Postural Respiration was presented at Thrive Proactive Health to an enthusiastic group of diverse healthcare practitioners including PT's, PTA's, a DC, personal trainers, a massage therapist and a physician assistant . More than half of the attendees were brand new to PRI as this was their first primary course.
A student's first introduction to a PRI primary course can seem exciting, daunting and often like a quantum paradigm shift with an introduction to asymmetries, lateralization and neuro-respiratory driven biomechanics! Understanding respiration is the key that has the potential to unlock the mystery of how we position a pelvis with a diaphragm, which leg we favor for stance, how we regulate airflow into chambers of the thorax and especially what drives "sense" position and pressure neurologically. Understanding and defining the multi-dimensional neuro-respiratory components of posture as it relates to the asymmetries that exist in the human body, what position we typically live in as humans and then learning how to test and treat objectively and effectively is a major shift in thinking about patient care as well as living in our own body.
It is safe for this faculty member to say that every time a faculty member teaches a course, in some small or large way, we all remember what our first PRI course was like and how new PRI concepts are to the first time student. That is the challenge and fun of teaching, watching "light bulbs" of awareness and discovery come alive in new students and new insights and skills being developed in returning veterans that keep coming back for more PRI as they build their skills and knowledge!
Thrive Proactive Health is an ideal location to provide courses and many thanks to Julie Blandin, PT for providing this state-of-the-art facility, enrolling her staff and especially being an experienced veteran of PRI, first rate lab assistant and sharing her clinical experience and competence with all attendees. Many thanks to her staff for set-up and clean-up including Matt, Dante, Taylor, Karyn, Brittany and Kate!