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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!

At our weekly Wednesday morning meeting the “topic of conversation” on Lori Thomsen’s agenda was footwear!  Since our gathering with The Lincoln Running Company and Dr. Paul Coffin, DPM, Lori and her fellow colleagues have been testing patient’s objectively while wearing different shoewear.  The results…Asics Foundations are the best!!  This shoe is a great shoe to use with patients that don’t require an orthotic.  The calcaneal stability and medial arch support in the shoe provide enough stability for a patient to maintain neutrality while performing a PRI program!

Posted October 2, 2008 at 11:03AM
Categories: Products

Today it is with much excitement and pride that we unveil our first international web pages. If you’re like me, the words themselves make little sense but the overall picture of PRI concepts and courses spreading further outside our national borders is very satisfying. We have much work ahead of us but the great deal that has already been accomplished could not have been at all possible without our Polish colleagues, Michal Niedzielski and Gregory Parfianowicz. Michal and Gregory will travel to Poland in March 2009 to present two courses covering material from our Myokinematic Restoration course. This endeavor has been a commitment of their time, expertise and energy and for that we are grateful. So, be sure to forward this link to all your friends in Poland!

Posted October 2, 2008 at 11:00AM
Categories: Courses

For those of you that attended the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course in Chandler, Arizona, last weekend there was some confusion on the correct guidelines for a patient with a Right TMCC pattern.  To obtain the updated handout that corresponds with the course, click here!

Posted September 30, 2008 at 1:04PM
Categories: Courses

For those planning to attend our Impingement & Instability course in Minneapolis…October 10th will be the last day to reserve a hotel room at our discounted rate. Please call the hotel at (952) 854-1000 and ask to reserve your room in the block for “Impingement Course”.

Posted September 30, 2008 at 1:02PM
Categories: Courses

James Anderson, PRC and staff at The Rejuevantion Center have been busy wrting case reports based on common diagnosis.  This case report discusses severe hip pain covering the patient’s history, diagnosis, assessment and the treatment techniques used.  This is a great resource for clinicians to use when educating the general public on how Postural Restoration is used in treatment.  To access this complete case study, click here!

Posted September 26, 2008 at 1:05PM
Categories: Articles

We are often asked for evidence based articles supporting PRI. The “evidence” is there, but going to all the sources as they presently exist, hasn’t been put together for the general public…yet!  A while back, upon request, Ron Hruska wrote an explanation on his view of evidence based material as it relates to PRI.  Please read!

Posted September 25, 2008 at 1:07PM
Categories: Clinicians

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

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