjoy.  Mike was able to educate our local volleyball players on lateralized functional behaviors.  Through a series of pictures and demonstrations, he was able to teach the volleyball community that not only can we predict and test these asymmetries, but that we can also improve them with a Postural Restoration Program.  After neutralizing the dominant chains of muscle, we work toward acquiring reciprocal and alternating movement of the pelvis, rib cage, neck, and head in all three planes.  This type of movement will increase speed, stamina, and overall athletic performance AND help prevent injuries.

We left the athletes with a list of the “Top 5 Recommendations for Volleyball Players”

1. Be able to fully squat

2. Stand frequently with weight over your LEFT leg

3. DO NOT overstretch your LEFT hamstring

4. Be able to blow up a balloon CORRECTLY

5. Wear supportive shoes

We had an excellent time with an engaged audience.  We are doing another symposium on January 27th for the Perry High School Soccer Team!  See you there or read about it here!!

Adrian Baker, DPT, PRC

Posted December 24, 2014 at 10:37AM
Categories: Athletics Clinicians

Vermont Physical Therapy is seeking a full-time, PRI-educated Physical Therapist to work in our outpatient, private practice located inside the Burlington YMCA. Our therapists are dedicated to quality one-on-one care for every patient. We take an innovative whole body approach focusing not only on the patient’s physical condition, but also on the patient’s mental health, nutrition, and lifestyle. Our therapists specialize in aquatic therapy, custom orthotic fittings, balance and gait training. Ideal candidate would be independent, flexible, and innovative in their treatment approach. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.  Minimum 5 years experience preferred. 

For more information, please contact Chad Rainey, PT, PRC at chad@vtphysicaltherapy.com or (802) 497-0736.

Posted December 18, 2014 at 9:34PM
Categories: Clinicians

Joe Heiler from SportsRehabExpert.com recently featured Mike Cantrell in an audio interview on his website discussing the PRI MyoKinematic Restoration course plus answers some frequently asked questions about the PRI model, hip asymmetries that don't seem to fit a pattern, scoliosis, using a balloon to improve breathing, what type of 90/90 hip lift to use, and a whole lot more. Joe gave us permission to include the MP3 audio file on our website, so CLICK HERE to listen to the hour long interview with Mike!

Also, if you haven't already checked out SportsRehabExpert.com, it is definitely an excellent resource and PRI topics are commonly discussed on this site. Several other interviews have been conducted with Ron Hruska, Julie Blandin, Kevin Neeld, Michael Mullin, Neil Rampe and others discussing PRI in their respective fields! Check it out, if you haven't already!

 

Posted November 21, 2014 at 3:47PM
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