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Blog Posts in January 2012

The Hruska Clinic staff recently updated their recommended shoe list. In addition, there are some notes at the bottom of the list to help guide physical therapists in choosing the right shoe for each patient. Click here to see which shoes made the list!

Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:09AM

Craniofacial Pain Center of Nebraska, Michael Hoefs, DDS is offering for Dentists and Orthodontists a two day in office hands on course:

May 10th & 11th, 2012
8 AM—5PM each day
Location: Craniofacial Pain Center of Nebraska, 4131 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 101 Lincoln, NE

Click HERE for all the details!

Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:15AM

Lori Thomsen will be traveling to Phoenix two weekends in a row! Due to high demand, we have added a second course date for Pelvis Restoration in Phoenix.

Course Dates
February 18-19, 2012
February 25-26, 2012

Registration for February 25-26 is now open! If you are currently registered to attend the course on February 18-19 and would prefer to attend the following weekend, please email Paige to transfer your registration. Adding a second date will allow for two smaller courses and more one-on-one time with Lori!

Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:10AM

Be sure to mark your calendars and contact all your friends. Today we confirmed a new course for our 2012 schedule that is not listed in our brochure. We are teaming up with Kevin Neeld and Endeavor Sports Performance to bring Myokinematic Restoration to the Philadelphia area. Endeavor Sports Performance is located in Pitman, NJ, about 20 minutes east of Philadelphia.  All of us here at PRI are excited for this opportunity and our speaker, Jen Poulin, hopes to see you there!

Posted January 19, 2012 at 11:25AM

Check out Jason Masek’s latest blog discussing Postural Restoration!

The saying “squared away” means that one is in an adequate position for whatever has to be done next.  This saying has nothing to do with something actually being squared in shape or form.  It means: everything is in order; everything is arranged/ positioned and taken care of.  On the other hand, when you look at the human body, you can shape it by creating or arranging it to determine its form. Postural Restoration Institute® concepts/principles are governed by posture, position and patterns.  In every moment we are shaping our bodies into a posture that corresponds to the demands placed upon it.  Something that arranges and repeats itself in a predictable way is a pattern.  The body is shaped by how we use it and patterns govern how we function.  We all fall into patterns which create postures that reflect our body’s overall shape and/or position. READ MORE.

Posted January 13, 2012 at 11:30AM

David Drummer, DPT, PRC recently posted this blog on the topic of squatting.

Often I have patients who enjoy lifting weights ask me: “When can I squat again?” They ask because they’ve been educated to know that a large part of the reason they’re in our clinic seeking treatment is because they have a forwardly tilted pelvis and a strong tendency to arch their backs backward, and that doing resisted squats with a barbell on their shoulders will make it difficult to get out of this position. This is because when they do squats with a barbell on their shoulders, they have to arch their backs, which is not something we want when going through a PRI physical therapy program. I think many postural restoration therapists would tell a weight lifter that they should NEVER perform a resisted squat. As a former power-lifter, a former patient at the Hruska Clinic, and now a certified PRI therapist at the Hruska Clinic, I have a slightly different perspective, though don’t misunderstand what I am about to say. Don’t tell people that Dave at the Hruska Clinic says its okay to squat, if you don’t inform them of the parameters REQUIRED before I allow them to squat. READ MORE.

Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:37AM

It is with much excitement that we announce today the Postural Restoration Trained Class of 2012!  PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. Five individuals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska and Jason Masek.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.  The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the requirements.

PRT credentialed athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists offer a unique approach to physical medicine called Postural Restoration. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.


Pictured from left to right (front row: Kentaro Ishii, Jason Robey, Janie Ebmeier, second row: Jason Masek, Zachary Nott, Brent Albrecht, Chris Poulin, Ron Hruska).

Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:35AM


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