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Blog Posts in April 2012

Over 30 PRC and PRT individuals attended the Annual PRC/PRT Conference that was held in Lincoln on Saturday, April 21st. This annual event allows collaboration among colleagues and this year’s conference included presentations by Curt Johnson, Kyndy Boyle, Sarah Petrich, Christie Thames, Mike Cantrell, Jason Masek, and Jen Gloystein. For those who like to plan ahead, next year’s conference will also be held in Lincoln on Saturday, April 13th! Look for upcoming emails from the planning committee as they develop next year’s conference agenda.

The Quarterly PRC/PRT Update was emailed today, so check your inbox! If you did not receive it, we may need updated contact information from you. Contact Jen if you have an new email address. You can also view the the quarterly update by logging into the Members Only section of the website. If you missed this year’s PRC/PRT Conference, you can view and print the available presentations on the Update Email or on the Members Only webpage!

Posted April 30, 2012 at 9:22AM

Click here to check out a recent blog written by PRC therapist Steve Cuddy on the influences of cycling and faulty breathing mechanics. If you are a cyclist or work with patients who enjoy cycling, this is an excellent read!

Posted April 26, 2012 at 9:24AM

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Check out this video from the Today Show featuring a 13 year-old patient being treated by Holly Spence, PT, PRC.

Holly also shared a few notes of interests regarding her treatment of this patient using Postural Restoration™ techniques.
“Rhian presented 8 months s/p single screw fixation for a slipped capital femoral epiphysis with severely limited left hip PROM/AROM. The most significant was that she had -10 degrees of FAIR.  She had excessive left genu varus, left trunk side flexion, limited hip extension, calcaneal varus then valgus with mid stance to late mid stance for gait.  She also had an excessive left anterior rotated ilium. She was not able to flex her hip past 60 degrees. She was started in sidelying and hooklying positions for PRI activity that would assist with left AFIR incorporating left hamstring, left IC adductor, right glut max IR. We also used sitting on a high stool to get a left hemi bridge with pull downs (modified due to her ROM restrictions). Protonics® was incorprated as well in prone and supine to assist with reducing her anterior rotated ilium/hemilordosis. She has also worked a lot of on left IO/TA integration. Manual tenchniques were used for left obturator release prior to sidelying activity. Shoe wear was addressed to optimize her ankle/foot stability but care was taken due to her hip deformity, and we could not fully stablilize this for fear of this putting too much stress on her knee. Rhian continues to demonstrate weak left glute med with adductor integration in left stance, positive for left Trendelenberg. Her FAIR is quite good passively 35-40 degrees but still weak actively at 25 degrees. She is now working on right sidelying left inlet IPIR with balloon. She is also doing very well with a modified retro walk using two hands on the counter in order to perform it with support and lots of abdominals.”
- Holly Spence

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Posted April 24, 2012 at 9:29AM

We have heard from several individuals commenting on a recent article published in this month’s edition of Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy discussing the relationship of position and function of the diaphragm among patients with and without low back pain. Ron has also read this article and recently included it as a reference within his presentation at the Interdisciplinary Integration course this past week. Click here to check out this article!

Posted April 23, 2012 at 9:33AM

We have just four seats remaining for our upcoming 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium being held April 19th & 20th in Lincoln, NE! This years symposium will include two days of discussion on the airway and anterior neck. We are thrilled to have six speakers presenting at this years symposium. Click here to learn a little more about each of them, or view the agenda for a more specific course description. If you are interested in attending you can call us at 888-691-4583 or register online!

Posted April 11, 2012 at 9:37AM

Applications for PRT are due October 15th. Please note course requirements below which includes an extension for attending Pelvis Restoration. Impingement & Instability can be attended for the first time immediately preceding testing in January 2013.

Completion of Myokinematic Restoration
Completion of Postural Respiration
Completion of Impingement & Instability
*Completion of Pelvis Restoration

NOTE: *2012 PRT applicants are not required to complete Pelvis Restoration. This course will be required beginning in 2013.

Posted April 3, 2012 at 9:39AM

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