Had a great weekend teaching Myokinematic Restoration with Wes Rosner and the rest of the staff at Velocity Sports Performance Southbay in Redondo Beach. Angelina Masino, Kenny Kallen and Yohei Arakaki, you guys were fantastic hosts and made sure we had everything we needed to deliver a great course to a large group of sports performance, strength and conditioning, movement and rehab professionals. Thank you to my lab assistants, Aimee Miyazawa, M.Ed, ATC, LAT, PRT and Matt Varca, DPT, PRC. You two were very helpful answering questions and assisting with exercise techniques in the lab portion of the course. The course attendees and I thank you for a job well done.
Nearly 75% of the class were first time attendees and that gave us the opportunity to spend a bigger part of the morning talking about PRI theoretical considerations and to help answer any unanswered or confusing questions they may have had about our science. I always love learning how people find their way to a PRI course, because everybody has a story and every story is unique in its own unique way. This weekend reminded me how much of an honor it is to be a course instructor and to act as voice for the institute as new professionals consider the tenants of the science and the possibility of using Postural Restoration in their future. It’s a special privilege to have the undivided attention of so many talented and capable professionals who have committed their time and their resources to learning about PRI. Thank you all for your interest and for the opportunity to spend two days together learning, practicing and integrating what we learn.
Thank you Aadil Ansari for traveling all the way from Connecticut to be with us. You get the furthest distance traveled award. Katie Piraino, your trip down from Alaska was a close second and the course was better because you made the effort to be here. Thanks for coming down. Rowena Tam and Timothy Von Behren, you two made me appreciate the value of having PT students in our courses. Locatelli Roa, your clarification questions and routine summaries of what you were learning helped the rest of us keep our thoughts together. Thanks for your participation and thank you for sharing your lunch with Matt and I on the second day. I have a new appreciation for Cuban food thanks to you. Gregg Miele and David Odom, you guys both had great insights on how PRI could be used well in performing arts, sports performance and general fitness populations. I enjoyed the class discussions and one on one discussions with you guys. Thanks for being there and thanks for sharing. John Dusel, thanks for taking time over the mid-season All-Star break to be with us. I know you travel constantly throughout the season and time on breaks is precious. I appreciate your interest. Tell Mike and Drew I appreciate the encouragement and mentorship they provide you guys. You're in a great place.
All in all, it was a great two days discussing performance of the pelvis and the hips from a PRI perspective. We evaluated the unmet needs of the left side of the pelvis and compared those to the unmet needs of the right side of the pelvis using a coloring exercise and a detailed discussion of the planes of movement for each respective muscle in the pelvic girdle. This helped us determine which component of the gait cycle was deficient on the left side and also the right side and know exactly which muscles to train to resolve the problem. We learned about pathological laxity in the hip joints and about a PRI concept called "ligamentous muscle” that helps close the deal with lax hip cases. And of course, we spent time learning and practicing the Hruska Adduction Lift Test, so we could monitor our progress and learn what we needed to do to put together the incomplete components of gait. Great job to a super great group of professionals. Thank you.