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Blog Posts in March 2016

Last weekend I traveled to Finish Line Physical Therapy in the Big Apple!  I had the wonderful opportunity to introduce the world of PRI to a large group of first-time attendees plus several veteran PRI enthusiasts.  The class:  Myokinematic Restoration.  With Jesse Hamm PT, CMP, PRC (fellow faculty member from the Institute) present, we got to go over the intricacies of the L AIC pattern.  New attendees were excited to be there and many came up to me saying just how wonderful the course was.  Mike Zhao is a strength and conditioning specialist in NYC and he told me that he keeps coming to realize the power and the depth-of-importance of this material.  He is certainly one of many rising stars that I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet.  Ashleigh Catherine DPT and Danny Burbano PTA and  Kento Kamiyama DPT, Anna Padilla DPT, CSCS and Kim Baurenfeind DPT were but a few of the rock stars that were enjoying the material.  Folks I can’t thank you enough for the kind words on your evaluations and your incredibly thoughtful emails that I have already received.  Juan Miolan PT I am always glad to “help a brotha out”  LOL!  You made it fun.  I hope I get to return to Finish Line sometime soon.  Alicia Ferriere DPT, I’m glad I know you and get to refer to you as my friend.  I am a better man because of all of you this past weekend.  Thank you for improving my life and giving me the opportunity to learn as I taught.  See you in a future course!

Posted March 15, 2016 at 12:48PM
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THE CANTRELL CENTER FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE:
LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST - IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING IN WARNER ROBINS, GA

The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is now interviewing for a Licensed Physical Therapist.  We are a Postural Restoration Certified Facility and you will work with and learn from the very best!                      

***New Graduates May Apply***

The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is proud to have served Middle Georgia and the community at large for over twenty years, as an independently owned clinic and wellness facility. Our expert services and individualized programs for our patients and clients have made us the number one outpatient rehabilitation facility in the region.  Patients and athletes travel from across the southeast, all areas of the country, and even Europe to take advantage of our unique services and unmatched expertise.

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 OFFER:

  • A Work/Life Balance -- We understand that you have a family outside of work.
  • Outstanding work environment – Beautiful, clean, state-of-the-art facility! A fun, positive atmosphere!
  • Commitment to clinical excellence - You'll learn from the best!
  • Team atmosphere - Our employees care about each other!
  • Ethical standards - We have a reputation for the best patient care!
  • Constant training and learning - You will learn Postural Restoration Institute treatment methods.
  • An excellent mentoring program for new hires – especially for new grads
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Mike Cantrell teaches Postural Restoration Institute® courses to Professional Athletes all over the United States! We are proud of his and the Cantrell Center's accomplishments!

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We encourage you to visit our website for more information about our company and our programs. 
If you like what you see there, please contact/submit your resume to Mary Oakley, PT, CHT, at vpop@cantrellcenter.com.

Posted March 14, 2016 at 4:59AM

Jennifer Bullock, PT, OCS, PRC was the first speaker Ron invited to speak at this year’s symposium, after he learned of her personal and clinical experience with sensory and auditory processing disorders. As Jennifer will discuss in her presentation, she personally has been diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, and she has also two children that are affected by auditory processing disorder and sensory processing disorder.  Her presentation title is “Do You Hear What I Hear? A Personal Experience with Sensory and Auditory Processing Disorder.”  

Jennifer graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. She is currently enrolled at Texas Women’s University completing the transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. Jennifer is employed at Texas Health in Allen, TX in the outpatient PT department, where she works with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, and lymphatic diagnoses. Jennifer is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) and Lymphatic Certified. She is also a trained provider for The Listening Program® (TLP), a music listening method, personalized to improve brain fitness at any age or level of ability.

Jennifer’s presentation will focus on how Sensory Processing Disorder and Auditory Processing Disorder effect the ability for the human body to organize stimulus. When organization of incoming stimulus is decreased, then resulting limitations occur in the body such as decreased ROM and neuromuscular strength. Strategies to help the body organize incoming stimulus will be presented by the use of hearing and music and therefore promote improved organization and neuromuscular control. 

This year's Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium will be held at our new PRI Headquarters (as we are nearing completion of construction of our brand new 5500 sq ft space and scheduled to move in on April 1st)! To receive the early tuition rate of $465.00 you must register by March 18th. CLICK HERE for more information and to register online!

Posted March 11, 2016 at 10:52AM
Categories: Courses

I’m sitting in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio winding down on a Sunday evening after a weekend of Impingement and Instability at Donskov Strength and Conditioning.  It's sometimes strange to find yourself sitting quietly just contemplating what has been said over 16 plus hours of lecture time and interaction.  I absolutely love teaching I&I and the class format. I&I ties so many things together.  It's incredible to discover what is tucked away in "Ron's notes".    This class is such a fearless exploration.  We dared to say things like "if you can't pull air into that R ribcage then, clearly, you can't evert your right calcaneus".  To us it made such perfect sense!   To those reading this...well...if it doesn't....then join me, or James Anderson or Ron Hruska and walk into the REAL world of human kinetics, dare to ask questions and challenge yourself as well as the instructors in this truly interactive, advanced class designed for the explorer.   I'm honored to be a part of this journey of exploration; to roam into the cave and look for the initials scratched on the cave walls "RH" and to then keep moving ever forward. Thanks fellow explorers (especially our host Anthony Donskov) for journeying with me.  Grab your flashlights!  Let's go deeper!!!  

Posted March 10, 2016 at 3:32PM

Enjoyed a beautiful weekend in Bothell Washington with John, Anne, Carolyn, Kevin and the staff of Quality Care Physical Therapy. Thank you Cathleen Desmet, PT, PRC for all your help as a lab assistant as we moved into the examination and exercise portion of the training. Thank you to my friend, Randy Fukuji, PT for traveling all the way from Hawaii to participate in this course. Your insights and questions were a great addition to the weekend. And it was great to train 3 of the very sharp and fun PTAs who work with Betsy Baker Bold, PT, PRC and her team in nearby Everett. You guys were all great.
Many in attendance had already taken the Pelvis Restoration class from Jesse Ham and had learned a lot about pelvic inlet and pelvic outlet performance.  They were excited to add a couple of key hip performance elements to their PRI knowledge base, to put things together all the way down and/or all the way up the kinetic chain to the floor. It was great to add three-dimensional control of the acetabulum over the femur and also the use of ligamentous muscle to stabilize pathologically lax hip joints.  
We talked about the finesse needed for ligamentous muscle to stabilize a hip joint when capsuloligamentous laxity destabilizes it. We also talked about acetabular hole control in three planes and what is required of the AF joint during different phases of the gait cycle. We came to appreciate the muscles that oppose the left AIC pattern and the specific planes that are the most necessary for each one of the hip rotator muscles on both the right and left sides of the body.  All in all, it was a great weekend in the Northwest.
 

Posted March 10, 2016 at 1:43PM
Categories: Courses

We are excited to have Rachel Loveless, Au.D., CCC-A at our 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium speaking on Auditory Processing Disorders. Her presentation title is “A Cognitive Framework for Auditory Processing Disorders”.

Rachel is a clinical audiologist at Boystown National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE. She completed her Doctor of Audiology at the University of South Dakota in 2010 and completed her externship year at the Ear, Head, and Neck Institute in Minneapolis, MN. She was one of five national winners of the Research Forum Award through the American Academy of Audiology for her research in professional knowledge of pediatric genetics. She began working at Boystown National Research Hospital in the summer of 2010, where she continues to specialize in central auditory processing disorders, pediatric and adult diagnostics, pediatric and adult hearing aid fitting, and vestibular testing and treatments.

Rachel’s presentation will explore the cognitive framework of Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD). It will cover the basics of central auditory processing disorders, including defining characteristics, types of CAPD, assessment, and treatment. This will be covered by relating back to basic neuroscience of auditory processing and information processing in the brain.  Application will not only apply to those working in a clinical setting, but also those in non-clinical settings to recognize signs of CAPD with clients or athletes.

This year's Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium will be held at our new PRI Headquarters (as we are nearing completion of construction of our brand new 5500 sq ft space and scheduled to move in on April 1st)! To receive the early tuition rate of $465.00 you must register by March 18th. CLICK HERE for more information and to register online!

Posted March 8, 2016 at 1:27PM
Categories: Courses

We recently recorded a video showing the effects that sound changing earbuds, a tone generator and a pitch changer can have on posture and PRI objective tests. All of these topics will be covered in 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium Sound Effects on Posture: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Sensory Processing. If you are interested in attending the symposium, don't wait to sign up! The early registration rate of $465.00 ends on March March 18th. CLICK HERE to register!

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Posted March 7, 2016 at 8:49AM
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James and I just had a fun weekend with an outstanding group of movement professionals in Chicago. We received fabulous feedback throughout the weekend, and what is even more cool is the feedback I received Monday and Tuesday as course participants are energized and starting to use the material in their settings. Tina Milillo, brand new student to PRI who attended our course for the first time, sent me a message Monday stating “I applied super basic PRI concepts with 2 of my clients this morning, and it was so awesome the feedback I received”. Both of her clients had back pain and when she incorporated the principles of breathing and repositioning thoracic posture, both were able to move through a greater range of motion and train without pain. Additionally, they were able to find and feel the correct muscles to the movement pattern that she was coaching. She was shocked at how easy and effective it was to apply the material she learned this past weekend and see instant results!
PRI Integration and Fitness and Movement is quickly spreading the globe, we’ve had students from various parts of Canada, London, and then this weekend we had a student come all the way from Australia! Thank you Craig Ambler for making the 18-hour trip! Craig is preparing for his PRC and said to me, “this course really helped me put the jig saw puzzles more together”.
Lastly, thank you to Sean Griffin and his wonderful staff at Chicago Primal Gym for hosting the course.  These guys are doing some exciting things, and James and I are thankful that they invited us into their facility to share this course material!!!
If you think this is a course you want to attend this year, do not wait to sign up. These last two both sold out and had significant waiting lists. Our upcoming course locations include EXOS in Dallas, Pure Performance Training in Boston, and lastly the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. I’m looking forward to them all, because this course just keeps getting better!  


 

Posted March 4, 2016 at 10:05AM
Categories: Courses

Many thanks to Lori Strobl, Shawn Van Decker and the Bon Secours Physical Therapy department for allowing us to use their gorgeous facility where we enjoyed a beautiful weekend learning the science of Pelvis Restoration. We learned about four quadrants of the inlet and the outlet of the pelvis, how to use our objective tests to engage in an efficient inhibition and facilitation treatment algorithm for the pelvis. I enjoyed the discussion about teaching clients how to go beyond neutral into frontal plane control of a pelvis stance and bounce between left and right stance. From new PRI folks to seasoned vets of the PRI paradigm, we had a good dialogue and a first rate course attendance. Virginia truly is for lovers--what a loving group that made this weekend a joy to be a part of!  Thanks again to each! 

Posted March 3, 2016 at 10:22AM
Categories: Courses

Leap year weekend outside Kansas City, KS sponsored by Blue Valley Physical Therapy was a big leap for me as I “soloed” to teach Postural Restoration on my own for the first time! The location and participants could not have been more interested and engaged! Physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning experts, and two eager P.T. students from St. Mary’s locally and two eager chiropractic students from nearby Logan Chiropractic School were in attendance.  The weekend was high energy and the feedback was extremely positive from attendees that were new to PRI and want to continue on as well as return attendees who are deepening their understanding of PRI principles!  In addition, each P.T. and D.C. student came loaded with curiosity and intelligent questions!

Posted March 2, 2016 at 10:02AM
Categories: Courses
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