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Blog Posts in December 2014

Happy Holidays from the facutly and staff of PRI! We will be closing today at noon, and will be closed on December 25th and 26th to celebrate Christmas with our families. We will return to the office on Monday, December 29th.

Posted December 24, 2014 at 11:23AM

Written by:  Adrian Baker, DPT, PRC | Posted by: Jen Zamora

On December 2, 2014, I had the pleasure of attending and assisting the Cantrell Center in hosting a Volleyball Symposium to the members and parents of the Central Georgia Volleyball Association (CGVA).  Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC, spoke about the vital role that biomechanics play in injury prevention and attaining peak performance. The speech was packed with the basic PRI principles as well as a few Cantrellisms we have all grown to enjoy.  Mike was able to educate our local volleyball players on lateralized functional behaviors.  Through a series of pictures and demonstrations, he was able to teach the volleyball community that not only can we predict and test these asymmetries, but that we can also improve them with a Postural Restoration Program.  After neutralizing the dominant chains of muscle, we work toward acquiring reciprocal and alternating movement of the pelvis, rib cage, neck, and head in all three planes.  This type of movement will increase speed, stamina, and overall athletic performance AND help prevent injuries.

We left the athletes with a list of the “Top 5 Recommendations for Volleyball Players”

1. Be able to fully squat

2. Stand frequently with weight over your LEFT leg

3. DO NOT overstretch your LEFT hamstring

4. Be able to blow up a balloon CORRECTLY

5. Wear supportive shoes

We had an excellent time with an engaged audience.  We are doing another symposium on January 27th for the Perry High School Soccer Team!  See you there or read about it here!!

Adrian Baker, DPT, PRC

Posted December 24, 2014 at 4:37AM
Categories: Athletics Clinicians

Vermont Physical Therapy is seeking a full-time, PRI-educated Physical Therapist to work in our outpatient, private practice located inside the Burlington YMCA. Our therapists are dedicated to quality one-on-one care for every patient. We take an innovative whole body approach focusing not only on the patient’s physical condition, but also on the patient’s mental health, nutrition, and lifestyle. Our therapists specialize in aquatic therapy, custom orthotic fittings, balance and gait training. Ideal candidate would be independent, flexible, and innovative in their treatment approach. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.  Minimum 5 years experience preferred. 

For more information, please contact Chad Rainey, PT, PRC at or (802) 497-0736.

Posted December 18, 2014 at 3:34PM
Categories: Clinicians

Advanced Integration 2014 was hosted December 4-7 , it is held once a year in Lincoln, NE. We had a fantastic four days with four different speakers, Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, Lori Thomsen.  Below are some photo highlights from the four days.

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2015 course will be December 3-6.

Posted December 17, 2014 at 2:14PM

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2014! PRC is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. Fourteen PT's and our first DC earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute established a certification process in 2004 as a way to recognize and identify those individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute. Certification is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists who have attended PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participate in both clinical and analytical testing. To date 138 Therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

Pictured from left to right (back row): Mike Cantrell, Zac Cupples, Ben Hagar, James Anderson, Matthew Harwood, Robert (Skip) George, Jeremy Wehking, Ron Hruska, (front row) Doug Kechijian, Amie Holbrook, Lori Strobl, Stephanie Kinsella, Erin Rajca, Moon Hemeyer, Jennifer Bullock, Marci Heine, Wren Cunningham, Lisa Mangino, Jennifer Platt

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Posted December 15, 2014 at 8:41AM

After teaching the first two PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player courses in back-to-back weekends before Thanksgiving, I don’t know where the month of November went!  But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Ron and I really enjoyed writing and presenting this course for many reasons. 

First, I LOVE baseball, and Ron gained a new appreciation for the sport as well.  Having the Royals in the World Series during some of our heavy prep time was a bonus, giving us some exciting games to watch as we fine-tuned our day of material.  Second, because it’s only a one-day course and it’s geared for the not-so-seasoned PRI practitioner, we got down to the plain and simple approach to a complex subject and just had some fun with it.  No time for all the neurological discussions (which you ALL know we are geeky enough to enjoy way too much!); demonstrations and step-by-step guides dominated.  Third, it gave us a chance to tie our information into another course, which took place the two days preceding ours.  It was great to learn so much about the proper mechanics of the sport from Allen and James in their PRI Integration for Baseball material as we were preparing the course.  Hearing them present some of it was a gift; they truly love teaching and they make a great team!

Our courses were a nice mixture of practitioners from the baseball arena and those in more general modes of practice.  Having that mix gave us the opportunity to not only learn more about applications to the sport of baseball, but it allowed us to hear from those thinking outside the sport as well.

We want to again thank our hosts, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies, for all they did to make these courses go so smoothly.  The team at the Diamondbacks of Ken Crenshaw, Neil Rampe, Andrew Hauser, Ryan DiPanfilo, and Nate Shaw has been an instrumental part in helping us over the past year to develop this course.  Andrew was invaluable as the one trialing these concepts, communicating with me regarding outcomes, and helping me “see” what they do in players’ performances.  Many in the sport benefit from their “big picture” integrated approach.  James Ready, our host from the Phillies, is another great thinker who has a passion for integration, as I got the privilege of learning over the course of our day with him.     

As a Florida-born girl, I enjoyed the relative warmth of Phoenix and Clearwater while it was really cold back here in Nebraska.  Since my favorite things include beaches, baseball, and being around the #PRInation, these were weekends that couldn’t have been better!  Already looking forward to the next one, which is right after the New Year! 

To go with the great people pictures James posted in his course reviews, here are a couple of my must-see places: 

  Part of the Dbacks’ Complex at Salt River Fields

 Phillies’ Spring Training Stadium

Course Testimonials:

“Great course!  This course was an excellent introduction to the role that vision plays, not just in sports or rehab, but how it’s integrated with and influences the performance of the entire human system.  Ron and Heidi presented the course in such a clear way that I was able to begin applying many of these visual techniques in my rehab programs the next day.  This definitely changed the way I look at rehab programming for all of my athletes, but especially in baseball, where visual skill is so directly related to their success.  Thanks for a great experience.”

Josh Ogden, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, CES

“Fantastic course!  I have been involved in baseball for 25 years and have utilized PRI concepts, with much success,  in treating my collegiate baseball players for almost 15 years and the PRI vision course was unbelievable.  It changed how I look at treating my athletes, as well as how I look at baseball and baseball players in general when it comes to treating their complaints both on and off the field.  Thanks Heidi and Ron for an eye opening experience!”

Jeff Wood, MS, ATC, LAT

"I just participated in the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball player, held in Clearwater Florida. I consider myself a connoisseur of PRI courses. I learn so much from every seminar--even if I have taken it before. As such, I was blown away with the concepts that I was able to grasp during this one day course. 

This seminar was an amazing starting point for understanding the role of vision in the PRI evaluation and treatment model. I work with a very varied clientele, and all principles/skills taught apply to all populations, not only my athletes. Heidi and Ron presented very complex material in such a systematic and logical manner that I was able to apply the techniques with patients the very next day (literally). I also believe that practicing and integrating the materials from this one-day program will enable me to learn at a deeper level, when I am able to take the 2-day vision course next year."

Donna Behr PT, MS, DPT, PRC

Posted December 10, 2014 at 2:00PM
Categories: Courses PRI Vision

Are you thriving in your job? Advance Physical Therapy, a well established PRC clinic in central Chapel Hill, NC, is growing. We are looking for a PR trained physical therapist to join our highly skilled team. Our clinic allows hour long PT sessions, offers autonomy and flexibility in an interactive and supportive environment. We have monthly 2 hour PRI staff meetings for concept review, to share questions, insights and patient cases. Please contact us at: or 919-542-6060

Posted December 4, 2014 at 9:33AM

Clearwater Florida (PRI Integration for Baseball). A wonderful weekend in the Sunshine State talking all things baseball. A big thank you to James Ready and Chris Mudd of the Philadelphia Phillies organization for being such gracious hosts in a great facility. In addition to the room full of world class baseball training professionals, Allen and I were blessed to have both Jennifer and Chris Poulin in attendance to help lab assist. They were great additions to both the baseball assessment test lab and the baseball integrative treatment lab.

Allen Gruver did an excellent job once again breaking down each phase of throwing and the potential pathomechanics for both a right and left handed player in the presence of the Left AIC/Right BC Pattern. The same detail was applied to phases of hitting and his demonstration and instruction for each phase was complemented by slow motion video clips that really gave the attendees a nice visual learning experience. I expanded on Allen's work by discussing three different patterns of potential rib cage compensation for the overarm rotational athlete in the presence of the Left AIC Pattern. We concluded the course by outlining specific testing parameters and treatment recommendations for each of these three presentations and then provided training recommendations for the right and left handed stride through cocking phase and the right and left handed acceleration through deceleration and follow through.

After our two day course, there was a lot of excitement for the third day, called PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player. Thank you Heidi Wise and Ron Hruska for coming to Florida and allowing our material to complement the great work you are doing with PRI Vision. The feedback on the third day has been fantastic, noting that the PRI Visual Concepts in Baseball, the PRI Vision Integration Performance Tests and the PRI Vision Integration Techniques were easy to understand and powerful to use. Thanks Heidi for coming home to Florida and doing what you do best.

Posted December 3, 2014 at 9:51AM

Here is the 2014 weather report for Advanced Integration. Looks like it will be some pretty good weather (by Nebraska standards at least).

Posted December 2, 2014 at 2:03PM
Categories: Courses


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