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!

You can never have too much of a good thing, here is another technique for Left AF IR! This activity was developed after working with a patient who had difficulty achieving Left AF IR while in a standing position. This is a great integrated abdominal technique to instruct patients on who have a difficult time “turning their left hamstring on”. The technique also promotes Left AF IR with Right Glute Max activation while attempting to maintain complete dominance over the torso. For the complete handout, please click here!

Posted June 25, 2008 at 5:36PM
Categories: Techniques

Yes, we do realize that the PRI Course Reference list can create some anxiety when trying to decide which book is best. So, we’ve decided to narrow it down for you. Here are our Top 5 (or 6) books for Myokinematic Restoration™, Postural Respiration™and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration™. These books will provide you the best reference for each course whether you have attended previously or are contemplating registration. To read the Top 5 Book List, click here!

Posted June 23, 2008 at 5:41PM
Categories: Articles

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD has welcomed Sanford Physical Therapy Services to their family.  Their specialty…Postural Restoration!  Formerly known as Physical Therapy Solutions, Sanford physical therapy has embraced Joan Hanson and Jill Honermann’s expertise on the PRI approach.  Traditional physical therapy services will be offered but their main focus will be postural restoration.  To read more about the collaboration of Sanford Health and Physical Therapy Solutions please click here...and here!

Posted June 20, 2008 at 10:25AM
Categories: Clinicians

Last week, the staff of The Hruska Clinic and Dr. Michael Hoefs joined together to discuss treatment of TMD. Although PRI is an effective treatment to TMD, there are occasions when a referral to a dentist is appropriate and necessary, as outlined in Advanced Integration and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration . During an initial evaluation, Dr. Hoefs uses several objective measurements to properly assess his patients. Range of motion (ROM) is the first objective test used to guide him in his plan of care; based on the following:

  1. Full ROM (>48 mm) with a noticeable click – Easiest to diagnose and treat.
  2. 42 – 46 mm ROM with >12 mm of lateral opening – Probably a muscular restriction with a reducing disc. Patient will need supportive therapy.
  3. 35 – 42 mm ROM with <10 mm of lateral opening – These symptoms would reflect a chronic closed lock position with most ligaments being stretched out.
  4. < 35 mm ROM – Patient is more than likely in an acute closed locked, but not always. Can be myospasms!

To learn more about Dr. Michael Hoefs please visit Lincoln TMJ Therapy. If you’d like more information on PRI and TMD integration with dentists and orthodontists like Dr. Hoefs who respect the need for proper mandibular condyle and temporal fossa position, please contact us!

Posted June 19, 2008 at 5:49PM
Categories: Clinicians

Jeanna Viramontes, MPT, PRC recently opened her own clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin and was featured by the local newspaper, Hudson Star-Observer. She’s doing exciting work in the area ofpelvic floor dysfunction using Postural Restoration techniques.

Posted June 19, 2008 at 5:44PM
Categories: Clinicians

Our innovative pools are designed to integrate unrestricted tri-planar movement and diaphragmatic respiration with patterns of aquatic feed-forward resistance to isolate and inhibit specific muscle function. Patented revolutionary pool design and composite material compliment PRI’s philosophy and uniqueness in the rehabilitation industry.

To learn more about PRI pools, please contact us!

Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:55PM

Every now and then a journal article is released that peaks our interest. When this happens we eagerly distribute copies of the article amongst ourselves and openly discuss it’s pros and cons. This past month we have come across 3 articles that we feel are worth sharing with you!

Cheung R and Ng G. Influence of Different Footwear on Force of Landing During Running. Phys Ther. May 2008; 88(5):620-628.

Marchetti G, Whitney S, Blatt P, Morris L and Vane J. Temporal and Apatial Characteristics of Gait During Performance of the Dynamic Gait Index in People With and People Without Balance or Vestibular Disorders. Phys Ther. May 2008; 88(5):640-651.

Allison G, Morris S, and Lay B. Feedforward Responses of Transversus Abdominis are Directionally Specific and Act Asymmetrically: Implications for Core Stability Theories. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. May 2008; 38(5):228-236.

Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:53PM
Categories: Articles

If we could hand pick a piece of equipment that best reflects PRI concepts the Skier’s Edge would be top on our list. This non-impact lateral conditioning machine was 1st designed for the U.S. ski team but has expanded their market into training facilities and rehab centers around the world. This is the only machine we have found that focuses on frontal plane movement, the plane PRI often uses to restore the Left AIC chain. If you have access to a Skier’s Edge, we encourage you to check it out!

Posted June 16, 2008 at 6:00PM
Categories: Products

For those of you who are familiar with PRI manual techniques presented in our Postural Respiration™ and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration™ courses, you will be happy to hear that we have filmed the manual techniques for a DVD. The date for filming was on May 30th and the finished project is expected by early summer. The live DVD will provide a great resource and guide for clinicians practicing PRI manual techniques. Twenty-three techniques will comprise this DVD; many of them are covered only briefly in our courses. Along with step by step instruction you will also receive commentary provided by Ron Hruska on the creation, application and significance of each technique.

To pre-order your Manual Techniques DVD at an introductory rate, please contact us!

Posted June 10, 2008 at 6:02PM
Categories: Courses

Only 3 ½ months are left before we reach the deadline for the Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) application . For those of you that are considering certification this year, now would be a good time to make your final decision as the deadline of Septemeber 15th will be here before you know it. 

PRC provides avenues for professional development, collaboration between multidisciplinary specialists with PRI interests, and enhancement of scientific approaches using PRI concepts. Please note PRC is now open to Physical Therapist Assistants and Occupational Therapists.

Mark your calendars:
1. September 15th – PRC application deadline
2. September 19th – PRC application committee review meeting
3. October 15th – November 1st – Applicants contacted with PRC committee review feedback
4. December 4–7 – Advanced Integration
5. December 8 & 9 – PRC written and clinical exam

Posted June 9, 2008 at 6:06PM
Categories: Clinicians


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