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Blog Posts in April 2015

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.

Posted April 2, 2015 at 2:20PM
Categories: Courses

In PRI, we are typically focusing on creating a reciprocal and alternating neuromuscular system. However, our neuromuscular system is connected with all the other systems in our body. There appears to be a coupling between autonomic, central, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems which, in parallel with our neuromuscular system, are also asymmetrical and rhythmically shifting. “Asymmetry, Lateralization, and Alternating Rhythms of the Human Body” has been broken up into 5 parts describing this phenomenon in addition to the story of how and why our asymmetry came to be. It can also be accessed at on my website where I have written on other various topics that relate to PRI. 

CLICK HERE to read Part 4: "How Does One Reconcile an Asymmetrical Neuromuscular System?"

CLICK HERE to read Part 3: "How Did Humans Become Asymmetric?"

CLICK HERE to read Part 2: "What Does Asymmetry Provide for a Human Being?” 

CLICK HERE to read Part 1: "The Prevalence of Human Asymmetry and Lateralization"

Posted April 2, 2015 at 11:07AM
Categories: Clinicians Articles

Congratulations to Michal Niedzielski, who recently had an article that he wrote about PRI published in a Polish Rehabilitation Journal! In addition to this article, Michal has translated and taught Myokinematic Restoration to colleagues in Poland, and is currently working to translate and teach Postural Respiration and Pelvis Restoration in Poland as well!

Posted April 1, 2015 at 3:45PM
Categories: Clinicians Articles

I found myself in Columbus, Ohio at Donskov Strength and Conditioning and there I was greeted by Anthony Donskov himself!  He and his brother Matt are the genuine article and are very learned in cutting edge performance training.  They welcomed people from all over the country to sit-in on the class I was teaching: Postural Respiration.  The facility was packed with superstars and we were all collectively grinning like a mule eating briars!  We had a blast, the weekend was over much too quickly.  I hope to return to Columbus sometime soon and hang with Matt and Anthony Donskov again!!

Posted April 1, 2015 at 1:28PM
Categories: Courses

Happy April! And I mean it, that's no Fool's joke.

'Tis the month of Interdisciplinary Integration (better get your spot!), and to celebrate, I wanted to post up a link to a write up on this past December's Advanced Integration course.

It's four parts (one for each day of the course). All parts have all been published, so here is part Ipart IIpart III, and part IV.

Hope this gets your brain gears moving a little like it did mine.

-Lance Goyke

Posted April 1, 2015 at 8:35AM
Categories: Courses Clinicians Science
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