I always like travelling back to the Northeast especially when I get a chance to teach in Boston. This trip was extra special as I was able to bring my girls and husband with me for the weekend and a little extended getaway for me! The girls have grown up with PRI and it is fun to watch them (not medical) be able to identify a pattern in the way someone walks!
I had the pleasure of mentoring one of our new faculty members Jason Miller. Jason and I taught the course together. Even though the Celtics did not win on Sunday night, I'd say his performance was a slam dunk. This class was not much different demographically speaking from most Myokinematic of the Hip and Pelvis that I have taught over the years. Most attendees were taking their first course and some had taken multiple. The cool part was everyone had some exposure to the science and were eager to learn the why behind what we were doing with the PRI methods. We explored patterns, how it changed position and could result in pain or decreased performance. Speaking of performance, I was also fortunate to have Eric Menchi as a lab assist. Eric has been around PRI for awhile and was able to provide insight as to how he applies PRI science with his personal training clients. Jae from Northeatern also spoke to the application of the Northeastern Athletes in both the training room and how they integrate with the strength and conditioning staff.
Let me say this to those that are struggling. The struggle is real and PRI is not an easy science. It makes you think long and hard about what your patient is doing and how they are compensating whether that is good or bad. It is our mission to help our patients clients and athletes to better movement with less pain and of course better function! This course provides the new learner a gateway to apply and progress following algorithms that have stood the test of time. It was pleasure to mentor Jason and teach a room full of enthusiatic learners the science of PRI and yes, I did my best to stay on topic with the hip!