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Blog Posts in August 2013

PRI’s first affiliate course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician was a wonderful success!  A big thank you to Jacob Mullin and First Call Home Health in Salem for being such a great host and for encouraging PRI to develop this course.  Also thank you to Emily Soiney and Shelly DeRuiter for so ably assisting me.  Attendees included both home health professionals (including nurses) and other outpatient/hospital-based clinicians that regularly work with geriatric patients. 

Our new geriatric assessment tests and the new appendix material were a big hit. The appendix includes a new 4 page Positioning Program, a 16 technique Group Exercise Progression, an 18 item Functional Routine recommendation sheet and 73 new PRI non-manual techniques divided into bed, recliner, seated, transfer, and standing sections.  So great to be teaching such a meaningful course for the geriatric population!

Feedback from course attendees:
“Loved the practicality and simplicity.  Excellent for higher level patients as well as geriatrics.”

“Even as an acute inpatient and outpatient PT I felt all the rehab objectives were met.  Great photo handouts, great manual and I loved the EBP part at the end.”

“Although this class was geared towards geriatrics, I found it to be the most applicable PRI class so far for the prevention of injury in all age groups- pediatrics, young athletes, etc.  And the interventions are easy to apply.  Thanks!”

“Thank you James for your “outside of the box” thinking and for your hardwork in creating this course and manual- you are changing a lot of lives.”

“Loved the course, the manual is great and the application was wonderful.  So happy for all the good photos we can use with our patients.”

“Excellent material and presentation, combining information from several PRI courses for home health application.”

“From an Occupational Therapist’s perspective, this course was excellent.  Thank you.”

And, here are some photos from the course this past weekend!

Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:53AM
Categories: Courses

Ron Hruska will be teaching Postural Respiration in Lincoln on Sept 27-28th, and the early registration deadline is this Friday. In addition to receiving the early registration rate, please call us to receive a one time offer of 15% off tuition for this Lincoln course!

“I’m looking forward to Sept. 26-27th and the opportunity to teach how rib, and accompanying thoracic rotation is such an integrated necessity for cervical freedom. If you want to start your Fall off with a powerful “lift” consider this course. It’s an “added” course to this year’s schedule which will give attendees great one on one time with an instructor that’s passionate about maximizing rib potential!”

Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:28AM
Categories: Courses

James Anderson spent the past two days in Salem, OR teaching the first PRI Affiliate course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician. We enjoyed seeing all the twitter activity going on from this course, as well as Lori’s Thomsen’s Pelvis Restoration course in Warner Robins, GA.

Here’s a little recap! If you aren’t following PRI (@postrestinst) or any of our faculty on Twitter, it’s time to start!

Posted August 27, 2013 at 10:38AM
Categories: Courses

This weekend officially kicks off PRI’s fall 2013 schedule! Lori Thomsen is heading to Warner Robins, GA to teach Pelvis Restoration and James Anderson is teaching the first PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician affiliate course in Salem, OR! Both courses are FULL!

The majority of our September courses have already been confirmed, and I have started confirming October courses as well. If you are considering taking a PRI course before the end of the year, please check out the rest of the 2013 courses and register today! Spots are filling up!

I am also adding 2014 course dates weekly, so check back often if you are wanting to get a head start on what courses you want to take next year!

Posted August 22, 2013 at 12:25PM
Categories: Courses

Well, once again I feel that I have neglected my summer reading series, but I hope to get a couple more posts completed yet this month. On Friday afternoon, one of PRI’s Twitter followers, tweeted a great article, which has now been added to the PRI Resource Center. AJ’s tweet attached to the article read “This is why head/neck position matters for all exercises including lower body.”

Some of you may have already seen this article which was published in the Chiropractic & Osteopathy Journal in 2005. The article, “Reflex control of the spine and posture: A review of the literature from a chiropractic perspective” does a great job summarizing the influence of visual and vestibular input on static upright posture. To read this article, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:24AM
Categories: Articles

Be sure to check out this month’s new featured interview with PRC therapist, Emily Soiney! Click here to read more!

Posted August 14, 2013 at 10:42AM

James Anderson and Mike Cantrell were in town over the weekend to spend time with Ron gearing up for another year teaching the Postural Respiration course. Since this course is all about the ribcage and airflow, it was fun to end the evening on Friday night at Ribfest in Lincoln!

PRI at Ribfest

Posted August 12, 2013 at 3:47PM

PRC Therapist Emily Soiney contributed to my summer weekly reading series this week when she shared an article with me over the weekend! The Association Between Asymmetric Hip Mobility and Neck Pain in Young Adults was recently published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics by Lee et al. Unfortunately this article is not available free online, however you can purchase the text here!

The summarize, the objective of this cross-sectional observational study was to determine whether asymmetric hip mobility was associated with neck pain in young adults. They evaluated hip ROM using the Patrick’s FABERE test on 327 freshman university students (48 in the neck pain group). The results indicated that the frequency of asymmetric hip mobility (FABERE test results) among the students who reported chronic neck pain was significantly higher than that of those without neck pain. The concluded as a result of their study, that imbalanced mobility of the hip joints might be associated with an increased incidence of neck pain.

Needless to say, this article has been added to the PRI Resource Library! Thanks again Emily for sharing it with us!

Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:46AM

It’s so hard to believe that it is already August 1st! Where has the summer gone?

This comes as a reminder that applications for the PRI credentialing programs, Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) are quickly approaching! PRC applications are due on September 15th, and PRT applications are due on October 15th.

Are you nearing completion of your PRC or PRT application? If so, there are benefits to submitting your application early! Some benefits include:

  • Early submissions are given to the review committee immediately, and feedback is returned to the applicant within 6 weeks!
  • Stress-free life (from your application at least) for the remainder of the summer! 
  • After you hear from the review committee, you are able to begin planning your travel arrangements for the PRC or PRT testing process, and hopefully get some great travel deals!

A couple PT’s have already submitted their PRC application, and have received feedback from the review committee. I am sure they are relaxing by the pool now!


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