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Welcome to the Postural Restoration Community! This is where you will read the latest industry news, hear about upcoming events, find helpful deadline reminders, and view a plethora of additional resources regarding our techniques and curriculum. The great part about it is--not only can you can view the entries we post, you can also post about the things that matter to you. Did you find an interesting article about a technique you learned in one of your courses? Do you have a patient case study you want to share with other professionals? Simply click "Submit an Entry" and follow the easy steps towards getting your information published in the PRI Community!

While working with a patient who lacked right glute max activity in a standing right AF ER position, we came up with a new activity. This new activity not only places the patient in standing right AF ER, activating the right glute max, it also provides resisted right FA ER. This is a great activity to promote left AF IR with concomitant right AF ER / FA ER activity. To access the complete exercise, please click here!

Posted July 21, 2008 at 11:47AM
Categories: Techniques

Providing patient care is not only a learning experience for the patient but also for the therapist. Each patient has taught a lesson, sent a message and left an imprint that has helped develop our approach to treatment. This week Ron Hruska was working with a patient who had seen another therapist at theHruska Clinic prior to this visit. She mentioned that a specific cue from Lori Thomsen made all the difference in her ability to breathe into her right chest. Lori asked her to “breathe into the heel of my right hand” during an Infraclavicular Pump and Subclavius technique. Ron brought a couple of us into the treatment room to feel the upper right ribs externally rotate upon inhalation using this particular cue. The next time you perform these PRI Manual Techniques consider using this instruction to maximize your patient’s ability to achieve right apical expansion. Contact us to share your own patient-directed discoveries!

Posted July 18, 2008 at 11:49AM
Categories: Techniques

For those therapists doing cranial work, you’ll want to read these latest articles supporting ourCCMR course.

Orthodontics in a Quantum World I: The Rationale for a New Approach by Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth. Abstract: Advances in physics and cell biology are changing how science views studies about the body. The first part of this article is an overview of these advanced. The second part is a working hypothesis as to how these changes could affect orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. An example is given of how this thinking might apply. To access the entire article please contact us!

Orthodontics in a Quantum World II: Cranial Movement and Parafunction by Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth. Abstract:Maintenance of brain vitality is the most important function of the body. Several oral behaviors are involved in this process. Typical facial characteristics and intra-oral change can result from this. Symptomatically, the response can resemble a temporomandibular joint disorder. An integrative systems approach gives a basis for understanding and treating the condition. To access the entire article please contact us!

Posted July 16, 2008 at 11:50AM
Categories: Articles

Recent articles printed in The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy further support Postural Restoration Institute methods for management and treatment of SI pathology. Three-Dimensional Movements of the Sacroiliac Joint: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Assessment of Clinical Utility by Goode et al, offers a review of current literature that sheds light on the need to consider re-organizing and retraining neuromotor adaptation patterns rather than mobilizing or manipulating the SI joint.

Go here to read the Letter to the Editor and here to read the Author Response. The second article, Variation in Pelvic Morphology May Prevent the Identification of Anterior Pelvic Tilt by Preece et al, discusses how angle of pelvic tilt and sagittal plane orientation may be morphologic.

Posted July 14, 2008 at 11:53AM
Categories: Articles

In addition to the Hruska Adduction Lift Test and the Hruska Abduction Lift Test, we have created the Functional Squat Test. Similar to the tests mentioned previously, The Functional Squat test is graded by levels. Level 1 is the inability to perform the test and level 5 represents maximal performance. This test helps the clinician determine whether the patient demonstrateshyperactive hip flexors, back extensors, and femoral rotators. It also helps establish whether or not the patient has the ability to perform a posterior pelvic tilt and if they can achieve maximal AF IR. To view the complete Functional Squat Test, please click here!

Posted July 11, 2008 at 12:00PM
Categories: Techniques

Last week we brought you the shoe list provided by The Lincoln Running Company. This week we are providing you with the favorites chosen by Dr. Coffin and PRI! With so many choices in footwear it’s hard to decide which is best. The shoes listed are not only the most appropriate footwear biomechanically they are also the best suited to compliment PRI orthotics.

1. Asics Evolutin
2. Asics Foundation
3. Brooks Beast / Ariel
4. Brooks Addiction
5. New Balance 817
6. New Balance 859
7. Saucony Stabil 6

Posted July 10, 2008 at 12:02PM
Categories: Products

Retro Stairs has been a popular activity for the last decade of PRI. It is one of the first upright activities given to patients when teaching them how to achieve left AF IR. During the dawn of the squat program, taught in theImpingement and Instability course , we have found other great ways to utilize the stairs. Heel Stair Descents is a new activity designed to eccentrically lower your self down the stairs. This activity is an excellent way to activatethe quads, promote controlled hip extension and inhibit the gastrocs. To view the complete technique, click here!

Posted July 9, 2008 at 12:03PM
Categories: Techniques

The newest journal article being passed around PRI is “The contractile field – A new model of human movement – Part 3”. This article written by Phillip Beach and published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies discusses embryology and evolutionary biomechanics as they relate to ‘contractile fields’. “Tuning between muscles within a contractile field, and tuning between fields, shapes movement patterns”. To access the entire article please contact us!

Beach P. The contractile field – A new model of human movement – Part 3. J of Bodywork & Movement Ther. 2008; 12:158-165.

Posted July 8, 2008 at 12:05PM
Categories: Articles

If you have been to the Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course you are aware of the recommended activity for limited opening of the jaw, hypermobility of the jaw, andanterior disc displacement. Most recently, we have updated these guidelines and added a new section titled, “PRI Recommendations for a Right TMCC Pattern”. These recommendations will help guide clinicians on teaching patients about tongue positionwhile at rest to promote proper maxillary position. To learn more about the Right TMCC pattern please look at our Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course (please note that in 2009 this course will be offered as an introductory course with no pre-requisite).

Posted July 7, 2008 at 12:06PM
Categories: Articles

The 59th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia was held June 18-20 in St. Louis, MO! University of Tennessee’s Assistant Baseball Trainer, Jeff Wood, presented “Exercise Programs to Protect Baseball Pitchers Arms from Overuse Injuries”. The majority of the content presented in this lecture was based onPRI principles. Jeff utilized his personal knowledge and experience with PRI as well as articles that have been written by PRI faculty and certified therapists to outline his presentation. To view the complete presentation, please click here!

Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:08PM
Categories: Courses

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