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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!

A while back James Anderson, PT, PRC, was interviewed by Omaha Living onPostural Restoration.  This video is an excellent resource for clinicians to use when explaining to patients and other health care professionals what Postural Restoration is.  To access the video, click here!

Posted September 24, 2008 at 1:09PM
Categories: Articles

When treating the geriatric population or someone with acute pain, we modify our testing and treatment all the time.  You can take several of the sidelying activities and modify them to aseated position.  This is an example of a modified Sidelying Adductor Pull Back.  Because of the patients inability to get on and off the floor, the therapist has instructed this activity in a seated position.  What’s even more beneficial to this modified seated position is the ability for the patient to isolate just the left adductors by placing her right hand medially to the left knee.  With verbal cues for the patient to “press their left knee into their right hand”, they isolate just the left adductors without right adductor involvement.  To access the complete handout, click here!

Posted September 23, 2008 at 1:11PM
Categories: Techniques

The agenda is set for the Interdisciplinary Integration course on March 26-29, 2009!

Day One: Foot Integration (Paul Coffin, DPM & Ann Ringlein)

Day Two:Dental Integration (Mike Hoefs, DDS)

Day Three:Vision Vestibular Integration (Dr. James Nedrow, OD, MS, FAAO & Ron Hruska, MPA, PT)

Day Four:Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Heather Engelbert, PT, PRC & Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC)

No pre-requisite courses!

Posted September 22, 2008 at 1:17PM
Categories: Courses

[PRI Recommended TMJ Proprioceptive Occlusal Splints]

We have updated the page discussing Recommended TMJ Splints.  This handout provides a great reference for mandibular and maxillary splints and the benefits of both.  We have now added discussion regarding permissive and directive splints and the considerations that need to take place before using both.  To access our updated handout on PRI Recommended TMJ Proprioceptive Occlusal Splints, click here!

Posted September 22, 2008 at 1:12PM
Categories: Techniques

October 4th is the date for our one day clinical course, Postural Restoration, in Sioux City, Iowa.  Please join us at Sioux City Physical Therapy to discuss concepts covered in Myokinematic Restoration.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to, objective tests and measurements, manual and non-manual techniques, exercise progression and patient populations including AIC, BC and PEC patients. 

Posted September 17, 2008 at 1:18PM
Categories: Courses

Understanding Postural Symmetry to Improve Performance and Prevent Injury is the latest article written by Lori Thomsen, PT, PRC.  This article addresses postural asymmetries of the cycling athlete that lead to pain and dysfunction.  This article is one of a four part series that will be written by the staff at the Hruska Clinic for a local company called Performance Conditioning Inc. Check out this article here!

Posted September 16, 2008 at 1:19PM
Categories: Articles

After spending four days in Seoul, South Korea, Ron has returned home safely.  Although he is adjusting to the 14 hour time change, he is energized by his experience!  Dr. Kim and Dr. Chang of Kim and Chang Spine and Chiropractic Clinic hosted a three day course covering both Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration.

 

Over 20 attendees were present at this course.  The majority of the class didn’t speak English, however, Dr. Kim was there to translate. 

By the end of the three days, Ron had all the attendees checking Adduction Drop Tests, performing 90-90 Hemibridges, and performing a manual Left AIC technique!

While not teaching, Ron was able to learn about Dr. Kim and Dr. Chang’s practice and their current method of treatment.  The majority of the physicians present were Oriental Medicine Doctor’s.  While there, Ron received two vitamin injections, which he said “were excellent”.  Below is a picture of Ron with two Doctors and behind them is the area where the herbs are stored.

In the evenings, Dr. Kim and Dr. Chang entertained Ron with dinner.

Downtown Seoul!

This is a fitness park (look at that thoracic abduction)!

Although Ron is glad to be home safely, he feels honored to have had this experience. 

Posted September 11, 2008 at 1:26PM
Categories: Courses

Over the last few years PRI has been growing!  With the increased interest in certification and the addition of two new speakers, our network is expanding!  Each month, we would like to introduce you to someone who plays a significant role in PRI.  This month we have featured Allen Gruver, PT, PRC. Allen became certified in Postural Restoration in 2006 and is Arizona’s first and only PRI certified clinician.  To read more about Allen, click here!  Please check back frequently to see who will be featured next!

Posted September 9, 2008 at 1:23PM
Categories: Website

We are excited to introduce you to the "Recent Emails" section found on the home page of our new website.  This section is comprised of email dialogue carried out between the staff at PRI and clinicians around the country.  We receive a large amount of email inquiries ranging from "interpretation of course manuals" to "where to find PRI products". If you see a question that you too have often wondered, click on it to see our response.  Have a question yourself…contact us!

Posted September 5, 2008 at 1:28PM
Categories: Website

We are happy to introduce you to the all new certification tab on our website that highlights Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). This section features PRC therapists, PRC centers, frequently asked questions and testimonials.  Certification was established in 2004 and to date we have 23 certified therapists located all over the country.  We are excited to feature all 23 therapist’s bio, picture and location!
Please check them out!

Posted September 4, 2008 at 1:17PM
Categories: Website

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