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Blog Posts in October 2013

CLICK HERE to check out the new featured interview with Chris Poulin, ATC, CSCS, PES, PRT. In this interview, Chris talks about his recent trip to consult with European professional golfers in Great Britain, as well as his new business in Pinehurst, North Carolina!

Posted October 31, 2013 at 9:01AM
Categories: Interviews

O Canada! Cue the National Anthem! This weekend I was accompanied by my friend and colleague, Josh Olinick, PT, PRC as my lab assistant. I enjoyed submersing myself in the “PRI think tank”  with Josh on the way to Windsor, Ontario. We read and reviewed the latest article that was found and posted on the PRI webite by Jason Masek, “The Effect of Pelvic Tilt on Radiographic Markers of Acetabular Coverage”.  What a great addition to the Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis course. The entire course I was able to connect AF position with the author’s findings of radiographic markers and how POSITION matters! Better yet was when host, Ryan Thomas told the class the reason he got interested in PRI was after reading the article “The Value of Blowing up a Balloon” co-authored by Josh and Dr. Kyndy Boyle, PT, PRC.

We finished the weekend with Josh explaining the science behind the Balloon exercise. This was a nice transition for those planning on attending the Postural Respiration course in Windsor next year.

Of the 21 attendees, 18 of them were hearing about PRI for the first time and they were following right along! They left excited about integrating PRI into the clinic, strength and conditioning facility and classroom! Thank you Richard, Ryan and the rest of the staff from Western Ontario Sports Injuries and Rehab for your excellent hospitality! 

Of course there are Yellow VW's in Canada too!


Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:01AM
Categories: Courses

The PRC/PRT quarterly update email has been sent, so please check your email!

As a doctor of chiropractic, PRI has added a new dimension to my practice that is making a huge difference with patient outcomes and my professional satisfaction.  Here are links to my first two articles in Dynamic Chiropractic on "Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis".Part 1 , "Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis" Part 2 and  "Breathe Well and Breath Often" Part 3 which refers to "Big D", the Zone of Apposition and Blowing up a Balloon. PRI is an essential tool for your treatment toolbox!

Posted October 24, 2013 at 9:42AM
Categories: Articles

PRC therapist Jason Masek came across a great article last week, "The Effect of Pelvic Tilt on Radiographic Markers of Acetabular Coverage", published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in August 2013. This article discusses the importance of considering pelvic alignment when reading radiographs of the pelvis and hip. According to the article, "it is reported that small changes of pelvic inclination are capable of altering the radiographic appearance of acetabular retroversion and could result in misguided surgical decompression."

In conclusion, "the present study illustrates that alternations in pelvic tilt are capable of significantly influencing numerous measures of acetabular coverage and may affect surgical decision making. Clinically. these data underscore the imporatnce of recognizing that a variation in pelvic alignment will influence the interpretation of anteroposterior pelvic radiographs in the setting of young adult hip disorders. However, these data, combined with the known variability in pelvic tilt among patients, challenge traditional imaging standardization practices and bring into question the optimal position for pelvic imaging in the young adult hip."

The article is unfortunately not available free online, but can be accessed for a fee here.

Posted October 23, 2013 at 3:04PM
Categories: Articles

While there was only one course held this past weekend, it looks like it was a great one (check out these pictures)! I keep getting great feedback from course attendees about the newest PRI Affiliate course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician. Here is what James Anderson had to say about the weekend!

Woodbury, MN (PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician) - "I was in Minneapolis, Minnesota and I didn’t get snowed-in, so that in itself makes it a good trip. But when you throw in the fantastic group of PRI enthusiasts that attended this course and a topic like “Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Motion”, it was definitely a great weekend.  A big thank you to Robin at Woodwinds Hospital for hosting and to Carrie Langer for being such a great assistant. PRI has definitely grown and evolved since Carrie and I sat together in the first class of PRC applicants back in 2004.

The group did a great job appreciating that this Home Integration course is more of a hybrid of Impingement and Instability and Advanced Integration material than it is an oversimplified PRI course for geriatrics in the home. The amount of clinical application ideas was a pleasant surprise to everyone in attendance and they could see ways to use the new ideas in multiple settings. It’s neat when you can present to an experienced group of PRC caliber clinicians and see light bulbs come on because of the integrated way the material has been put together. This is why I love writing and teaching PRI!" - James Anderson

Posted October 22, 2013 at 4:19PM
Categories: Courses

Congratulations to Jason Robey and Kyndy Boyle on the publication of their recent article, "The Role of Prism Glass and Postural Restoration in Managing a Collegiate Baseball Player with Bilateral Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Case Report" in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy!

Click here to read this article. You can access this article in the PRI Library!

Posted October 18, 2013 at 1:32PM
Categories: Articles

Portland, ME (Pelvis Restoration) - "This past weekend in Maine, we had over half the class attending their first PRI Course!  It was exciting time to introduce so many to the science of PRI.  Pelvis Restoration covers a lot of material in two days and I feel there were a lot of forward thinking practitioners in the room.  The course attendees truly understood how the body integrates and importance of obtaining left stance and right swing position for stability on the left side.  Thank you to Michael Mullin and OA Centers for Orthopaedics for hosting us this weekend." - Lori Thomsen

Pitman, NJ (Postural Respiration) - "I totally enjoyed the course at Endeavor Sports this past weekend.  We spent a great deal of time working through the difficult concepts of Postural Respiration.  As the weekend went on however, the class became very excited and by the end it was like a firecracker in a henhouse with questions and answers flying everywhere!  A big thank you to Kevin Neeld and Endeavor Sports. I had a blast and I know many of the students were totally switched-on!" - Mike Cantrell

Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:46AM
Categories: Courses

PRC Therapist Emily Soiney has shared with us her thoughts on integrating Postural Restoration® and Yoga. Click on the link to check out her paper on "Considerations for Integrating Postural Resoration and Yoga: General Overview and Recommendations."  This is part one of a serires that Emily planes to write on Yoga Integration with Postural Restoration®.

If you have questions, you can email Emily!

Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:15AM
Categories: Articles

It was another busy weekend with 3 PRI courses held across the country this past weekend! Here's what our faculty had to share:

Des Moines, IA (Myokinematic Restoration) - "Wow! What a great course this weekend in the Heartland! I had the privilege of teaching another group of clinicians new to the Science of PRI. It was so great to see heads nodding and connections being made as these therapists made a paradigm shift over to the world of PRI. Host site coordinator, Tate Van Houten provided excellent mentorship throughout the weekend. Thanks to Tate and his staff for making me feel so welcomed. I even got my first taste of a “Corn Nut” when in Iowa…" - Jen Poulin

Chapel Hill, NC (Postural Respiration) - "I really had a great weekend in North Carolina, soakin up all the experienced PRI love in that part of the country. By experienced PRI love, I mean 1) that several of the course attendees have been to just about as many courses as I have over the last 15 years (and that's saying something) and 2) that I consider each of these "PRI Junkies" good friends who always make me feel loved and welcome. A big thanks to Susan Henning for being such a great host and to everybody in attendance for the enthusiasm and high interest. What a powerful discussion on the left posterior mediastinum and the concept of alternating reciprocal trunk rotation to "power up" the human thorax by inhibiting the autonomic nervous system. Gotta love Respiration!" - James Anderson

New York, NY (Myokinematic Restoration) - "What a treat to be able to travel to New York City to teach the first PRI course in the city! Not only did I have a great time teaching this course, but I also got to visit my grandson, Maxwell! A big thank you to Tom at Finish Line Physical Therapy for getting PRI to New York City, and for being such a wonderful host site. Also, thank you to Karen Taylor Soiles for lab assisting. I have no doubt that PRI will continue to grow in NYC and I look forward to returning to teach Postural Respiration in March!" - Ron Hruska

Posted October 10, 2013 at 10:02AM
Categories: Courses
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