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Blog Posts in September 2010

We are often asked by PRI clinicians for recommended articles to share with the dentists and optometrists with whom they integrate. Ron Hruska recommends THIS article from the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. The discussion in this article provides an excellent introduction to our 2011 Interdisciplinary Integration course!

Posted September 21, 2010 at 8:17AM
Categories: Articles

For the Hruska Adduction Lift Test, one thing I want to ask about is the patient to therapist size ratio.  I’m a tall guy, when I perform this test I really try to keep the upper leg at a “reasonable” height for the patient’s body.  It also seems that the passive hip abduction test will highly correlate.  Can you comment on this?

I have frequently been asked this question in classes across the country.  In short, the height of the examiner is not a significant issue up to a point.  There appears to be range of tolerance with regard to ability to perform the test and the height of the examiner.  Normal abduction is in the order of 45 degrees.  If the examiners’ height takes the LE well-beyond 45 degrees then height might become an issue.  I am 6’1” and have yet to discover anyone that I felt was adversely affected by my height. However if I were Shaquille Oneal and my patient was less than 5 feet then height could become an issue.

At that point I still have some options:
1. call in another examiner
2. place the top most lower extremity on the wall (which I hate to do since I
like to feel what the top LE is doing)
3. use the Abduction Lift Test since there is a good correlation between the
4. all of the above!

The test is helping us understand how well the patient can recruit and inhibit multiple muscles so we want to be sure that we score accurately.  In fact, another name for the test could be the: “How Well Do You Shift Into Acetabular Femoral Internal Rotation And Recruit And Inhibit Muscle Test” but it’s kind of long and that acronym HWDYSIAFIRARAIT just doesn’t flow.

- Mike Cantrell

Posted September 20, 2010 at 8:21AM
Categories: Clinicians

Congratulations to Kyndy Boyle, Josh Olinick and Cynthia Lewis on the recent publication of THIS outstanding article! We are so very appreciative of their hard work and endless support of PRI.

Posted September 9, 2010 at 8:33AM

The Postural Restoration Institute has long been recognized as an approved provider of continuing education for certified athletic trainers through the BOC, and more recently a few select PRI courses have been approved for strength and conditioning coaches through the NSCA. In response to the growing interest in PRI amongst these two different groups, we recently formed a Committee of five respected individuals.

Mike Arthur, Jason Masek, Michael Mullen, Chris Poulin and Jerry Weber met for the first time on Friday, August 27th to discuss avenues for advancement of Postural Restoration concepts in these specific professions. Their input is invaluable and their commitment commendable. I encourage you to read each member’s biography and learn of their exemplary experience and involvement. They have been pioneers in their professions and are now assisting us in furthering our vision for integration.

We look forward to sharing with you the Committee recommendations as they continue to collaborate in their unprecedented integration of PRI in athletic training and strength and conditioning.

Posted September 8, 2010 at 8:39AM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

Thank you for all of the work you do.  You are great.  Also, the class was really enjoyable.  This stuff is addicting…I want to keep learning more.  Also, please tell Ron thank you again for all of the hard work that he does to teach and educate us all.  This has really changed the way I practice and came at a time I was becoming frustrated with limited outcomes and the PT profession.  It has certainly rejuvenated me.  So again, thanks for everything.
Chris Fortman, MPT

Posted September 7, 2010 at 8:41AM
Categories: Clinicians


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