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!
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
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.
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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!
I recently did an interview with FitCast Podcast where I went over some of the concepts of the Postural Restoration Institute, breathing mechanics and applications. It is about 60 minutes long and is available as a FREE download. The podcast can be accessed here: http://thefitcast.com/episode-312-intro-to-pri-w-michael-mullin. Enjoy!
The new Hamstring Protonic System (Protonics X1 System) is now available for purchase online. For those who might not be familiar with the Hamstring Protonic System, it was originally developed and patented by Ron Hruska in 1995 and has been used by clinicians for many years in treatment of patello-femoral pain, SI joint pain and many other symptoms related to the Left AIC pattern. Click here to access more information written by Ron Hruska on when a Hamstring Protonic System might be recommended.
PRC therapist Lisa Bartels recently submitted a letter with us sharing her excitement for the return of the Hamstring Protonic System as well as more information. There is also a special discounted program being offered for Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) professionals.
Click here for more information or to order your new Hamstring Protonic System (Protonics X1 System)!
Colorado PRI meet up! Join fellow PRI addicts for our quarterly Colorado gathering. Lisa Kelly PT, PRC will review the recent vision course and Craig Depperschmidt PT, PRC and Scott Kosola PT, PRC will reveiw manual techniques and when to use them. There should be plenty of time for discussion as well. 9a.m.- Noon on Saturday, October 25th at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy in Fort Collins. Address is 2211 S College Ave #300, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Email Craig at email@example.com with any questions.
Last month, Ron Hruska was interviewed by a physical therpaist colleague, Paul Potter, and the podcast interview is now available online. To listen to Ron's input on "Three Keys to Creating Your Dream Practice", CLICK HERE! You can also download the podcast on iTunes as well.
There is now a PRI Book Club!
The Postural Restoration Google Group will be discussing Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures by Chris McManus starting on Nov 3, 2014. In order to take part in the fun you must join our google group. The Postural Restoration Google Group is a great forum for PRI practitioners to discuss challenging cases, share important research articles, and simply discuss any topic that is PRI related.
To become a member please send an email to HeatherCarrDPT@gmail.com and she will send you an invitation to join.