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Blog Posts in November 2011

Check out our latest interview with Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC by clicking HERE!

Posted November 18, 2011 at 1:33PM

In this video, Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC discusses how devices such as the Power Lung could help your physical therapy program!  You can order the Power Lung HERE!

Posted November 16, 2011 at 1:40PM

Airway & The Anterior Neck
Thursday, April 19th – Friday, April 20th, 2012

Our 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration course brings together six highly regarded professionals to share their expertise on the subject of airway and the anterior neck. This symposium will include interactive discussion on the anatomy, neurology and mechanics of the airway and the anterior neck. Emphasis will be place on how to manage the nasal and oral airway both during sleep and upright function. Upper airway obstruction and influences on respiratory and laryngeal function, from asymmetrical torsional alignment of the cranium, neck and thorax, post-traumatic vertigo, cervical trauma, postural pathomechanics and respiratory imbalance will be offered.

Speakers:
Chris Cederberg, MD
Marina Gilman, M.M., M.A. CCC-SLP
Michael Hoefs, DDS, DABCP, FAACP, FADI
Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS
Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD

CLICK HERE to register!

Posted November 15, 2011 at 1:47PM
Categories: Courses

Thank you to everyone who applied for PRT! Your application reviews are now complete. Please check your email for details. We are looking forward to January!

Posted November 15, 2011 at 1:42PM

Dr. Wise has recently been certified as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). Dr. Wise was one of only 27 optometrists to achieve this status within COVD at the association’s annual meeting last month. . It took years of hard work, hours and hours of qualification tests and case reports, and lots of sacrifice but all the work has paid off.

Dr. Wise is one of only three optometrist in the state of Nebraska who has achieved this status and certification. As a fellow of COVD she is now certified to offer state-of-the-art clinical services in PRI Vision science, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, sports vision and vision rehabilitation.  All COVD Fellows are Board certified in vision development and therapy and offer functional and preventative vision care services to their patients.  To maintain this honor and certification Dr. Wise must obtain a minimum of 15 hours of COVD courses per year.  This assures all patients who see Dr. Wise at the Hruska clinic or PRI Vision are getting the latest care available in behavioral optometry and functional vision science.

Congratulations Dr. Wise!!!!

Posted November 11, 2011 at 1:54PM
Categories: Clinicians

Learn how to bring your right hip forward, the “right” way! Check out Lori’s latest video running blog.

Posted November 4, 2011 at 2:05PM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

It’s been a fun year teaching the newest introductory course through PRI, ”Pelvis Restoration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics”.  I have loved the feedback and interaction with other professionals across the country.  What has been the most rewarding for me has been getting individuals to “think outside the box” when it comes to the pelvic floor.  For some, they “turn and run the other way” when they see the title and others come expecting what they have learned from other pelvic floor courses.  I feel the course has exceeded expectations from these thought processes by the feedback we have received.  If you treat back pain, hip pain, SI pain, breathing disorders, gait, etc., then I challenge you to consider that you also treat the pelvic floor.  The pelvic floor does not do the same thing on the left side in the stance phase of gait as it does on the right side during swing phase.  Not even to mention if you don’t have frontal plane control of an hemi-pelvis you will not get the pelvic floor in the proper position for alternating reciprocal function.  Every patient needs to walk so every patient needs a pelvic floor.  Have you ever wondered why athletes have pelvic floor symptoms when they have never had children or surgery?  Poor synchronization of breathing, poor inhibition of the anterior inlet/posterior outlet, poor frontal plane control of an inlet and outlet of the hemi-pelvis and again poor reciprocal alternating function. This course integrates Myokinematics and Postural Respiration. You are missing a piece in the Left AIC and PEC chains without the pelvic floor component and it may be why your patient can only get 80% better with their current PRI program.  I welcome any additional feedback from PRCs and PRI veterans who have attended this course. - Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC

Posted November 4, 2011 at 2:02PM
Categories: Courses

A course attendee who has been practicing PRI for years sent us this email from a patient he recently saw…

“I just wanted to again express my sincere thanks for your help with my back issues!  I continue to make progress each week but most notably with a couple items.  Driving for an extended period of time has killed my back for the past several years.  My last trip which was 6 hours one way was the most comfortable in many years.  Also, my right calf (since I ruptured my right achilles about 15 years ago) has looked like it belonged to a child despite much physical therapy and work on my own to bring it back over the course of time.  I finally gave up on it a few years ago.  It has fired more and developed more muscle tone in the last 5 weeks than at any point since I blew it out.  This may not sound like a lot but to me it has been life transforming.  I will forever be indebted to you both.”

Posted November 2, 2011 at 2:06PM
Categories: Patients

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