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Welcome to the Postural Restoration Community! This is where you will read the latest industry news, hear about upcoming events, find helpful deadline reminders, and view a plethora of additional resources regarding our techniques and curriculum. The great part about it is--not only can you can view the entries we post, you can also post about the things that matter to you. Did you find an interesting article about a technique you learned in one of your courses? Do you have a patient case study you want to share with other professionals? Simply click "Submit an Entry" and follow the easy steps towards getting your information published in the PRI Community!

Blog Posts in May 2009

Although we are a little behind the times, PRI can now be found on Skype™!  We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with other PRC therapists live!  This technology will give us the capability to consult, while actually seeing the patient and therapist!  If you are already connected to this network, you know how great it is…but for those of you who are not, check it out!

Posted May 28, 2009 at 2:30PM
Categories: Website

Read all about Mara Brandsoy, OTR/L, PRC this month!  Mara was the first occupational therapist to becomecertified in PRI!  To read her entire interview, click here!

Posted May 22, 2009 at 2:32PM
Categories: Clinicians

For those of you familiar with PRI, we thought you would find this intriguing.  This diagram was presented in the first course given by Ron Hruska.  The course was given in September of 1995 and was called “Postural Reconstruction - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Upper Half Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Dysfunction”.  This is literally, the first sketch of the Left AIC, Right BC and PEC chain! 

Posted May 19, 2009 at 2:36PM
Categories: Science

Why Righties and Lefties? Scientists Have Hands Full, written by David Brown, is an article published in The Washington Post, March 2009.  This is a fun article that speculates on why some individuals become left handed.  One area of discussion is onlateralization:

“Lateralization saves space and, therefore, working capacity, by not requiring that both hemispheres do the same thing. It diminishes the chance of interference and confusion, which might arise if each side of the brain independently analyzed the same input from the environment and came up with its own decisions about what to do about it.”

This article also ties in so many areas that we have been currently discussing at PRI, such as, eye dominance:

“Prenatal effects are much clearer in chickens, where lateralization is largely determined by which eye is exposed to light coming through the shell during incubation.  In most chick embryos, it’s the right eye. That produces adult birds that are better at identifying food and prey using the right eye (with the information processed on the left side of the brain), and better at detecting predators and sexual advances using the left eye (and right side of the brain).”

To read the entire article, click here!

Posted May 15, 2009 at 2:38PM
Categories: Articles

Raulan Young, MPT, PRC has written a case study about the treatment Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy using PRI!  To read this case study, click here!

Posted May 12, 2009 at 2:41PM
Categories: Clinicians

This was the topic of the presentation given by Jeanna Viramontes, MPT, PRC to a breast cancer support group at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.  “What better lymphatic pump is there than a ribcage and pelvic floor with ZOA”?  To access this presentation, click here.

Posted May 8, 2009 at 2:43PM
Categories: Clinicians

Over the years, several individuals have requested that we write something explaining what Postural Restoration is at a level of patient understanding.  Most recently, someone asked us to add something to our website that would help educate individuals who are unfamiliar with PRI.  Ron Hruska glady fulfilled this request and we are excited to start using this piece of literature to help educate and inform those that are interested in PRI.  For those clinicians practicing PRI that also needed an explanation to handout to your constituents, here it is.

Posted May 5, 2009 at 2:45PM

Kyndy Boyle is the author of this 223 page dissertation which includes five chapters, appendices, tables and figures as a result of a qualitative study to identify and describe in detail the findings, beliefs, clinical reasoning and concepts of Postural Restoration (PR).  A history of the Postural Restoration Institute™, the Protonics Neuromuscular System® and the PRISM pool is given as well as a definition of PR.  Several direct quotes from interviews with Ron Hruska and the first five physical therapists certified in PR are presented. Unsolicited direct quotes from patients describing their experiences of having physical therapy management from PT’s trained in PR are also presented.  Three color figures are included depicting the associated soft tissue and bony relationships to the Left Anterior Interior Chain (L AIC) pattern as well as the Brachial Chain (BC), and Temporal Mandibular Cervical Chain (TMCC) patterns.  A comparison of Postural Restoration and Florence Kendall is also described in detail.  Implications of Postural Restoration on the health professions are also given.

The cost is $28. To order, please contact us.

Posted May 4, 2009 at 2:47PM
Categories: Products

Our 2009 Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) Application Review Committee has been finalized. Each year 4-5 PRC therapists review the applications offering specific feedback and recommendations to each applicant. The committee is revolving so each year a new member is selected from the previous class. This year the committee includes: Jason Masek, Jen Poulin, Lori Thomsen, Michal Niedzielski and Kyndy Boyle. With the committee finalized we’re ready for applications to begin arriving. Anytime from now until September 15th applications may be submitted for review. Approximately 4 weeks after submission, applicants will receive feedback and recommendations that will assist them in determining their readiness for the PRC examination process in December. In addition, the Reviewer’s will guide the applicant in specific areas of study prior to PRC.

Posted May 1, 2009 at 2:49PM

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