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Blog Posts in October 2008

During the 1st annual PRC conference that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mike Cantrell, Holly Spence and Jen Poulin took a break from the action and happily demonstrated their ability to squat!  We are so proud of them on so many levels…especially Level 5!!

1st Annual PRC conference

Posted October 30, 2008 at 8:57AM
Categories: Clinicians

"System Integrational Dilemmas" was the title of the presentation Ron Hruska gave to the PRC therapists this past weekend.  Over the next few days, I will share with you topics highlighted during this presentation. 

To help you better understand the information presented in this talk you should appreciate the difference between a system and a dilemma:

System – The human body regarded as a functional physiological unit

Dilemma – A situation that requires a choice between options, usually equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive

Most PRI dilemmas are reduced or resolved (albeit temporarily) by:

1.  Not approaching the dilemma as ‘head on feet’ or ‘feet influences on head’ issues.
2.  Focusing more on frontal plane muscle that is not integrating with it’s ‘family’.
3.  Co-contracting left IO’s and TA’s during inhalation in a lumbar-thoracic flexion state.
4. Facilitating ‘Left Stance in Right AF IR Position from the Right AIC Pattern’ or by delaying ‘Left Stance in Left AF IR Position from the Left AIC Pattern’ (see previous Techniques of the Week).
5.  Reinforcing proprioceptive and mechanoreceptor ‘feel’ and movement of right apical expansion in a left thoracic abducted state.

Stay tuned to learn the other five reasons PRI dilemmas are reduced or resolved…

Posted October 30, 2008 at 8:53AM
Categories: Courses

If you caught yesterday’s blog…here are the other five reasons PRI dilemmas are reduced or resolved:

6.  Leading with left hand and right leg to encourage right arm extension (right thoracic rotation).
Gait
7.  Achieving a reverse squat from a PRI level 4 Squat Test.
Squat test
8. Occasionally focusing on a target with left eye during upright (standing or seated) diaphragmatic breathing.
9.  Keeping tongue up with right upper extremity demands.
10. Walking counterclockwise periodically throughout the day with calcaneal stabilization footwear and mid arch contact.

Next week we will discuss common Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration dilemmas.

Posted October 30, 2008 at 8:50AM
Categories: Courses

If you are registered to attend the Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 15-16...book your hotel reservations now!  The hotel room block will end this Friday the 31st!  To contact Chase Suites, click here!  To receive our discounted rate, ask for Roxanne!  See you in November!

Posted October 29, 2008 at 8:59AM
Categories: Courses
  • Failure to address pain and hypomobility
  • Failure to follow progression steps
  • Failure to ensure proper patterns of movement
  • Failure to ensure proper muscle firing sequences
  • Allowing incorrect movement patterns
  • Failure to understand the mechanics of selected movements
  • Failure to understand demands of patient’s functional activities
  • Failure to involve the whole kinetic chain
  • Failure to rehabilitate deceleration and acceleration components of movement

Scientific foundations and principles of practice in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Magee, Zachazewski, Quillen. 2007

Posted October 28, 2008 at 9:02AM
Categories: Courses

For those that attended the Impingement and Instability course in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend and would like the information on Cervical Afferent Reflexes, click here!  To obtain the information on Type I treatment guidelines, click here!

Posted October 25, 2008 at 9:29AM
Categories: Courses

We recently re-opened two courses that we’re previously listed as “full”. Our Impingement & Instability course this weekend in Minneapolis now has one opening. Also, our Advanced Integration course scheduled for December 4-7 has 6 openings. Please register at your earliest convenience as space is limited. We hope to see you soon! Thanks.

Posted October 24, 2008 at 9:33AM
Categories: Courses

What are your favorite activities to isolate the left abdominals and to inhibit the hip flexors?

60-60 Supine Twists
60-60 Supine Twists

60-60 Sidelying Twists
60-60 Sidelying Twists

Sidelying Crossovers
Sidelying Crossovers

Right Sidelying Knee Toward Knee with Balloon
Right Sidelying Knee Toward Knee with Balloon

Left Sidelying IO/TA Foot Toward Foot
Left Sidelying IO/TA Foot Toward Foot

Sidelying Hip Lift
Sidelying Hip Lift

Sidelying Trunk Lift
Sidelying Trunk Lift

Left Sidelying Supported Hip Lift
Left Sidelying Supported Hip Lift

“These are my favorite activities to give individuals with juvenile kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, PEC patterns, and runners”.

What is the most consistent, reinforced, feed-forward integrated muscle group in PRI?
“Left IO’s and left TA’s.”

What is the most common muscle group missed in a PRI integrated program?
“Left abdominals.”

To learn more about PRI non-manual techniques, click here!

Posted October 23, 2008 at 9:54AM
Categories: Techniques

The abdominals have been a popular area of discussion at PRI the last few weeks.  When able to catch a moment of Ron’s “free” time, I asked him a couple of burning questions…

What are your favorite activities to find and feel your left abdominals and achieve a left zone of apposition?

Alternating Posterior Pelvic Rotation and Reciprocal Bilateral Wall Leg Lift
Alternating Posterior Pelvic Rotation and Reciprocal Bilateral Wall Leg Lift

90-90 Crossovers
90-90 Crossovers

60-60 Sidelying Twists
60-60 Sidelying Twists

All Four Belly Lift
All Four Belly Lift

Wall Short Seated Left Arm Reach with Balloon
Wall Short Seated Left Arm Reach with Balloon

Seated Resisted Bilateral Arm Pull Down with Adduction #4
Seated Resisted Bilateral Arm Pull Down with Adduction #4

“These activities are activities I would give for individuals with left rib flairs, someone who has the inability to achieve a left ZOA, for swallowing dysfunction, for PEC patients, for left unilateral neglect, for right upper trap tension and for someone who has an overactive right quadratus lumborum.”

Stay tuned for tommorrow’s question…What are your favorite activities to isolate the left abdominals and inhibit the hip flexors?

To learn more about PRI non-manual techniques, click here!

Posted October 22, 2008 at 9:35AM
Categories: Techniques

Check out the latest case report written by James Anderson, MPT, PRC and the staff at The Rejuvenation Center!  This case report discusses the treatment of left forearm pain using only PRI techniques.  “By addressing the postural asymmetries across his rib cage we restored proper biomechanical position and relationships between the rib cage, scapulas, and upper extremities”.  To access this case report, click here!

Posted October 17, 2008 at 9:56AM
Categories: Articles
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