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Blog Posts in July 2009

For those of you that are interested in the Myokinematic Restoration course taking place September 12th and 13th in Stillwater, Minnesota, we have space available!  We recently found out that there are 5 more seats!  If you are interested, act fast!!  You can register HERE or contact us!

Posted July 31, 2009 at 3:58PM
Categories: Courses

Patients often have questions about Postural Restoration and dental integration. We’d like to share with you an article that explores the ALF appliance construction, application, rational, indications for use, and results. It’s a quick read that provides an excellent overview and is sure to be an article you’ll want to keep on hand. To access the entire article please click here! The ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional Appliance) Creating Facial Beauty and Balance by Edwin Delz, DDS. Int. J. Orthodontics 20:2:23-27:2009.

Posted July 30, 2009 at 4:00PM
Categories: Articles

If you were planning on registering for the Postural Respiration course in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on August 29-30 August 1st is the deadline.  With only a few registrations for this course, we may need to cancel it so if you are interested…tell your friends about it!

Posted July 29, 2009 at 4:03PM
Categories: Courses

Michael Mullin, ATC, LAT, PTA from Portland, Maine recently sent us this helpful hint to use with our patients that enjoy running!

I just had a patient come back to see me and she stated:

“I just returned from Everest and it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.  There were times when I was having a really hard time breathing above 17,000 feet, and without oxygen, you are trying to find air.  There were others that needed to be evacuated, but I practiced the diaphragmatic things you taught me about full exhalation and re-oxygenation and I swear it saved me—literally saved my life when I did not think I was going to make it”.

I have been having my runners work on a breathing cycle with quite good results:  inhaling on 2 strides and exhaling on 3 strides.  This reinforces not only good respiratory control and reducing hyperinflation, but it also allows them to push off on exhalation on alternating legs to maintain symmetry.

Posted July 23, 2009 at 4:05PM
Categories: Techniques

Hi Bobbie/Ron,
I would like to thank you both for the opportunity to see Ron treat my patient in Lincoln yesterday via Skype. Here I was in NC, and it was almost as good as being there ! I learned a lot and think this is an excellent tool for any clinician who wants to consult from wherever they are. The patient could also be in your clinic anywhere on this planet and Ron in Lincoln can see the patient from there. I hope everyone takes advantage of this great learning opportunity, I certainly plan to continue to do so.  - Sangini

Posted July 21, 2009 at 4:10PM
Categories: Products

If you were planning on applying for certification this year the deadline for your application is September 15th!  Summer is going by fast and September will be here before you know it!  To print off the application, click here!  To learn more about certification, click here!

Posted July 20, 2009 at 4:12PM

August 29-30 - Viginia Beach, Virginia - Postural Respiration

September 26-27 - Columbus, Georgia -Myokinematic Restoration

October 3-4 - Shakopee, Minnesota - Myokinematic Restoration

October 24-25 - Duluth, Minnesota - Myokinematic Restoration

Posted July 17, 2009 at 4:16PM
Categories: Courses

If any of you use the Two Point Stance activity found on the 2nd Edition Non-Manual Techniques CD-Rom you may want to make this correction on your handout!  Roberta Delfun, PT, PRC found a mistake on the original exercise!  When performing this technique in left sidelying, the right arm should move back on INHALATION and come forward on EXHALATION.  The first row of pictures has the 2nd and 3rd picture reversed.  To print a new copy, click here!

Posted July 13, 2009 at 4:20PM
Categories: Techniques

James Anderson, MPT, PRC put together a diagram that shows the influence that respiration has on rib position and spinal orientation.  This handout can now be found in our Postural Respiration course when we discuss Superior T4 syndrome.  To look at this handout, click here!

Posted July 10, 2009 at 4:24PM
Categories: Science

We have added another Myokinematic Restoration course to our 2009 schedule!  Columbus, Georgia will be the place to be on September 26-27!  To register, click here!

Posted July 9, 2009 at 4:30PM
Categories: Courses
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