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Had a great trip to one of my favorite cities for another great PRI experience, this time talking about chronic pain patients, geriatrics and home health. Donna Behr, PT, MS, DPT PRC and the staff at Mass General Hospital were fantastic hosts and a joy to be with. There were a number of clinicians who had been to a few PRI courses but had struggled to put the concepts together and fully integrate them. The overwhelming consensus was that the Saturday morning “Introduction to PRI” helped bring things together very well for the group and prepared them for a day and a half of meaningful application.
We all gained a better appreciation for airflow and rib rotation and the discord that improper breathing can cause, especially in the sagittal plane. We learned about neurological reference centers across the foot and ankle, hips and across the thorax and how to use them to enhance movement and performance. And we also discussed the concept of cortical lateralization and how the lateralized human needs to be treated at any age with regards to breathing and rotation to help balance function and handle life demands.
Donna Behr, PT, MS, DPT PRC has been a wonderful PRI pioneer in Boston trying to influence as many professionals as possible with her cheerful smile and upbeat attitude. I think a follow up text she sent me a few days after the course says it best, “Hey James, it has been a joy to be at work this week. There has been so much enthusiasm for trying out what my colleagues learned this weekend, as well as their clinical successes. I chuckle with every balloon that releases its air, knowing what it signifies regarding people being open to a new and different paradigm shift. Thank you for you teachings!”
You’re welcome Donna, you’re welcome Mass General, and you’re welcome Bean Town. It was a fantastic weekend.