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Blog Posts in August 2010

We are gearing up for the Myokinematic Restoration course being held here at PRI on October 9-10.  If you have never been to this course before, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  We will have 3 course speakers present at this course (James Anderson, Jen Poulin, & Ron Hruska).  Having 3 speakers on site during this course will provide for excellent dialogue and very low speaker to attendee ratio.  Everyone in the room will have plenty of opportunity to learn from all 3 of these experienced individuals as well as get all of your questions answered!  Early registration ends Friday September 10th so register soon! 

Posted August 31, 2010 at 8:44AM
Categories: Courses

The PRC Committee (James Anderson, Jen Poulin, Mike Cantrell and Raulan Young) have chosen Saturday February 19th in Salt Lake City for the Annual PRC Meeting.  If you are a PRC therapist, please visit the chat forum on a regular basis to read about any updates the committee makes!  If you have questions, please comment in the forum and one of the committee members will address it!

Posted August 25, 2010 at 8:47AM

Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC recently addressed the issue of running and breathing.  Watch her discuss this topic HERE!

Posted August 16, 2010 at 8:49AM
Categories: Videos

We are getting excited for another year of PRC applications! The deadline of September 15th will soon be here. If you are planning to apply, please let me know. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about the application and testing process and answer any questions you might have.

To learn more about Postural Restoration Certification (PRC), click here!
To print the application, click here!

Posted August 13, 2010 at 8:52AM

If you are a member of the APTA, make sure you check out these two articles found in the August edition:

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Patients: Application of a Phenomenological Approach to Ethics

Proprioceptive Acuity Assessment Via Joint Position Matching: From Basic Science to General Practice

The first article discusses the word “disability”.  It gives some great insight on how patient’s personally relate to disability and the role a Physical Therapist plays when treating disabilities physically and emotionally.  The second article covers the critical role that proprioceptive feedback plays in the neuromotor system.  It reminded us how important proprioception is with all of our activities.  Just because we ask patients to lift or turn a certain way doesn’t mean they actually “feel” what the activity was designed to “feel”!

Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:54AM
Categories: Articles

We received THIS ARTICLE from Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA on idiopathic scoliosis. 

“In all children with so-called idiopathic scoliosis limited adduction of the right hip was found, or even abduction contracture of this hip, often connected with flexion and external rotation contracture.” 

This is a great article that discusses the etiology of scoliosis and how it relates to abnormal hip movement. 

Posted August 10, 2010 at 8:55AM
Categories: Articles

Looking for some educational reading?  You are going to love this four part series that discusses PRI and off-season conditioning.  Lisa Bartels, DPT, PRC wrote these articles for Performace Conditioning magazine.  These articles provide a great reference for PRI and athletics. 

Series #1: Identifying Imbalances in Athletes, Can They Achieve AF IR on the Left Hip?

Series #2: Sagittal Plane Respositioning - Hamstring Facilitation

Series #3: Left Ischiocondylar Adductor Facilitation

Series #4: Gluteus Medius Facilitation

Posted August 5, 2010 at 8:59AM
Categories: Athletics Articles

We have updated the Pelvis Restoration course agenda for the course being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 9-10, 2010.  Both speakers couldn’t be more excited to share with you all the new material that will be presented at this course.  To look at the agenda, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 2, 2010 at 9:02AM
Categories: Courses Videos

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