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Blog Posts in March 2017

Thank you Joey from Engineered Per4mance for hosting Pelvis Restoration in Iowa. We had 10 clinicians attending their FIRST PRI course. We had 5 P.T. students and 1 dental student in addition to physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and a chiropractor. What an amazing group of individuals learning this past weekend. Trisha had an appropriate car decal on her truck “Pelvic Sorcery.” Of course we weren’t performing “black magic” on the pelvis, but we were applying the science and concepts of PRI to the complexities of the pelvic inlet and outlet. We need a pelvic diaphragm that can achieve a “zone of opposition” just like the respiratory diaphragm in left stance for correct forward propulsion in gait. If not, our patients will utilize the pelvic diaphragm as a postural stabilizer just like the respiratory diaphragm. Chew on that and realize the importance of opposition of the pelvic diaphragm by pelvic outlet abduction via the left obturator internus and illiococcygeus and the pelvic inlet adduction via the left iliacus. This pelvis frontal plane control allows our necks and ankles to wobble and trunks to rotate.

Posted March 6, 2017 at 3:25PM

The word “symposium” means a formal meeting at which experts deliver addresses on a topic that relates to a collection of opinions on a subject.    Remodeling dynamic perception and behavior for appropriate functional periods of time and places of neurologic “instability” is the subject of this year’s 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium.  There probably is not a greater influencer on neuro-mechanical “over” or “hyper”compensation and “over” or “hyper” stabilization than pain.  That is why we asked Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT to give her perspective on the topic of pain and its influences on our intervention programs.   Her experience and practical methods that can be implemented to identify pain generators should help our patients, clients and athletes decrease this “over” or “hyper” drive for protection, stabilization and patterning.  The course attendee will not only appreciate the many perspectives of pain influencing functional outcomes but will also listen to a very well known and positive minded speaker who knows how to relate motor control or lack of to pain.

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Posted March 3, 2017 at 2:47PM

Last weekend I got to spend some time in Colorado teaching Impingement and Instability. Once again, Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy hosted PRI. These guys continue to be a beacon in Colorado, leading the way with this cutting edge science. Julie Vuxinic-Martin MSPT was the consummate host and she made us all feel right at home. My buddies Michael Locasto CSCS and Chris Schepel ATC from the Arizona Diamondbacks were on hand and represented well. There were several PRC's on hand as well: Craig Depperschmidt DPT, PRC, Joy Backstrum PT, PRC, Moon Hemeyer DPT, PRC and Lisa Kelly PT, PRC. Thanks for coming and thanks for your kind words. Lisa, thanks for the lift! This class, for those who haven't taken it, is a very different PRI exploration. We move forward beyond the standard algorithms noted in the basic courses and we explore concept-driven treatment plans that provide concrete ways to treat that next layer of difficult patients. Think management of "planes of movement" and "neurological reference centers". Everyone seems to be really glad they took the course after the two days is completed. It's a great advanced course that gives you a chance for real interaction and great back and forth dialogue and we had a blast! On a side note: Rebound in Loveland is where I taught my first Myokin solo class 11 years ago! It was so nice to return.

Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:37AM

I attended  a Myokinematic Restoration course this last weekend in NYC and I was scheduled to teach the course, but had the most wonderful opportunity to attend the course, as an attendee and an instructor assistant.  First of all, I always enjoy going to New York because it offers me the ability to spend time with my two grandsons, Maxwell and Dash, who live in the heart of the Meatpacking District.  I always enjoy the culture and the eclectic backgrounds of course attendees who live and come to PRI courses in  New York City.  And I appreciate, so much, the hospitality of the Finish Line Physical Therapy  staff.  Michael Conlon has become a good friend of ours and has accommodated us over the last few years in the most gracious manner.   However, this trip allowed me to see a new PRI faculty member instruct and mentor and teach me on how to “apply examination and assessment skills to neuromuscular dyssychrony and postural asymmetries that affect stability and function of the lower half”, or how to apply the third outlined objective for this course, in a manner that I have never experienced before. Dan Houglum MSPT, ATC/L, PRC held my attention the entire two days  and took me on a course that was historically and clinically presented through his lens, as a student of mine 20 years ago and as a PRI seasoned clinician and now a faculty member today.    Dan not only is one of our most prepared presentors but one of our most precision based and practical minded clinicians.  His comments on how “resistance” becomes “assistance” still resonates as I write this.  I was so proud to be his student and so humbled to be his assistant and know that any future course attendee that has the opportunity to hear him and listen to him will also be engaged and listened to, by him. 

Posted March 2, 2017 at 10:44AM

This Postural Respiration class was about 80% first time attendees to a PRI course. What was impressive was how good and how many questions were asked during the weekend. The questions were always relevant and "on point" helping to guide other students in their understanding of what can be an overwhelming experience for a first timer! This is when teaching a course is at its best when students are helping other students in understanding rib kinematics and the necessity of diaphragm shape and position as it relates to their rehab protocols and sport performance application. Erin Rajca did an incredible job as my lab assistant! Some of the questions included how does the shape of the left or right diaphragm reciprocate and alternate during dynamic activities like walking in different phases of gait? This is a first time hosting of a PRI course at this facility and the feedback on Sunday is that they want more! Thanks for hosting Apex Physical Therapy!

Posted March 1, 2017 at 4:00PM
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