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Blog Posts in July 2013

James Anderson was in town last week to work on preparations for the first PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician course. Here are a few photos to capture our two days together!

If you are interested in registering for the course in Salem next month please contact us soon as there is only one spot available! The second course will be taught in Minneapolis on October 19-20th. Please call us at 888-691-4583 to register!

Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:40AM
Categories: Courses

Are you interested in hosting a PRI course in 2014? I am still in the process of planning the 2014 course schedule, and there are several dates still available! If you are wanting to host, please contact me as soon as possible or fill out the Host A Course form online!

Posted July 22, 2013 at 10:56AM
Categories: Courses

This week I came across a good reference article on hamstring injuries, The Management of Hamstring Injury - Part 1: Issues in Diagnosis. The discussion on anatomy and biomechanics is well written, as is the section on body mechanics. Great to see some discussion on the influence of lumbar-pelvic mechanics! If you are interested in the etiology and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries, this article also has an extensive reference list!

In relation to this article, I have also attached another reference, Hamstring Injuries Require Triplanar Assessment co-authored by Ron Hruska for Biomechanics in 2003.

Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:05AM
Categories: Articles

Jason Masek, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PRC recently presented at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas. His presentation “Breathing’s Influence on Upper Quarter Dysfunction” is attached HERE!

I have also attached a video clip that Jason used in his power point presentation which demonstrates the effect that rib position and respiration have on shoulder function.

Posted July 15, 2013 at 11:18AM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

Well, things have been busy with traveling to Las Vegas for the NATA convention and the 4th of July holiday last week, but I am back with more reading resources in the summer reading series! This week, I have chosen to highlight a book, “Nature Knows Best”. While I am sure those of you who have been around PRI for several years have already read this book a time (or two even), those who are newer to PRI may not have experienced this book. The PRI Resource Center has two copies of this book…..because that’s how good it is!

“Nature Knows Best” by Jonathoan Isbit is all about squatting, and I am not talking about what you see in a weight room, but the “natural squatting position” or as it is referred to in the Pelvis Restoration and Impingement & Instability courses, a “Functional Squat.” I first came across this book while I was still a student in PT school, and it was such a quick and refreshing read (took maybe an hour or two to read the entire book).

So, if you are interested in learning about the (many) benefits that squatting has on our health, I would order this book for a quick summer read!

Posted July 12, 2013 at 11:22AM

James Anderson, MPT, PRC has been busy putting together the first PRI Affiliate Course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician. This course will be held twice this fall at the following locations. To register, please call us at 888-691-4583. Registration is not currently available online, but will be soon!

August 25-26th, 2013
Salem, OR
First Call Home Health

October 19-20th, 2013
HealthEast
Woodbury, MN

“One of the differences that I’ve found in moving from outpatient to home health is that function is all that really matters.  Of course function matters in outpatient and may have been a part of our outpatient goals, but decreasing pain and restoring movement seemed to be at the top of our list.  If you decrease pain and restore movement in home health and do nothing else, its not going to get paid for.  You cannot just decrease pain if you don’t demonstrate objective progress in specific functional areas like gait, transfers, bed mobility and balance.  I know I learned that in school, but it was never really enforced for me in three previous outpatient settings until I made the move to home health.  And because home health therapists practice this way, the entire course is built around making functional progress in each of these 4 areas.” - James Anderson

Posted July 10, 2013 at 11:36AM
Categories: Courses

Josh Olinick, DPT, MS, PRC was first introduced to Postural Restoration® as a student at Elon University. He recently opened a private practice, STEPS For Recovery in Cary, NC, where Josh and his wife specialize in outpatient neuro physical therapy. To read more about Josh, CLICK HERE!

This past weekend PRI had a booth at the Perform Better Summit in Chicago, IL. PRC Michael Mullin had a hands-on and lecture presentation during the Summit, which brought together 800 trainers, coaches and therapists from across the country. I had the opportunity to sit in on both of Michael’s great presentations, which were titled ” Principles of Postural Restoration for the Sports Clinician.” I had the chance to talk with many professionals who have heard about PRI through various blogs and websites, and I also met quite a few people who have already taken our courses!

Please click here to see Michael’s presentation!

Posted July 2, 2013 at 1:20PM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

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