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Blog Posts in 2014

They learned to put “ a little E in our I” and get “ some I into our E’s” or was it E I E I O? No matter how you slice it, it was a beautiful weekend in Cary, NC and nice to be so close to home for the weekend!  Josh Olinick and his wife Katie Stevens were excellent hosts and were very accommodating with a rather full house for my first Pelvis Restoration course of 2014!  I was blessed to have my father and daughter as invited guests.  My Dad wants to talk the talk on the golf course to his buddies about why his daughter travels around the country teaching PRI and my daughter Devon was just happy to be close to her Mom this weekend! I was thankful to have my colleague Jesse Ham co-teaching with me as I set the AFIR aside and welcomed back the IPIR and IsPER’s.  Thankfully all the brain knows is patterns and I had a great time enlightening the attendees on the inlet and outlet of a Left AIC and PEC. I felt so liberated talking about the PEC after a year of biting my tongue in Myokin this year!  It was an honor to help mentor Jesse as he prepares to teach this course in 2015.  I am no longer the new kid on the PRI block!  I only hope he doesn’t pick up any of my bad jokes!  

Posted October 13, 2014 at 1:34PM
Categories: Courses

We are excited to announce more information for the next year's Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium! SAVE THE DATE now for April 16-17, 2015, at the Cornhursker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln, NE!

The title for this year's symposium is Exension Powered People: Managing Self-Efficacy Through Integration. This 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium will bring together nine speakers from seven different disciplinary perspectives to share their expertise and experience on working with people who are driven to exceed, excel and excite at the expense of overextending their psychological and physiological systems.They will reflect on the behavior of these “extension powered people” and discuss and demonstrate operational treatment and intervention concepts and guidelines to reduce self-induced “need” for autonomic force.The participant will learn how to recognize conditions and factors that lead to unrealistic or unnecessary functional performance levels, that are often self-imposed or induced.Addressing powered behavior and poorly optimized mindsets through sports performance, vision and sports psychology intervention will allow the participant to complete realistic functional goals with those who will need to maintain supra-active extended systems to complete required personal outcomes and expectations, regardless of the complexity and realism of the task.Cranial occlusion with the atlas and oral occlusion influences on the posterior neuromuscular pattern of extension will be addressed, which will compliment discussion of how to safely strengthen and condition those who function in un-safe situations with the same extension pattern.Each of the speakers will apply neuroscience applications to conditions that relate to and reflect the high powered performer.

Speakers include:
Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD
Todd Stull, M.D., FAPA
Tracy Heller, Ph.D., CC-AASP
Tim Miles, Head Basketball Coach University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Margo Schnell, DDS
Bill Hartman, PT, CSCS
Dallas Wood, ATC, CSCS
Zachary Nott, CSCS, SCCC, PRT

Click here to view the full agenda! To reserve your seat, register today! More information about each speaker and their respective topic will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

Posted October 8, 2014 at 4:31PM
Categories: Courses

The new Hamstring Protonic System (Protonics X1 System) is now available for purchase online. For those who might not be familiar with the Hamstring Protonic System, it was originally developed and patented by Ron Hruska in 1995 and has been used by clinicians for many years in treatment of patello-femoral pain, SI joint pain and many other symptoms related to the Left AIC pattern. Click here to access more information written by Ron Hruska on when a Hamstring Protonic System might be recommended.

PRC therapist Lisa Bartels recently submitted a letter with us sharing her excitement for the return of the Hamstring Protonic System as well as more information. There is also a special discounted program being offered for Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) professionals. 

Click here for more information or to order your new Hamstring Protonic System (Protonics X1 System)!

Posted October 7, 2014 at 2:38PM

Colorado PRI meet up! Join fellow PRI addicts for our quarterly Colorado gathering. Lisa Kelly PT, PRC will review the recent vision course and Craig Depperschmidt PT, PRC and Scott Kosola PT, PRC will reveiw manual techniques and when to use them. There should be plenty of time for discussion as well. 9a.m.- Noon on Saturday, October 25th at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy in Fort Collins. Address is 2211 S College Ave #300, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Email Craig at craig.depperschmidt@reboundsportspt.com with any questions.  

Posted October 3, 2014 at 11:14AM
Categories: Clinicians

This past weekend I spent time in Seattle, Washington. With the Cascades in the background and the Puget Sound in the foreground we rocked Postural Respiration! The group was eager to share information and they seemed quite at ease with material. Several newcomers to the science were present and it was exciting to see them begin to understand this complex material. Special thanks to Zach Hawthorne DPT, PRC for all his help. Looking forward to my return someday. Washington is beautiful!

Posted October 1, 2014 at 12:05PM
Categories: Courses

Last month, Ron Hruska was interviewed by a physical therpaist colleague, Paul Potter, and the podcast interview is now available online. To listen to Ron's input on "Three Keys to Creating Your Dream Practice", CLICK HERE! You can also download the podcast on iTunes as well.

Posted September 29, 2014 at 2:02PM
Categories: Interviews Clinicians

It's officially Fall, which means that the Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) application deadline is quickly approaching. If you are interested in applying, applications must be received by October 15th. CLICK HERE to find out more information about the PRT credentialing program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Here are a few testimonials from some of those who have completed the PRT credentialing program:

"It was one of the most meaningful two days that I have ever had! Thank you guys so much for providing us this opportunity."
- Akihito Tajima, ATC, PEC, PRT

"Everything was great! Really good stimulated critical thinking and application of the information. The two days flowed really well and built off of everything before it. The application process was a great learning experience in itself."
- Andrew Hauser, ATC, CSCS, PRT

"While the application process was quite rigorous, it sets a high standard and I feel confident with my colleagues' passion, intellect and knowledge regarding PRI. The credentialing process was a complete joy and an additional learning process!"
- Lilla Marhefka, PhD, HFS, CES, CSCS, PRT

Posted September 23, 2014 at 9:45AM

We had a great time in Montreal this past weekend with Pelvis Restoration. We had an integrative room full of healthcare practitioners with various backgrounds. I feel by the end of the weekend, they appreciated the importance of a hemi-pelvis and frontal plane control of this hemi-pelvis during left stance and /or right swing phases of gait.I also felt an improved understanding of how important the pelvis is to truly integrate the body. I thoroughly enjoyed “coaching” these individuals and feel blessed to have spent the weekend with each of them. Here’s a picture of us taking our hats off to Ron Hruska in our extended hyperinflated state!

Posted September 18, 2014 at 3:58PM
Categories: Courses

When James Anderson asked me if I thought there would be interest in a PRI Affiliate Course for Yoga one year ago, neither of us would have believed that it would bring together 60 people for the first course. Participants came from all across North America representing various health, fitness, and coaching professions. Over 1/3 of the participants were yoga instructors (including James' wonderful new wife Karen) with no formal PRI training prior. Welcome to PRI Nation, yogis!

We dove right in Saturday morning with James presenting his Affiliate Course overview of PRI. The audience gained appreciation for PRI's unique -and asymmetrical- platform and our un-waivering respect for neurology, respiration, and biomechanics. By specifically highlighting how the Left AIC and Right BC patterns impair ZOA, gait, and availability of motion, he began the conversation on how yoga can equally optimize or minimize an individual's neutrality. After lunch, I introduced the PRI Yoga Screens, PRI Yoga Awareness Sites (PRIYAS) with a hat tip to Impingement & Instability Reference Centers, and key PRI Opposition Muscles to be mindful of in yoga. I hope that these  screening tools will empower yoga teachers to feel confident in understanding the outcomes of their intervention as well as provide the basis for a referral to -and clear communication with- a PRI clinician. These screens introduced non-clinicians to the A-B-A world of PRI and will undoubtedly demonstrate the value of PRI Yoga to their clients. The PRI Assessment Poses are yogic manifestations of the Hruska Adduction Lift Test and proved to be playful ways of finding the PRIYAS hidden in the poses. 

Throughout Sunday, we explored PRI Yoga poses (asana) in movement labs interspersed throughout the day. I taught asanas that emphasized one or integrated all three planes of movement. I especially loved sharing Bollywood and Warrior 3 as they are equally inspired by yoga's birthplace and by PRI non-manual techniques; they also optimize late left stance and early right stance respectively. We modified the traditional movement sequences of the sun and moon salutations with many students feeling more neutral after just one round. Next, we focused a new PRI "P" word with pranayama or breathing practices that attained and maintained the ZOA.  In closing, I offered recommendations on sequencing a yoga class to parallel a PRI treatment progression and provided PRI Yoga interventions based on potential PRI Yoga Screen outcomes. 

It was a full weekend marrying the complementary aspects of PRI and Yoga. We received gracious feedback and look forward to offering it again next year with some of the first-time glitches fixed. This course brought together two vast bodies of knowledge and left all of us in awe of the similarities and the breadth of these healing paths. I am humbled and honored to share it with you all.

You can also visit Shine Integration Physical Therapy's website and the Postural Restoration Integration for Yoga Facebook page for more photos and course review. Namaste'!

Posted September 17, 2014 at 3:55PM
Categories: Courses Athletics

I had a great time teaching my last Myokin course of 2014 in Canton CT this year. It was so nice to back in New England in the early Fall. I miss my NE roots, but love our new life in NC!  I had the opportunity to engage and enlighten a room full of professionals that were equally excited to learn the science of PRI. We were once again represented by a diverse group of professionals from PT’s, ATC’s, MTs, Personal trainers and fitness professionals. Paula and her staff at Canton PT were amazing hosts with a beautiful warm clinic. This course filled and had a wait list!  I am sure the PRINATION will continue to grow in this area. I had fun with my front row of students. They kept me laughing and on my toes all weekend long!  We all appreciated the importance of parasympathetics and balancing not only our pelvis’s but our lives!  Until we meet again, Myokinematics….See y’all in 2015!

Posted September 17, 2014 at 8:50AM
Categories: Courses
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