Just returned from a visit to Anchorage, AK and a pleasant, engaged crowd at The Physical Therapy Place. This outsider felt as welcome as I could possibly be for a casserole-eatin' cat from the lower 48!
Many thanks to Joy Backstrum, PT, PRC, and Katie Piraino, PT from the Physical Therapy Place, a PRC Center, for a delightful weekend that started before the course officially began with high quality music and highest quality people stirred up, ready to learn about the science of PRI. We enjoyed a host of discussions from this group of 2/3 new and 1/3 with varying histories of PR coursework as we journeyed through a lumbopelvicfemoral coursework with a room filled primarily with PT's, PTA's and personal trainers.
We discussed application of the principles of balanced asymmetry through lecture and lab time with acetabulofemoral and femoroacetabular neuromechanical positions, discussed functional laterality and how 'overly normal' individuals often times find their way into a clinical setting. A lively group with excellent attention to detail, we discussed the details of how special tests give information that allows the Myokinematic algorithm to guide treatment to an integrated state to allow laterality both right and left.
Thank you Alec and Jaclyn Levesque for your curious and objective assessment of the science of PRI, and congratulations in your new adventure with the most important job of your lives! Thank you Mary Ann Ghosn for the reasonable and rational questions throughout the course, to Owen Mandanas for your unique dental perspective and input. Thank you Dave Lyons and Fred "Not Dave" Lief, as well as Lauren Schritter, Corina Carlson, Jay Cherok among others for your help with lab demonstrations and illustrations throughout the course.
Thoroughly enjoyed my brief stint on the edge of the last frontier learning with all who attended! Thank you again Alaska crew!