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Blog Posts in 2009

Earlier this month James Anderson was invited to present at the 2009 (CCHA) Central College Health Association Annual Conference held at Creighton University, sponsored jointly by The Creighton University Center for Health and Counseling and Creighton University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Division. The stated purpose of this conference is to feature nationally recognized experts presenting topics relevant to college health. Those attending included College Health Personnel, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Public Health Personnel and other interested healthcare personnel associated with college health across the Midwest United States.

James shared with us his feedback…

“My presentation focused on the form, function and positional influence of the respiratory diaphragm and breathing on the collegiate back.  The title of my presentation was “Caring for the Collegiate Back”, but it was a PRI presentation on respiratory influences from start to finish.  This diverse group of medical professionals were overwhelmingly positive about the material and many stayed after the presentation with additional questions and comments.  They wanted to know things like, “where can I find someone in my area that practices PT like this?” and “how can I help local rehab professionals in my area get the needed training to evaluate patients like this?”. It turned out to be a great experience that had implications across many different disciplines and certainly put PRI in a favorable light in terms of being viewed as a specialized solution for evaluation and treatment of chronic difficult misunderstood cases.”

Posted March 22, 2009 at 2:11PM
Categories: Clinicians

Our first annual Interdisciplinary Integration course is fast approaching!  The course is scheduled to begin next week, Thursday March 26th, and conclude on Sunday March 29th.  Between now and the start of the course we will be busy here at PRI placing thefinal touches on the course material.  If you have already registered for this course, we look forward to seeing you!  If you are not registered and are interested in attending, please contact us

Posted March 16, 2009 at 2:12PM
Categories: Courses

Please join us March 28th for Postural Restoration - A One Day Clinical Course.  If you have taken Myokinematic Restoration or Postural Respiration and would like to spend a day learning how to clinically apply the PRI knowledge you have gained, this is the course for you!  Registration deadline is this Friday, March 13th.  Please contact us if you would like to register!

Posted March 10, 2009 at 2:14PM
Categories: Courses

Check out the latest article written by David Drummer, DPT on frontal plane movement and PRI.  This article was written for thePerformance Conditioning newsletter.  This is a great resource to give to individuals when trying to explain the importance of the frontal plane.  To access the article, click here!

Posted March 9, 2009 at 2:15PM
Categories: Articles

“In conclusion…

...the various skeleto-dental orthopedic classifications of the maxillo–mandibular relationship I, II and III are intimately related to body posture.”  This statement came out of an article published in LVI Visions magazine.  LVI Visions magazine is “a magazine by dentists for dentists”.  This article happened to be given to us by a local dentist.  To read this article, click here!

Posted March 3, 2009 at 2:19PM
Categories: Articles

January 22-25, 2009 was the date for the World Confederation Physical Therapy (WCPT), Asian Western Pacific region (AWP), and India Association Physiotherapy (IAP) meeting.  PRI’s very own Kyndy Boyle, MSPT, OCS, PRC and Sangini Rane, PT, PRCpresented a poster case study titled:  Postural Restoration Management of a Female with Right Pelvic Floor and Proximal Hamstring Pain.  The objective for this case study was to ”to describe unique therapeutic exercises (Postural Restoration) and the use of a Protonics Neuromuscular System® for a female soccer player with right sided pelvic floor and proximal hamstring pain”.  Congratulations Sangini and Kyndy!!

Posted March 3, 2009 at 2:17PM
Categories: Clinicians

I am so excited about the upcoming four day Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Heather Engelbert and I, will be talking about Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.  Position is key for these muscles to work as they were intended for organ support and sphincter control.  We have the asymmetrical pelvis broken down into left and right with relationships of the “adductor, hamstring and glute max” of the pelvic floor.  Exciting stuff! We have developed a hierarchy of treatment with PRI principles and new exercises to show you!  We will also discuss when it’s appropriate to refer to a pelvic floor specialist for an internal exam and integration with other health care professionals.  We hope to see you there!

Posted March 2, 2009 at 2:22PM
Categories: Courses

Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC recently sent us a video of a patient he is treating.  Here is what he had to say about her:

“I have been treating this patient for bilateral knee pain.  Her right knee pain has decreased but the left still persists.  She is in a set of PRI orthotics and wearing appropriate shoes.  She had a significant ankle sprain back in the fall of last year and it continues to hurt.  She is an Irish dancer and feels knee and ankle pain when dancing.  She is not sure if ankle bracing helps or hurts the knee.  Hruska Adduction Lift scores are excellent, she has full HG IR and FA IR/ER.  Here is a video of her gait pattern.”

Gait from Bobbie Ninneman on Vimeo.

After looking at the video you will see that this patient still has no control of her left glute med.  She collapses with gait and falls to the right.  She will need to be on a program where she feels her left adductor co-contract with her left glute med.

Posted February 26, 2009 at 11:52AM
Categories: Clinicians

Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC recently wrote an article on the importance of squatting in the Performace Conditioning magazine.  This short article does a great job highlighting PRI’s view on proper squatting techniques.  To read this article, click here!

Posted February 25, 2009 at 11:54AM
Categories: Articles

Day Four...What’s new in the PRI curricular future? The pelvic floor- like never discussed before. Heather Engelbert, PT, PRC and Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC will bring you up to date on the importance of establishing a well-positioned pelvic floor, before addressing pelvic floor dysfunction. Ironically, the timing of my pregnancy fit perfectly with our need for a PRI model for this course so you’ll be seeing me in many of the ‘new’ PRI pelvic floor non-manual techniques. Applying a PRI myokinetic format to the pelvic floor anatomy is exciting in itself, but to integrate these concepts with the respiratory system is even more rewarding. What an uplifting way to end the four days!

Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:58AM
Categories: Courses
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