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Blog Posts in March 2013

We had another busy weekend of PRI courses! Despite another winter storm and a few travel delays getting home, the faculty reported a great weekend!

Pelvis Restoration (Salem, OR) - This past weekend in Oregon was amazing.  Approximately 10 individuals experienced their first PRI course!  What a fun and exciting time.  It was also rewarding to see “light bulb” moments going off for others who have attended other courses.  I feel “integration” was a key word this past weekend with how the Pelvis Restoration course integrates Postural Respiration and Myokinematic Restoration together.  Understanding how that polyarticular chain of muscle integrates the whole system.  It was an awesome weekend.  Thanks Salem Health for hosting us this past weekend! -Lori Thomsen

Myokinematic Restoration (Grand Rapids, MN) - Snow, cold, and northern Minnesota hospitality came together for another great PRI course! A group of PRI educated clinicians recruited their co-workers who had not taken an actual course but had seen Postural Restoration used clinically with good results.  Less time introducing PRI concepts allowed a lot of good clinical discussion on things like how to manage the Left AIC foot pattern and dynamic standing exercise activities. -James Anderson

Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration (Minneapolis, MN) - Karen and Carrie thank you for hosting the TMCC course this past weekend. I enjoy teaching this course so much, especially when the audience is multi-disciplinary (optometrist, dentists, ATC’s, PT’s and strength coaches) and they let me “jump around” to teach in an andragogical manner. Thanks! -Ron Hruska

Posted March 13, 2013 at 3:41PM
Categories: Courses

If you have not listened to Neil Rampe’s recent interview on SportsRehabExpert.com, be sure to check it out soon! It is available FREE until this Wednesday only.

The teleseminar interview that I did back in 2011 for SportsRehabExpert.com (scroll down to bottom of the link) is also available for FREE until this Wednesday as well!

The University of Michigan Health System Continuing Education Program will be sponsoring Postural Respiration on April 27-28, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information about this course or to register, CLICK HERE!

Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:03PM
Categories: Courses

Check out the new featured interview with Carrie Langer, MPT, ATC, PRC! Carrie was a member of the first Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) class in 2004, and is co-owner of Kinetic Physical Therapy Institute in Woodbury, Minnesota. Although, there are challenges that come with running a private, outpatient clinic in today’s world of healthcare, Carrie states “there is not a day that goes by in which we (Karen and I) regret our decision.”

To read the full interview, CLICK HERE!

Neil Rampe, M.Ed., ATC, CSCS, LMT, PRT is featured in SportsRehabExpert.com’s weekly teleseminar interview! Neil is in his sixth year as the Manual Therapist for Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. He was introduced to Postural Restoration® in 2006, and earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) in January 2013. In addition to Neil’s interest and expertise in Postural Restoration®, he is also a C level DNS practitioner through the The Prague School of Rehabilitation. In this teleseminar, Neil discusses his background and experience with integrating Postural Restoration® and DNS in his professional career and rehabilitation of elite athletes. 

CLICK HERE to listen to Neil’s teleseminar interview. Neil’s interview, along with Ron Hruska’s teleseminar interview (open link and scroll to the bottom) from sportsrehabexpert.com in 2011 will be available for FREE for the next week!

The 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium on April 11-12, 2013 has been approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and NSCA Certified Personal Trainers attending this event will receive 1.5 CEUs. The two day symposium focused on “Athletic Performance” will feature 8 speakers from across the country. To learn more about this course and register, CLICK HERE!

Posted March 5, 2013 at 8:39AM
Categories: Courses

Josh Olinick, DPT, MS, PRC has begun writing about the pelvic-calcaneal relationships seen in PRI. CLICK HERE to read the first segment of a three part series where he discusses the sagittal plane. Josh did a great job with this article and his illustrations help differentiate what is occurring in the right foot vs. left foot in a Left AIC patterned individual. Stay tuned for part two (frontal plane) and three (transverse plane) of this pelvic-calcaneal relationship series!

For those of you who know Ron pretty well or if you saw his Twitter posting yesterday, you have realized that he likes to know “What’s your story?” He enjoyed reading these recent emails this past week! Thanks for sharing!

I can’t tell you how excited I am by the work that you’ve done (and are doing), bringing together concepts and techniques from various disciplines, and building a unique and incredibly insightful approach to physical therapy examination, evaluation and treatment.  I realize that your work (as all of our work) is built on the shoulders of others, and I am not prone to hyperbole, nor have I ever had a hero; still, I am awed by the genius of your constructions.  I am reeling a bit from all of the information I have received in taking 3 of PRI’s courses in the last month, but everything I have learned has resonated strongly.  There are many patients who I haven’t been able to help, many more who I could never take to 100%, and I’ve always been very aware that I was missing something.  Though I have treated very few patients with the PRI approach thus far, I am convinced that this is the missing link.  I am a bit of a continuing ed junkie, have taken many hundreds of hours of courses (most of them excellent) and am in the process of completing my DPT degree, but I have never encountered coursework that was this inspiring.  It seems that you are grossly under-appreciated in the physical therapy world and I just want to thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do! 
- Carrie S.

All of you guys at PRI are amazing!  I hope that you know how important each of your roles is.  PRI is really changing the lives of countless individuals each and every single day.  It is not only the lives of the patients, but the family members and also the clinicians that are using this.  I, for one, was super frustrated with being a PT and was feeling pretty much like I was wasting my time before I fell into a PRI course.  It was the first course that Jen Poulin had taught and it literally has changed my life. I know that it is easy to get bogged down in our daily lives and our work and to feel like what we are doing is just ‘work’ or doesn’t impact people, but it does. - Lori S

Posted March 1, 2013 at 8:51AM
Categories: Courses Clinicians Science
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