Had a super weekend in San Francisco at the University of California, San Francisco teaching Myokinematic Restoration. The UCSF School of Medicine was a wonderful host all the way around and it was a pleasure to have Dan Houglum, MSPT, ATC/L, PRC and Carol Cahn, PT, PRC in attendance working as lab assistants. Thank you to Mark Yanai, PT, for coming all the way from Hawaii to get first hand experience with PRI, based on the recommendations of the shady character, Randy Fukuji. Thank you to Ray Gorman, DPT, for your thoughtful insights and comments throughout the course and for representing Northern Nevada, even though you don’t love my alma mater, UNLV as much as I do. And Tiffany Asp, DPT, you were also a great addition to the course, with your detailed questions and insights. You represented Stanford University very well. And a big thank you to Kyle Hardwick, DC and LaMar Sheppard, for representing the Chiropractic profession. Its always a pleasure to learn with and learn from you guys. So many great attendees with so much to offer.
Started the weekend Friday night in Oakland at Oracle Arena watching the very hot Golden State Warriors play my longtime favorite, Boston Celtics. The Warriors were undefeated at home this year and this game should have been their 55th consecutive home win, but the scrappy green and white Celtics pulled off the upset. This set the stage for a Saturday PRI course built around coloring pelvic and hip muscle attachment sites and lots of emphasis on the very important “green” Obturator Internus. I’m always looking for a reason to wear my Larry Bird socks.
We discussed the 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 what is required of the AF joint during different phases of the gait cycle on both sides of the body and related these requirements to what we test for with the Hruska Adduction Lift Test and the Hruska Abduction Lift Test. We also 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.
It was so great to have such an enthusiastic and engaging class of attendees in this course. They are going to do great things with the science of PRI. All in all, it was a great weekend in the San Francisco Bay area. Basketball, Biomechanics and Ghirardelli Chocolate. How do you beat that?