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The other day we received a great question…

In Myokinematic Restoration I understood that the left femur is in flexion, external rotation, and abduction (Left AIC pattern).  I understand this as being positional AF ER.  But I think I learned somewhere that the left leg is oriented in internal rotation and adduction because of the “pull” of the left ilium as it rotates anteriorly in the transverse plane.  When I look at my Impingement and Instability manual I see that the left hip can be oriented in internal rotation and compensatory external rotation. Is external rotation a function of position, compensation, or both?

You are not wrong in identifying that these concepts are presented differently depending on if you go to Myokin or Impingement.  In a Left AIC pattern the femur will be internally oriented and adducted.  This is described in Impingement and Instability.  This is an assessment made through upright / dynamic evaluation.  In Myokinematic Restoration, the femur will be in external rotation and abduction with respect to the acetabular position because of the position you and the table placed them in.  When you place the patient on a table to measure ER/IR values, the patient’s lower extremity is positioned by the table and the examiner, not by the acetabulum.  So theoretically, this is not a compensatory activity, you passively placed them in that position.  Left FA ER is only considered compensatory when it is dynamic.  We can’t go into discussion that the femur is actually in an internally oriented and adducted state in Myokinematic Restoration because the attendees taking this course are learning what PRI means by “neutral” and “position”. 

Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:08PM
Categories: Clinicians

Check out the latest article written by Dave Drummer, DPT from the Hruska Clinic.  This article goes over the role that the hamstring muscle plays in pelvic stabilization and the positive and negative effects of stretching and strengthening.  This article is a great article to handout to individuals who would like to read more about one of the fundamental concepts of PRI.  To read this article, click here!

Posted January 22, 2009 at 12:09PM
Categories: Articles

Christel was recently recognized by her company for her achievement of PRC.

Crookston, MN – RiverView Rehab Services physical therapist Christel Parvey recently earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). Postural restoration is a physical therapy technique that aims to restore a more neutral posture for individuals. Parvey is one of only 40 physical therapists in the nation to achieve this certification.

Click here to read more.

Posted January 21, 2009 at 12:14PM
Categories: Clinicians

I’m sure you’ve all seen this before!  Want to learn how to treat these common patterns of asymmetry associated with ‘instability’and ‘impingement’?  Come join us in Yankton, South Dakota, February 7-8 for the Impingement and Instability course!  Late registration fee has been waived, contact us for details!

Posted January 15, 2009 at 12:23PM
Categories: Courses

Postural Restoration trained therapists and trainers are familiar with the collaboration that is often necessary for successful outcomes.  They work hard to nurture professional relationships in their area for this integration to best occur. If you are a PR trained therapist and are working on developing your relationship with other disciplines further, consider inviting these individuals to attend our first Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Click here for our short advertisement to send to a friend, colleague or local professional with whom you are working with or hope to work with in the future!

Posted January 14, 2009 at 12:26PM
Categories: Courses

If you haven’t recieved the 2009 course brochure, click here for an electronic copy!  If you are interested in registering for a course you can register on-line or contact us!

Posted January 12, 2009 at 12:30PM
Categories: Courses

A couple months ago I posted a video of a patient Lisa Bartels, DPT, PRC was working with.  Here she is again 2 months laterAlthough she still has some work to go, her gait has improved dramatically from her first visit!  In case you forgot what she looked like before, here she is.

Posted January 9, 2009 at 12:33PM
Categories: Videos

Be sure to check out our first interview of 2009.  Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC will be speaking at our Interdisciplinary Integration course in March covering the topic of PRI and pelvic floor integration.  Click here to read her interview!

Posted January 7, 2009 at 12:43PM
Categories: Clinicians

Common positions that are associated with a Left AIC pattern is a much discussed topic in all of our courses, especially Myokinematic Restoration.  To help course attendees out and anyone trying to understand how the body compensates for this pattern, James Anderson, MPT, PRC created a “user friendly” handout.  This diagram is now included in our Myokinematic Restoration course to help teach and educate!  To access the complete handout, click here!

Posted January 5, 2009 at 12:47PM
Categories: Articles

Technique of the Week: January 2, 2009

It’s here!  We have updated the Technique of the Week from several weeks ago!  To access it, go to “Technique of the Week” under Resources

Posted January 2, 2009 at 12:52PM
Categories: Techniques


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