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Blog Posts in 2015

A big thank you to Ron, Joe, Mike and all the gang at the Tampa Bay Rays organization for being such generous hosts this weekend. Tropicana Field was a great place to hold the PRI Integration for Baseball course and it was great to be in the company of such great people with a passion for learning and practical application.

Allen and I taught phases of normal human gait during the introduction and then applied these gait principles to the art of understanding pitching and hitting mechanics for the rest of the course. The slow motion video really helped attendees analyze what is expected for both a right-handed player and a left-handed player during Stride to Cocking phases and also Acceleration to Follow-through phases. It was refreshing for the group to note the similarities between body requirements for pitching and body requirements for hitting, right down to scapular, humeral, forearm and wrist performance.

Allen again did a fantastic job helping the group understand how alternating reciprocal arm movement in three planes drives alternating reciprocal thorax and rib cage movement for baseball performance. The group was able to take what they already understand about pitching and hitting mechanics and expand upon it as they analyzed dynamic rib cage and thorax posture. It was great to see a group of baseball and movement professionals get excited about looking at throwing and hitting mechanics through a different lens. Pun intended Heidi
 

Posted November 5, 2015 at 8:22AM
Categories: Courses Athletics

Wrapped up a weekend in Columbus, Ohio the heart of Ohio State University nation to discuss Pelvis Restoration as a part of PRI Nation.  I really enjoyed getting to know this group of clinicians and coaches as we focused on functional application of utilizing this treatment paradigm with their athletes of all ages.  Great questions and discussions from an attentive, group of learners from many walks about ability to bounce, to be able to integrate a pattern with inlet and outlet positions being a key to said integration of a system.  Many thanks to Chris and Brittany for your help with host responsibilities, to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for letting us utilize their massive, gorgeous Sports Med facility and to all the participants who engaged throughout the weekend!  

Posted November 4, 2015 at 2:57PM
Categories: Courses

From the fall foliage in VT, to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the month of October! I sure hit the jackpot in my schedule this month. This past weekend, I flew out to Greeley Colorado to teach Myokin to a group of relatively new PRI students. 30 out of 42 students were taking their first course and I do believe we #crushedit on day one and #slayed day two. Not sure if I crushed them or the material! The course evaluations were great and they all left the class excited to go back to their clinics/training rooms/gyms to start appreciating the asymmetries in their current patients/athletes movement patterns. One of my favorite questions I get from a PRI newbie is “What is the next course I should take?” A huge shout out to Scott Kosola and Jeremy Wehking for being my right and left hand guys in lab for the weekend. The Point Rehab and their staff did a great job hosting the class and I would look forward to teaching in Colorado again! 

Posted October 30, 2015 at 2:12PM

Rain from hurricane Patricia didn’t faze Postural Respiration from having a group of 35 at Star Physical Therapy in Bee Cave Texas, just outside of Austin!   Mike Cantrell mentored me into “pitching an almost complete game” or teaching most of Postural Respiration for my first time.  Mike supported me and jumped in to provide a solid course to a great group of curious and engaged students.   

Posted October 29, 2015 at 3:40PM
Categories: Courses

We delivered our second PRI Fitness and Movement Course this past weekend in San Francisco. The material was again very well received and we were excited to help attendees understand a different paradigm for looking at movement three dimensionally as well as connecting key PRI principles to upright functional movement against gravity. After the course, Sean Griffin from Chicago’s Primal Gym writes:
“Huge fan of the PRI Fitness and Movement course this past weekend in SF. We see about 90% of our clients in a group format (10-20 at a time). A very small portion of our members place tri-planar performance above sweating and getting stronger, so to receive a manual full of so many unique and ready-to-use exercises that definitely fit into our world is truly amazing. I know this will change the game for us. Thanks again for a great course!”
Thanks for the feedback Sean! Also a big Thank You to Jack Cooney and his wonderful staff at Accelerate Sports Performance for their hospitality, professionalism and AV help. Great facility that was walking distance from Fisherman’s Wharf, so we were able to take advantage of some sightseeing and great seafood. 


This course had a great 2015 launch on both the East and West Coasts and its gaining popularity and relevance across the globe. We were thrilled to have Aaron from Canada and Luke from London England in attendance this past weekend. We're excited to be able to teach it next year at some major hubs to accommodate travelers, so keep an eye out on the PRI website under Affiliate Courses as 2016 dates and host sites continue to be finalized. Hope to see you at one of our Fitness and Movement courses next year!

Posted October 28, 2015 at 1:44PM
Categories: Courses

October was a great month for several reasons, but one of the highlights was the opportunity to speak at the 2015 PTWA Annual Conference held in Bellevue Washington. This well-orchestrated event featured 16 courses in 8 specialty areas over 3 days. 

It was my pleasure to be a keynote speaker presenting Postural Respiration as a pre-conference one day mini course to all attendees. We spent a lot of time describing diaphragm function, airflow patterns and rib mechanics. Both breathing and movement principles were discussed in context with the left AIC/right BC pattern and manual and non-manual treatment suggestions were offered. The group was appreciative of the material and very engaging throughout the presentation. 

It has been exciting to see the growing interest in the science of Postural Restoration throughout the Northwest. Thank you Physical Therapy Association of Washington for the opportunity to be involved with this year's conference. It was an honor to spend time with such great people who are part of an obviously great organization. 
 

Posted October 22, 2015 at 2:00PM

James Anderson and I had an exciting weekend introducing our new course PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. Endeavor Sports Performance was filled with dedicated and eager minds appreciating the power of a mobile, unlocked, and well ventilated thorax. We learned how to identify and cue movements of a thorax during workouts– thoracic retraction, protraction, adduction, and abduction - and how thoracic-acetabular abduction gives us stability and security for grounding for single leg power and strength. 
We broke down movement three dimensionally and taught principles to “Build the Sequence” to be used for picking exercises strategically during workouts and organizing programs. The principles help to develop higher level three dimensions control and proximal stability for less compensatory and haphazard movement strategies.
Thank you to Kevin Neeld and his staff for their hospitality and for hosting this event at his facility. Additional thanks to Matt Varca, Louise Kelley at Point Performance, Gibbie Duval at Explosive Edge for all their hard work over the past couple months and their contribution to get this course together, and also thank you to Chad Beckman for collaborating and helping to add some great material! James and I are looking forward to growing and improving this course for PRI nation! 


 

Posted October 20, 2015 at 4:16PM

"Last weekend I got to spend some time in Bethesda, Maryland teaching IMPINGEMENT AND INSTABILITY. As I have mentioned to many attendees in the past, this class is one of my favorite to teach and Bethesda was no exception.  The host site Point Performance Physical Therapy and Haim Hechtman, DPT were excellent and the group was wonderful.   As I move toward teaching CERVICAL REVOLUTION  this class becomes a wonderful primer and the beneficiaries are the students in the class.  Thanks especially to Louise Kelly DPT, PRC who provided immeasurable help to me on a professional and personal level.  She is a genius and a friend!!"

Posted October 15, 2015 at 9:50AM
Categories: Courses

What an amazing weekend in Vermont.  I was thrilled to have this opportunity to return to my home state to teach PRI. The leaves were at their peak as was the interest in learning more about the respiratory mechanics of the Pelvic diaphragm as how it relates to human performance!   It was so fun for me to teach my former colleagues and friends.  Carolyn Weber and her co-workers at Northwestern Medical Center were excellent hosts.  My friend Chad Rainey, PT PRC did a great job assisting me during lab and getting the conversations going with this group!  There were so many highlights but one of my favorite parts of teaching PRI is making new friends.  Here pictured below my new friends Mark and Craig.  They flew from a land down under to immerse themselves in PRI for 2 weeks in the USA.  PRI is taking hold of the world!  #Australiajoinstheparty HERE is the link to the Australian blog post in case you missed it.


A little good-hearted fun in a PRI class is always welcomed as the demonstration of how to put I in your E came to life with my PowerPoint and course participant Kathy Provencher!  They will never forget why we breathe like we do in an Adductor Pull-Back!


 

Posted October 13, 2015 at 4:12PM
Categories: Courses

The Cantrell Center in Georgia is currently looking to hire a PT with knowledge of PRI principles.  We now have 4 PRC's in the clinic.  Mike Cantrell is a faculty member for the Postural Restoration Institute.  He is growing his staff and this opportunity is one that doesn’t come along often.  You can contact Mary Oakley PT, CHT at the Cantrell Center at vpop@cantrellcenter.com for more information.

Located in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Cantrell Center is located in the Middle of the state!  Just a quick drive to Atlanta or the beach, Warner Robins offers convenience to any interest without the crime rate and elevated costs of a larger city.  Visit the website of The Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce for more information about the city of Warner Robins.

What makes The Cantrell Center a great place to work?

  • Outstanding Work Environment
  • Commitment to Clinical Excellence
  • Team Atmosphere
  • Ethical Standards & Values
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • We have FUN!

As part of the Cantrell Center Team, you will collaborate with dedicated individuals while building your own career.  This is a place where each team member's gifts and experiences come together - creating an atmosphere of integrity, encouragement, and most of all - a place where patient care is paramount.  


To learn more about The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine...

Visit our website: www.cantrellcenter.com
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Posted October 13, 2015 at 11:24AM
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