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Blog Posts in June 2012

Jason Masek, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PRC found this excellent article; Breathing pattern disorders and physiotherapy: inspiration for our profession.

An interesting summary from this article reads:
“Currently in western medicine, a fundamental push is to encourage healthy life style skills. Education in one of the most fundamental tools, and yet breathing has not been emphasized enough as part of this healthy lifestyle package. For the clinician the observation of breathing can provide insight into many systems, including biomechanics, biochemistry/physiology, and psychology reflecting the consideration of a multisystem approach.”

To learn more about how Postural Restoration restores postural influences on rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature and a restricted diaphragm, consider attending the Postural Respiration course.

Posted June 27, 2012 at 3:37PM

A recent attendee of the Pelvis Restoration course sent us these two excellent Pelvic Floor research articles: Effects of Lumbar Lordosis and Pelvic Inlet Orientation on the Outcome of the Transobturator Tape Sling Operation In Women and Lumbosacral Spine and Pelvic Inlet Changes Associated With Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Along with these two articles, was the following question:
“Why do many research articles (including these two) show that excessive lumbar lordosis seems to be protective against pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?
To read Lori Thomsen’s response to this email, CLICK HERE!

Posted June 20, 2012 at 3:51PM

As the Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) Application Deadline of September 15th approaches I wanted to share some common questions I’m receiving…

Q: Despite having attended many PRI courses I’m not confident that I know the information well enough to pass an exam. Who could possibly understand it as well as Ron:) Any advice on preparing for this?
A: Your apprehension is shared by many who have successfully completed the PRC process! It’s important to keep in mind that the information tested is that from Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration and Advanced Integration courses.  Information from other PRI courses will definitely help advance your overall knowledge base and strengthen your application but the course information from these other courses is not specifically tested. The exam was created in 2004 and for the most part remains unchanged. So even as the science continues to evolve, the basic fundamentals are what is important to consider in preparing. One more thing to consider is that the PRC Application Process itself it designed to prepare you for PRC testing and the information that you’ll receive back from our Application Review Committee will have specific comments to assist you in preparing. The Committee will make an overall recommendation as to whether your application demonstrates your readiness for PRC.

Q: If I have previously attended the Advanced Integration course, is it necessary to repeat the course immediately prior to PRC testing?
A: No. You are not required to attend the Advanced Integration course again. If you would like to attend the course in preparation for testing, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fee. In years past, the Advanced Integration course has provided an opportunity for the PRC class to form relationships and friendships that last for many years to come. After the first day of the course, we introduce the PRC candidates to each other. From there it’s typical to see study groups forming in the evenings over coffee or even nights of dancing and music:)You can study and prepare for PRC together or socialize and build relationships with colleagues who share your passion for Postural Restoration! The course is an excellent opportunity to review and advance your understanding of integrative concepts as you prepare for the PRC process!

Q: I have not yet attended Advanced Integration but plan to in December. Can I also apply for PRC this year?
A: Yes. In this case, please indicate your intention to attend Advanced Integration in December on your PRC application. Keep in mind that we recommend a minimum of 2-3 years of PRI experience prior to applying for PRC.

Q: I will be submitting my PRC application this year. Should I go ahead and make travel arrangements?
A: No. Please wait until after the PRC Application Review process is complete. You will want to consider all Reviewer feedback prior to making a final decision about attending the PRC process in December. Your application review will be complete by October 15th allowing plenty of time for travel arrangements.

Please feel free to email me any additional questions you might have.

Posted June 14, 2012 at 3:55PM

The date for the Postural Respiration course being offered in Minneapolis, MN is now OCTOBER 6-7, 2012. Call or register online today. Contact Paige with any questions!

New course location:
Allina Commons
Room: Pettingill B
2925 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Mark your calendars!

Posted June 13, 2012 at 4:01PM

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Check out speaker Mike Cantrell‘s latest fitness tip, featured on his local news station! In this clip, Mike discusses why hamstring stretching should be avoided, so that pelvic stability is not compromised. If you are a health care professional who is interested in learning more about this, consider taking our Pelvis Restoration or Myokinematic Restoration courses!

Posted June 11, 2012 at 4:06PM

Sangini Rane, PT, PRC recently sent me a blog that she has started as a patient education source for Postural Restoration at her clinic. The therapists at the Hruska Clinic are also frequent bloggers! If you are a PRC or PRT clinician and you are blogging, let me know. I will attach a link to your blog on your page!

Posted June 5, 2012 at 4:12PM

Kyndy Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC has contributed to Low Back Pain, a recently published book which has been released online. To view Kyndy’s chapter “Conservative Management for Patients with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction” in which she discusses treatment utilizing Postural Restoration techniques, CLICK HERE!

Posted June 1, 2012 at 4:18PM


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