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2021 Summer Semester Class in Review
What an honor to be invited to teach PRI for a 6-week summer selective course at High Point University this past May-June to PT students in their third year! A big “Thank You!” to the staff at HPU and especially to Dr. Dora Gosselin, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT, former student, and colleague of mine for the invitation! Seventeen eager students chose this selective and did a fantastic job receiving the science. They asked thoughtful questions and provided helpful feedback at the course end.
In six 4-hour classes, we were able to get through the concepts of Asymmetrical Human Design, Respiratory Zone of Apposition (ZOA), Neutrality, Right-Sided Dominance, Alternation, Respiration, Lateralization, and an Introduction to Scoliosis. We tackled 9 PRI tests and 15 non-manual techniques in 8 hours of lab. We ended with 2 assignments to give them an opportunity to explore and apply the science of PRI. They dove into the literature to see if they could find, review, and then present an article that compared the right side to the left side of the human body in any area of PT. Then, they applied their new knowledge by performing 3 PRI tests and 3 non-manual techniques followed by PRI re-testing to identify changes to a human body of their choice. These two projects/class presentations served to be learning experiences from which we all benefitted.
I was very lucky and grateful to have the incomparable Dr. Jennifer Smart as a lab TA with me on non-manual technique day! The students’ learning experience was audibly enriched by her presence! Thank you, Jen!
Finally, thank you to Ron Hruska and Jen Platt, founder, and executive director, respectively, and the Board of Directors of the Institute for allowing me to use PRI materials for teaching, for their generous support, as well as for creating the science!
We are hopeful to be able to teach more students again next year! Thanks again, Dr. Gosselin and staff, for welcoming me into your state-of-the-art technology classroom fully equipped with treatment tables and anything else an instructor could want! What an awesome experience!