Ron Hruska will be presenting at the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) Annual Meeting pre-conference workshop in Puerto Rico, on September 13, 2017. The pre-conference workshop titled "A Collaborative Approach to Restoration of Airway, Posture and Breathing" will include Greg Johnson, Brad Gilden and Ron Hruska.
Synopsis of Ron's Workshop Presentation (4 Hours)
Pharyngeal airway volume, facial-skeletal asymmetries, maxillary or mandibular retrognathic occlusion and cranio-verticality usually correspond with functional patterns of prevalent lateral vertical cervical posture, lateral biased forward cervical posture and lateral trusive mandibular passive rest position and functional activity. A review of the literature will result in very little evidence suggesting that these prevalent patterns of hemi-diaphragmatic respiration, unilateral function of the cranium, mandible and cervical complex can contribute to overall airway, oro-pharyngeal, or cranial expansion. Yet the evidence of predominance and prevalence of unilateral cervical dysfunction, thoracic curvature of the spine (scoliosis) and eye dominance as related to temporal mandibular dysfunction and pain is overwhelming.
Based on his experience working directly with dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, speech therapists, audiologists, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists over the last 27 years, he will share his observations and treatment intervention recommendations as they relate to patients who are experiencing symptoms related to predictable and prevalent integrated thoracic, cervical and cranial lateralized function and torsion. An overview of cervical position will be given as it relates to the most common patterns of the cranium and mandibular function. Guidelines implementing the dentist, physical or occupational therapist, and possibly optometrist will be provided to establish acceptable maxillary and mandibular myosseous and occlusal function. Osteopathic considerations and concepts will help support the foundation for this integrative model that is presently being implemented by many nationally and internationally Postural Restoration Institute® educated health care professionals and dentists.
CLICK HERE for more information on the AAPMD Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico. If you are interested in attending this pre-conference workshop, anybody that signs up for the pre-conference will receive $150 off the conference fee. The discount code is: WORKSHOP