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Blog Posts in 2008

  • In standing ZOA represents 30% of total surface of rib cage.
  • The piston-like axial displacement of the diaphragm dome relates to the shortening of the apposed muscle fibers.
  • Abnormal levels of asymmetrical ZOA opposition results in thoraco asymmetry and contributes to scoliosis, roto-scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis.
Posted December 11, 2008 at 11:45AM
Categories: Courses

To upload the handout that demonstrates a Positive Squat Test, click here!

Posted December 11, 2008 at 11:44AM
Categories: Courses

The Postural Restoration Institute™ proudly announces that the following therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC):

Lisa Bartels of the Hruska Clinic in Lincoln, NE; Joe Belding of Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill, NC; Kyndy Boyle of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ; Mara Brandsoy of Impact Physical Medicine & Aquatic Center in St. Paul, MN; Susan Henning of Advance Physical Therapy in Pittsboro, NC; Jill Honermann of Sanford Health/Sanford Spine Center in Sioux Falls, SD; Kim Keyser of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC; Minh Nguyen of The Rejuvenation Center in Omaha, NE; Bobbie Ninneman of the Hruska Clinic in Lincoln, NE; Gregory Parfianowicz of Corning Hospital in Corning, NY; Christel Parvey of RiverView Rehab Services in East Grand Forks, MN; Gayla Pleggenkuhle of OSI in Maplewood, MN; Sangini Rane of Apex Physical Therapy in Apex, NC; Deborah Reagen of Deb Reagen PT in Woodbury, MN; Jane Stanley of Sioux City Physical Therapy in Sioux City, IA; Tina Straub of Brookings Avera Medical Clinic in Brookings, SD; and Joyce Wasserman of Physical Therapy Center of Horseheads in Horseheads, NY.

Certification is a result of 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. The certification process of both clinical and analytical examination took place on December 8th and 9th at the Postural Restoration Institute™ under the direction of Ron Hruska and James Anderson. We congratulate these therapists on their outstanding achievement! Forty therapists nationwide are now recognized as Postural Restoration Certified.

Posted December 9, 2008 at 11:47AM
Categories: Clinicians

We are busy at PRI preparing for our 4-day Advanced Integration course followed by two days of Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). Fifty-two health professionals from 17 different states will all be making the trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend the course. Our office will be open during the course and PRC but we will be limited in the time we’re able to respond to calls and emails. It will be business as usual on Wednesday, December 10th. Next year, Advanced Integration is scheduled only once on December 3-6, 2009 with PRC testing on December 7th and 8th.

Posted November 26, 2008 at 10:37AM

The 2009 PRI Course Brochure is nearly complete! Our comprehensive booklet-style brochure with 40 different course dates and locations is sure to be a handy guide to planning your continuing education for next year. This brochure will be available for online viewing as a green alternative but if you’re hoping to receive yours in the mail this year, be sure to join our mailing list soon! If you have attended a course previously or have already requested to be placed on our mailing list, you will be receiving your brochure by the end of the year.  Please remember that our brochures are mailed only once a year so be sure to keep it in a safe place for future reference. You can also receive reminders about upcoming courses in your area via email or by checking our website for schedule updates.  To join our mailing list, click here!

Posted November 25, 2008 at 10:38AM
Categories: Courses

The Dental Physician written by Aelred Fonder, DDS, FRSH is the newest book in PRI.  Published in1977, this book provides great insight into treating the patient as a whole “system” rather than treating “dental issues.” 

“Contemporary medical evidence of the unity of the human person abounds, but to present it would be to write our book in one chapter, for it is this concept which is the basic idea of the present work.  The dentist is not dealing with teeth or peridontal tissue alone; he is dealing with a united soma, and more especially, he is treating the total person.” - Chapter One

Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:40AM
Categories: Articles

Last weekend was the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration Course here at PRI.  Among other things, the attendees briefly covered the importance of splint therapy.  “A Gelb Splint is a mandibular splint with acrylic coverage over the posteriors. A metal lingual bar is usually the major connector, which allows for plenty of tongue room. Occlusion on the Gelb splint is upper lingual cusps touching a lower flat or indented occlusal pad. This splint is usually made to a repositioned bite, bringing the mandible slightly forward.”  Here is a video of a gentleman with and without his Gelb Splint.  Notice his change in gait once he removes the splint and loses contact:

Click to view video

Posted November 20, 2008 at 10:42AM
Categories: Videos

We recently added a new area on the PRI products page titled “Manuals”.  For those of you interested in purchasing a re-print of a course you attended a few years back or for those interested in purchasing a course manual to a course you have not attended, click here!  Additions and updates are continually added to all course material.  If you register for a course, you will be given an updated manual at the time of the course!

Posted November 17, 2008 at 10:46AM
Categories: Website

We have picked a date for our one day clinical course, Postural Restoration, in Woodbury, Minnesota!  Mark your calendars for March 28!  This one day review, demonstration, and lab course provides a number of PRI resources that are related to concepts covered in Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration.  Space is limited, register early!

Posted November 14, 2008 at 10:48AM
Categories: Courses

A while back we referenced an article titled, “Vertical Facial Dimensions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion”, by Brian A. Rothbart.  I received an email from Professor Rothbart after he saw this reference and suggested we also take a look at his website.  Professor Rothbart’s site has great information that is very similar to the information presented in PRI courses.  Some of this information has been referenced throughout the Impingement and Instability course and also the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course. 

Posted November 13, 2008 at 10:50AM
Categories: Clinicians
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