Enjoyed a beautiful weekend on the East Coast of Florida with David Donatucci and the awesome staff at the Florida Institute of Performance. It's always a blessing to be able to enter the world of Athletic Performance Training and collaborate with some of the best out there. David, we're impressed with your program and especially impressed with how well you treated us as guests in your facility. Thank you.
Also, a big thank you to Karen Hoyt, PT, ATC, PRC for spending the weekend with us and working with the group as my lab assistant. You're one of the PRI pioneers in Florida and a great example to a growing body of clinicians as the first PRC in the state.
The word of the weekend was fundamentals. Fundamentals of rib mechanics, fundamentals of breathing, fundamentals of patterned body postures and fundamentals of inhibition and restoration. We stayed focused on the basic principles that drive PRI thorax evaluation and treatment and used repetition and analogy to keep things clear.
George, it was an honor to have you join us for this course with some of your staff and to go beyond just golf and talk about baseball performance considerations. I loved how you kept it practical for us when you asked what we could do with a baseball athlete when you only had a few minutes prior to performance. Thanks for jumping up on the demo table and letting me show you and the group the power of rib internal rotation and reducing hyperinflation. I do indeed think you looked 10 years younger after the treatment. #fightingweight.
All in all, it was a great 2 days on breathing, inhibition and biological performance across the thorax. Thanks again for your strong interest as a group in the fundamental principles of this institute. We were really honored to be there.