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Blog Posts in June 2013

We are SO excited to show you this recent published article on the “Clinical Application of the Right Sidelying Respiratory Left Adductor Pull Back Exercise”.  Kyndall Boyle,PT, PhD, OCS, PRC does a fantastic job describing why this technique is used and what outcome it achieves.  Check it out HERE!

Posted June 27, 2013 at 1:35PM
Categories: Clinicians Articles

Did anyone hear Jason Masek speak at the NATA convention?  Tell us about it!

Posted June 27, 2013 at 1:30PM
Categories: Athletics

This week’s featured article found in the PRI Resource Center is “Occlusion, orthodontics and posture: are there evidences? The example of scoliosis.” If you integrate with a dentist or orthodontist, or would like to learn more about the relationship between posture and occlusion, be sure to check out this article. In addition to providing correlations between indiopathic scolios and dento-skeletal characteristics, this article is a great systematic review referencing nearly 100 articles related to this subject!

Posted June 26, 2013 at 1:40PM
Categories: Articles

Last weekend we were able to spend a couple days with the faculty of PRI.  What a great couple of days spent discussing course development, clinical updates, the upcoming year and how much we all appreciate one another!  We thought we would share a couple pictures from the weekend!

Posted June 25, 2013 at 2:10PM

It’s a busy week of traveling for PRI! If you are attending the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas on June 25-27th, be sure to stop by and visit Jen and Paige at the PRI booth in the AT Expo! PRC therapist Jason Masek will also be presenting a Special Topic on Thursday morning titled “Breathing’s Influence on Upper-Quarter Dysfunction.”

Paige will then fly to Chicago for the Perform Better Summit being held June 28-30th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. If you are attending this event, be sure to visit Paige at the PRI booth, and also check out PRC therapist Michael Mullin’s lecture and hands-on workshops titled “Principles of Postural Restoration for the Sports Clinician.”

They will be updating the PRI Facebook and Twitter feed (@postrestinst) throughout the week, so be sure to follow them!

Posted June 24, 2013 at 1:57PM
Categories: Athletics Clinicians

This week’s featured read “Chest Mobilization Techniques for Improving Ventilation and Gas Exchange in Chronic Lung Disease” is a chapter from a book that Ron brought to me a couple weeks ago to add to the PRI Resource Center. This chapter, written by Donrawee Leelarungrayub from Thailand provides a great overview of the biomechanical considerations of the ribcage and thoracic spine. In addition, the author cited a 2008 case study published by PRC therapist Holly Spence in his discussion of the effectiveness of chest wall mobilization programs.

In addition to being filed in the PRI Resource Center, we have also added it to the reference material for the Postural Respiration course!

We started off the summer with a bang, hosting 4 PRI courses across the country this past weekend!

Seattle, WA - “I had a great time in Seattle teaching Pelvis Restoration this past weekend. I felt the connection and integration of the pelvic inlet with the respiratory and pelvic diaphragm was understood with PRI exercises with the importance of breathing in the correct position with these activities. I could sense “light bulb moments” occurring. There were quite a few individuals being exposed to PRI for the first time and to quote one of them….”PRI rocked my world this weekend.”  It was exciting that they understood the left and the right sides of the body are different and do something different during gait. It was also wonderful to see clinicians who are furthering their education in PRI and the clinical outcomes they are having with applying the science of PRI in their clinics. I want to thank Olympic PT for hosting me for a second time in Seattle. You guys are gracious hosts and I appreciate all that you do. Thanks again to the course attendees, your energy and passion to learn makes the weekend of teaching so worth it for me.” - Lori Thomsen

Round Rock, TX - “Austin Texas is a fantastic place to visit for live music, great food and now for a little PRI. Colleen at Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock was a great host for this weekend’s Myokinematic Restoration course and Steve Cuddy, MPT, PRC was an excellent lab assistant.  And thank you Regan for bringing such a large group from TMI Sports Medicine to help make sure your entire organization successfully incorporates PRI.  We all expanded our view of the diaphragm’s influence on left hip internal rotation and found better ways to know if hip rotation measurements actually represented properly positioned and properly controlled hip function during the gait cycle.  Where would we be without the combination of Ischiochondylar Adductor Magnus and the anterior fibers of the Gluteus Medius?” - James Anderson

Alexandria, LA - “Working with Oday Lavergne at Agilus Health in Alexandria, Louisiana was great!  We had a focused, private Myokinematic Restoration workshop comprised of their entire team of wonderful professionals. This group was “switched-on”!  I am confident that they will take PRI to great heights in the sportsman’s paradise of Louisiana.  If I were a free PRC therapist looking to move south I would be calling Oday today!” - Mike Cantrell

Richmond, VA - “I had a great time teaching Pelvis Restoration in Richmond, VA this past weekend. The professionals in the group had diverse backgrounds from PT’s, ATC’s, strength and conditioning specialists, Pilates instructors and a PT student. It is always exciting to see the fog lift from early discussion on Saturday with the new acronyms to Sundays treatment “Ah ha” moments.  It was great to have PRC therapist Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, PRC helping me. Her mentorship and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!  I was able to have my daughter Madison help with demonstration on Sunday afternoon as well. I think she enjoyed watching her Mom teach and understand what really goes on on her “work-cations”. After the course, we drove back to Vermont for the summer!  Thanks to all of the course participants, your energy and passion to understand PRI is what drives me to become a better teacher!” - Jen Poulin

Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:09PM

While they wait for the Asics Foundation to be released again in January 2014, the Hruska Clinic has updated their shoe list!

To check out the recent updates to the shoe list, CLICK HERE!

Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:01PM
Categories: Products

Since summer has finally arrived (according to the weather in Nebraska at least!), it’s time to start a new weekly reading series where I will be featuring a blog story each week to highlight an article or book from the PRI Resource Center! This week’s article, An Integrated Approach for Treating the OB Patient: Treating the Five Diaphragms of the Body, Part 1 is a hidden gem that I found when tagging articles with key words.

The article, written by Ken Johnson, DO in 1991 discusses the anatomical relationships of what he considers the “five diaphragms of the body”. This includes the arches of the feet, pelvis diaphragm, respiratory diaphragm, Sibson’s fascia covering the thoracic inlet, and the tentorium cerebelli. Needless to say, this article is a great reference for several PRI courses, including Pelvis Restoration and Postural Respiration.

Please feel free to share your comments on this article! If you have any hidden gem or new articles that you have come across lately, please email me and let me know!

Posted June 11, 2013 at 3:35PM
Categories: Articles

Have you been considering applying for the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program? Applications for the 2013 PRC program are due on September 15th! If you are interested in applying for this year’s class, I would recommend beginning the application soon. To view the application, CLICK HERE!

I have already received two completed applications for this year’s program. If you would like to submit your application early, you will receive feedback from the review committee in 4-6 weeks. Testing for the 2013 PRC class will take place on December 9-10th, following our four-day Advanced Integration course in Lincoln, NE.

If you have any questions about the PRC program, please check out the FAQ section or email me!

Posted June 7, 2013 at 3:44PM
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