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Dynamic Life Therapy & Wellness is a private wellness clinic in Columbus, Nebraska offering PT, OT, massage therapy and fitness and yoga classes. We are seeking a Physical Therapist to join our team. We are an award-winning clinic for our excellent patient outcomes practicing innovative, progressive care. We have a strong clinical team specializing in Postural Restoration to keep our patients healthy at home and in the workforce. We believe in one-on-one patient centered care individualized to each patient’s needs and abilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Providing interpretation of prescriptions, performing an initial evaluation, and establishing a treatment plan with functional goals and treatment progression with discharge planning documented in a timely, compliant manner using web based EMR

• Periodic communication to physicians

• Supervision of PTA when applicable

• Responsible for establishing and developing professional relationships with referral sources and the community including, but not limited to, physicians, PAs, occupational therapists, chiropractors, case managers, community service groups, etc.

• Complete all licensing and compliance standards as required

Expectations:

• Great patient care and service

• A positive, self-motivated attitude

• Lifelong learner and educator

• A passion for your profession and your patients

We offer:

• Competitive salary

• Paid CEUs and training

• No weekends or holidays

• Retirement and disability insurance benefits

If you are looking for a friendly, flexible workplace that is invested in helping you be the PT you want to be, we look forward to visiting with you. Preference for a therapist trained in Postural Restoration but willing to train. Please apply through whatever means you found this ad. More information about our clinic at dynamiclifetherapy.com.

Work Remotely: No

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time

Pay: $35.00 - $45.00 per hour

For more information, please email livewell@dynamiclifetherapy.com

Posted July 6, 2022 at 8:45AM

LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT – IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING IN WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA
**Now Accepting Applications from New Grads, Upcoming Grads, and Clinicians with Previous Experience**

The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Wellness became Postural Restoration Certified Center in 2008 and we are the only Postural Restoration Certified Facility in the state. We’re proud to have served Middle Georgia and the community at large as an independently owned clinic and wellness facility for over 30 years!

What makes the Cantrell Center a great place to work?
We are a collaborative environment, where patient care is paramount and each team member’s gifts and experiences blend to create an atmosphere of integrity and encouragement. As part of our team, you will work side-by-side with like-minded and dedicated colleagues, while enjoying the opportunity to build your own career.

We believe every patient has unique needs and concerns and those are best addressed one-on-one. NO COOKIE-CUTTER treatments.

Located in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Cantrell Center is located in the Middle of the state! Just a quick drive to Atlanta or the beach, Warner Robins offers convenience to any interest without the crime rate and elevated costs of a larger city.  Visit the website of Robins Regional Chamber for more information about the city of Warner Robins.

WE OFFER:
- A Work/Life Balance
- Outstanding work environment
- Commitment to clinical excellence
- Team atmosphere
- Ethical standards
- Constant training and learning
- An excellent mentoring program for new hires – especially for new grads
- Competitive salary and benefits package

To learn more about why our staff of 30+ calls the Cantrell Center "home", connect with us online:
•  LinkedIn
•  Facebook
•  Instagram
•  Learn about our Annual Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run

If you would like more information or are interested in setting up a time to shadow and interview, please send your resume and cover letter to Jen Zamora at pr@cantrellcenter.com.

Posted June 30, 2022 at 1:32PM

Huntington Beach was the location of the California Chiropractic Association’s (CalChiro) annual sports symposium on May 21-22. There were a wide range of topics including shoulder diagnosis to sports psychology to treating Marfan’s patients and then on to several approaches of functional movement specialties for rehabilitation and sport performance in a chiropractic practice.


I had the privilege of representing the Postural Restoration Institute and the topic presented was on the “The Two Roles of the Diaphragm in Chiropractic, Rehabilitation and Sport Performance”. This topic with lecture and lab had an enthusiastic response and many of the attendees that had taken a PRI course before were “fired up” to learn more. Those who had never heard of PRI or were unfamiliar with our approach were very curious to learn more especially regarding the thoracic diaphragm, breathing in sport performance and pelvic floor dysfunction.


This was the first time PRI was represented along with DNS and SFMA in the same venue at a chiropractic symposium. I got to know Michael Rintala, D.C. who teaches for DNS and Greg Rose, D.C. who developed the SFMA and it was a pleasure to get to know these two highly dedicated and competent practitioners on a personal and professional level.

 
I was more than thrilled to represent PRI to progressive chiropractors open to having an integrated practice approach. It was also a thrill to have Drs. Rintal and Rose in attendance to share more of what PRI can offer regardless of one’s practice approach. I enjoyed learning more about DNS and refreshing my knowledge of the SFMA. In addition, this weekend was a treat for me to see my colleagues and friends Drs. Richard Cheung and Jeff Tucker who were both, in part, responsible for my journey into PRI certification and ultimately into becoming a faculty member. I will always be grateful for their support.


And last, this past weekend was the 10th anniversary of taking my first PRI course, Postural Respiration, and what a meaningful journey it has been!       

Posted June 29, 2022 at 3:36PM
Categories: Science

It is not often that almost an entire group of course attendees are not only new to PRI but nearly the entire group is new to Postural Respiration. In addition, a large number of the course attendees where affiliated with the host site and staff at the University of California at Davis sports medicine department. The combination of new course attendees and the cohesive group from UC Davis made for an entire group experience that this faculty member will remember for a long time!


Respiration is the heart and soul of PRI and how we manage pressure sense neurologically is a post graduate subject that this group new to PRI grasped immediately.  For new students there where questions through out the weekend that re-enforced all of the concepts of this course and the basics of PRI.  Everyone of us can remember their first course and how daunting a "paradigm shift" can be.  This group of students shared this shift in a step-by-step journey into the wonders of this course where it appeared that all were pulled along by each other in this endeavor to learn.  Was it and is it always daunting for new students to be introduced to PRI for the first time or to a new course?  Yes but the energy and attention held throughout the weekend was impressive to say the least!  And, the UC Davis team now can share, practice and grow in their PRI journey together to provide care to their athletes and each other.  I look forward to returning to Davis one day and to see this community of professionals grow in taking all of the primary courses and moving on to secondary and tertiary courses in the future.  Thank you much to Melissa, Sammatha, Doug, Lisa and the entire UC Davis Sports Medicine Team for hosting. 

Posted June 16, 2022 at 4:35PM
Categories: Courses Science

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!

Posted June 13, 2022 at 4:18PM

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship application deadline is just a few days away. If you are interested in applying, please make sure your essay is emailed to Jennifer Platt by June 15th!

This $2000 full scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. To apply, please submit a scholarship essay sharing your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship.

All essays will be reviewed by the PRI Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient of the $2000 full scholarship does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing within the year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications each year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.

If you have any questions with the PRI Credentialing Scholarship, or any questions with the PRC or PRT credentialing process in general, please contact me!

Hi PRI'ers!

My name is Daniel Bek. I live in NYC and intern at NYDNR. They are looking for a physical therapist in the tri state area that is looking to work part time or full time from 4-8pm monday-friday. If any one is intrested in this positon please email iuliia.andrushchenko@gmail.com.

Posted June 7, 2022 at 11:57AM

I really enjoyed presenting Postural Respiration at the very place that PRI began – Lincoln, NE – to a hybrid group of enthusiastic and inquisitive in-person and virtual attendees.
We spent the weekend learning about the influences of the left AIC, right BC, and bilateral PEC patterned overactivity on hemi-chest compression, air flow, and movement. Our most primal movement pattern, respiration, is directly reflected in how we move our bodies in space. The quality, efficiency, fluidity of our walking is directly impacted by where air is directed in the chambers of our thorax.  The numerous videos and photos, presented throughout the weekend, provided stark examples of the deleterious effects of patterned respiratory mechanics on upright posture and movement.

Through lab breakouts, the in-person attendees helped me talk through and demonstrate how to determine if, and how much, a person is being driven by polyarticular muscle overactivity that prevents proper compression and decompression of our systems for healthy movement and physiology.

 This being Lincoln, NE, and not Providence, RI, balloons were back in business, allowing attendees on both sides of the screen to experience eccentric and concentric abdominal contraction and air flow into previously compressed regions of the thorax.
We discussed how the ability of the right 1st rib to move reciprocally is key to enabling the remaining ribs to reciprocally move. Its ability to raise and lower for compression/decompression of the apical chest wall is compromised with overactive scalenes that encourages the subclavius to join the party.  With this disruption in hemi-rib uniform movement at rest, we become stuck in a respiratory state of twist that an individual doesn’t know how to get out of. Hemi-rib uniform movement at rest is a prerequisite for calming the nervous system, so that we can truly rest at night.

Thank you for the many questions to clarify concepts for all attendees. I think I speak for everyone when I say the additional insights that many of you provided, especially in response to the non-manual techniques, were helpful and appreciated. Finally, a big thank you to RJ Hruska for deftly handling the A-V while answering questions and keeping this instructor hydrated and on schedule!

Posted May 31, 2022 at 11:55AM
Categories: Science Courses

The skepticism I had 42 years ago, as I graduated from a Physical Therapy program, regarding models of education and health care practice remains with me today. I pursued a Masters in Public Administration to learn how cities, administrations, etc. collaborate and communicate for the benefit of the inhabitant. I learned a lot about business, how the top of the pyramid develops and what paradigms, courageously were successfully encountered and embraced.


When I read the forward of Dr. James Calson’s book ‘ Physiologic Occlusion’ I remember thinking about his comments about “societies” and how much I agreed with his philosophies. He wrote, “Dental societies, associations, foundations, and academies sponsor journals and other publications for the dissemination of scientific articles to the dental community. It is interesting to me that all are accompanied by length bibliographies. I wonder who wrote the first dental paper and what the bibliography included.  Sometimes it seems that authors are compelled to have large bibliographies to satisfy the critics and skeptics of new and compelling information. Could it be that they are afraid to ‘stand alone’? Afraid that they won’t be accepted on the merits of their own work? Afraid to say anything that is not based upon the work of others who are already accepted and respected in the dental community? I may be wrong in that assumption, but I don’t think so. Copernicus, Einstein, Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others challenged the current thinking of their age, and today we live with the benefits of their Paradigm Shift.”


Having the opportunity to share and discuss my thinking regarding the Stomatognathic System with someone whom I have always considered a silent mentor, for so many reasons, is truly an honor. This opportunity, probably will not come again in our lifetimes, and for that reason alone, I am so grateful. Dr. Carlson is a giant when it comes to education and paradigm shifts.

 
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

- Ron Hruska

Someone once said, “you don’t know what you don’t know.” So, it is with those of us who are “students” including me. For almost 30 years I have been traveling from home, both here and abroad, to many countries around the earth to share what I have learned to be true. In so doing, I have met several hundreds of people most of whom have been kind and hospitable including everyone at PRI with Ron, Jason, Jennifer, and RJ being tops on my list.

I was also most impressed by the level of the content of all the information that Ron and Jason presented.
My “world of dentistry” would be wise to listen to the knowledge and information that is being presented in all of your programs.
That might just make a difference between “knowing and guessing.”

- Dr. James Carlson

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Posted May 25, 2022 at 4:07PM
Categories: Courses Clinicians Science

Science is all about expanding the realm of human perception and human sense. Life is both. This tertiary course allows me to discuss how a change in perception and sense of the visuo-spatial cortex, hemi-chest compression, upper extremity reciprocation and lower extremity alternation of mass management can influence dominance or patterned design outcomes.  A change in perception related to any one of these components, changes perception associated with the other three. This predominant component patterning, precedes our cortical and associated physical, physiologic and psychologic dominance in moving ourselves forward.   I asked two individuals who attended this course to provide some honest, visceral feedback about the material that relates to the assessment and treatment of functional cortical dominance. Thank you Andrew Hauser ATC, CSCS, RSCC, PRT and Robert George DC, PRC for the following insights.

"I feel like I could write quite a bit about this subject as everything I felt like I learned in Vision& conversations from both you (Ron) & Heidi all came flooding back, and then some. It integrated all of it, and I appreciated how good of a job you did regarding bringing up what was backed by research. Simple, complex and everything in between. It's tertiary for a reason, there is no doubt, but it felt like I could finally share what I had learned from you that others hadn't yet experienced. It put it into words. I'm sure each course will be different, yet the golden thread will remain.

Where to begin?! The FLM course brought concepts from the previous vision courses, advanced integration and the primary courses and truly integrated them into what is driving the show on a daily basis. Being able to take all the phases of gait and break them down through our visual processes, hemi-chest airflow, upward limb alternation and how the lower half is responding & supporting these components of forward locomotor movement was a revelation. Understanding the biased-cortical / hemispheric "need for speed" and our abilities, as practitioners, to slow everything down may have turned this into a course on psychology, that wasn't a course on psychology. I think they just took the lid off of Pandora's box." - Andrew Hauser

"Last weekend Ron presented FLM and for this faculty member it was an experience that opened the door wider to PRI tertiary principles.  Integrating Hruska hemispheric components of vision, hemi-chest wall airflow and upper limb alternation first, then considering lower limb alternation, really cemented the basics of forward locomotor movement.  The course also opened the door to more questions for me especially when Ron was talking about the “trombone” effect of near and far vision for FLM.

I called Ron after this course today with not only questions but a realization that this last weekend so many light bulbs went on in my head that opened a gateway to somatosensory topics.  I must confess when I took the vision course several years ago, I didn’t understand much after words!  I was just learning to teach the basic mechanics of primary course work and was overwhelmed by what seemed to be a really complex subject.  After this past weekend, not only did the vision course make more sense, but tertiary course concepts from Cranial Resolution and Occlusal Cervical Restoration became more clear as the sensory and motor components of coordinated and balanced movement were revealed.

One of my questions for Ron was regarding Functional Cortical Dominance.  In our talk today, Ron was discriminating between cortical dominance as well as individual pre-dominance developed over time.  In Postural Respiration, we present the very basics of the left half of brain contributing to right sided dominance.  But the discussion is much more complex including what we see, hear, feel, sense from the ground, temperature, where sound is coming from and the visual kinesthetic sense of movement and flow of things going past us.  This is a short list of sensory input in addition to a psychological component of how we respond to the mystery of being alive for a sense of well being!

In a recent walk I had in nature with Ron and Robin, the topic of discussion was the very human hunger and need of having a sensual experience in nature for our mental and emotional wellbeing.  Filling our senses the sight of waterfalls, rivers flowing into pristine lakes, seeing  the varieties of color, wildlife and trees  all fill a need for a sensual experience.  Ancient natural sound that we have heard as humans for thousands of years like the sound of wind in tall trees, flowing water falls, a thunderstorm and the sound of wildlife including birds and a coyote call are all in our DNA.  The mille-second processing of natural sounds orient us in time and space and even feeling the wind on one side of our face gives us a sense of direction and orientation as well.  Becoming conscious of and feeding all of our senses we all hunger for but have become unconscious or disconnected from in a converged modern world.  These somatosensory experiences expand our awareness, feed our mind and emotions beauty and inspiration and allow for the joy and freedom of movement that is rare in a paved over, domesticated and confined modern experience we just assume is “life”.

 Sensory processing though our five senses is a complex, multilayered experience affecting all parts of our brain all at once with horizontal and vertical movement, flow and forward motion and a mental and emotional response that is processed unconsciously and consciously instantaneously.

Ron asked be for a brief recap of my brief discussion today and as I see it as movement specialists in PRI, expanding and becoming more conscious of our own sensual acuity with the purpose of understanding not just human movement, but providing a path to more sensory awareness, internal mental and emotional fulfillment and well being for our patients and ourselves is a worthy endeavor." - Skip George

Posted May 24, 2022 at 4:51PM
Categories: Courses Science
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