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Blog Posts in November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PRI!

We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th to celebrate the holiday with our families. We will return on Monday, November 30th.
 

Posted November 25, 2015 at 4:37PM

A big thank you to Lonnie, Jeff, Thomas and everyone at the Cleveland Indians organization for being such generous hosts this weekend. Arranging to feed the entire course a great breakfast and a great lunch in their dining facilities on both days was going above and beyond the call of duty. The food and kindness they shared with us added to the world-class hospitality PRI has come to appreciate from the Cleveland Indians.


I discussed the rib cage mechanics and also the pelvic and hip mechanics needed to correctly move the human body through both the early stance and late stance phases of normal gait and then Allen applied these gait principles to the art of understanding pitching and hitting mechanics for a right and left hander. The slow motion video analysis helped attendees analyze movement and sequencing faults that begin to unfold during the very important Stride to Cocking phases of pitching and then to understand how these problems can influence later phase baseball performance. The connection between these early phase problems and problems that show up later during Acceleration, Deceleration and Follow-through were discussed in great detail. 


Allen went on to do a great job helping the group understand how alternating reciprocal shoulder, arm, and wrist movement in three planes drives alternating reciprocal thorax and rib cage movement for baseball performance. The group was able to take what they already understand about pitching and hitting and expand upon it as they analyzed dynamic rib cage and thorax posture. Its always amazing to see a group of seasoned baseball professionals re-evaluate how they look at throwing and hitting mechanics after giving them an expanded view of the thoracic requirements and also the pelvic requirements for both the right and left handed baseball athlete. 

Posted November 25, 2015 at 8:36AM
Categories: Courses

My how time flies!  I cannot believe as I sit here and reflect upon my weekend in Greenville, SC that my teaching schedule for 2015 is now over.  Each course I taught this year was so great!  Each class had its own personality and this one was no exception.  The energy was great and the enthusiasm for learning PRI was alive and well.  
A special moment for me was when course attendee Ward Daron approached me at the first break to tell me he is good friends with Erik Witvrouw.  Erik as most of you know is a researcher that does amazing research that supports the science of PRI.  
How fun for me!
Greenville course attendees were 80% newbies and I of course love the challenge of shifting their minds to the world of neuro-mechanics vs. arthrokinematics.
I work hard as a Faculty member to help bring my newbies into the world of PRI and help them too evolve in their clinical practice like I did many years ago.  I will never forget the day I met Ron Hruska.  I am humbled to teach his powerful body of work.  I now look forward to a nice rest and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends.  To all I brought into the #PRInation in 2015, congratulations on the start of your PRI journey!  Hope to see y’all at future courses!

Posted November 23, 2015 at 1:33PM
Categories: Courses

We recently interviewed Skip George,DC, CSCS, CCSP, PRC. Skip will be teaching courses for us in 2016. To read the full interview click HERE.

Posted November 20, 2015 at 3:48PM
Categories: Interviews

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Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:40AM
Categories: Courses

A big thank you to Ken Crenshaw of the Diamondbacks and the amazing minor league and major league staff for being such great hosts once again at the beautiful Salt River Fields. Ken, you and Ryan really made me feel special when you showed up in your Larry Legend socks and then presented me with the Celtics shooting shirt. You didn't have to do that, (but I'm glad you did). Hand on the heart for the '86 C's. I always feel like a first class guest when you bring us in and we at PRI are honored to be a part of the performance equation in your organization.

Grateful to have Skip George and Kentaro Ishii in attendance as Skip finalizes his preparations to take the lead as an instructor for this course in 2016 and as Kentaro translates the Postural Respiration manual into Japanese for further expansion of PRI into Japan. You two are first class professionals, capable peers and will be fantastic instructors for this institute. It was a pleasure to have you both there.

As a class, we explored the space across the back of the thoracic cavity and discussed the autonomic nervous system response as related to rib cage position and airflow. We talked about moving the ribs into a full state of internal rotation with the lower ribs moving down, moving in and retracting back into a state called Zone of Apposition. 

We talked about the spinal, pelvic, rib cage, airflow and abdominal requirements for good diaphragmatic breathing and also the common compensations seen when these requirements are not met. A lot of time was spent visualizing the tri-planar motion of the rib cage "egg" as related to the abdominal/pelvic "egg" and vise-versa. This allowed us to see the diaphragm as a prime mover for alternating reciprocal gait and tri-planar human performance. What a great weekend with a room full of great professionals. 


Posted November 18, 2015 at 4:23PM
Categories: Courses

I just returned from our largest state, where I thoroughly enjoyed my time with a group of energetic learners.  Joy, Katie and Tracey at The Physical Therapy Place were tremendous hosts on all fronts!  This class had a great discussion about integration of femurs and a thorax by way of establishing frontal plane control of the inlet and outlet of the pelvis for our clients in various settings.  Control the pillars, inhibition tools plus integration atop said inhibition were a couple of the topics we enjoyed discussing as part of this course.  There were so many people who I enjoyed the process with this weekend!  Thank you Alaska folks for proving to be a very inviting group of learners for this instructor from the “outside!”  

Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:28AM
Categories: Courses

Betsy Baker-Bold, Zach Hawthorne, Amie Holbrook, Kari Koos, Melissa Parsons, Janine Peacock, Erin Rajca, Deb Scheibe, Jamie Ablutz, Mark Bouma, Erin Coomer,  Trish Gallant are the best hosts a speaker could have. I truely enjoyed teaching at Olympic Physical Therapy. This organization has been a leader in promoting PRI over the last few years and taking a course at their sites is a wonderful experience in itself.  It was a perfect environment to present Cevical Revolution. The supportive experience will be a memorable one for me becasue of the multi-disciplinary involvement and in depth inquisitive interaction. I also love when course attendees dress in violet.

Elizabeth Caughey, Susan Grote, Andra DeVoght, Kim Eckhardt

Posted November 13, 2015 at 10:48AM
Categories: Courses

If you haven't read it yet there is a new blog up at the Hruska Clinic website about how PRI activities create new movement patterns, and what may be an issue if it doesn't stick.  Also the word mnemonic is used for all you spelling bee champions. Click here to check it out!

Posted November 13, 2015 at 9:16AM
Categories: Clinicians

Many patients with an active R TMCC pattern will need disclusion of the teeth to inhibit the TMCC.  In my practice, our go-to resource for that inhibition occurs via a lower mandibular bite splint. Click on this link to see part 1 (of a 3 part series) http://caugheydds.com/clear-thin-strong-splints/ of a step-by-step file on how we build our splints clear, thin and strong.

Elizabeth Caughey DDS

Posted November 12, 2015 at 12:59PM
Categories: Clinicians
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