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Blog Posts in 2014

We are pleased to share the exciting news that James Anderson and Karen Bradford were married on September 6th, 2014. The celebration took place in the mountains near St. George, Utah with a guest list that included Ron and Robin Hruska, Raulan and Amy Young, and Minh Nguyen. Congratulations to both of their families as they begin their lives together.

Posted September 16, 2014 at 9:47AM

Looking forward to the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player course after seeing the materials that will be covered. The introduction of the PRI vision concepts into our player progressions have been a powerful adjunct, and a missing piece, for some of those hard to crack cases. Getting an apprecation for space in a sport that is constantly looking for more visual focus has allowed some of our players to get into a position of transition and reciprocation that they were previously unable to attain. 

Andrew Hauser, ATC, RSCC, PRT
Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Medical Coordinator

Posted September 15, 2014 at 7:51PM
Categories: Courses

Many of our remaining 2014 courses are full, and others are filling up quickly! If you are hoping to attend a course yet this year, and have not signed up, I would be sure to do so soon if seats are still available. As we are nearing the end of the year, we have begun adding 2015 courses to our online schedule! Courses are being added to the website daily, so be sure to check them out. We hope to have the schedule completely finalized over the next month, and the 2015 brochures will be sent out the first week of December!

Posted September 9, 2014 at 1:18PM
Categories: Courses

Emily Soiney emailed this gem of an article (which she found while putting together the PRI Integration for Yoga affiliate course) to both Ron and I last week, and I can honestly say that Ron probably hasn't slept the same since then! If you are interested in reading more about lateralization related to the CNS and ANS, be sure to print this article off and add it to your must read list!

Lateralized rhythms of the central and autonomic nervous systems by David Shannahoff-Khalsa

Posted September 2, 2014 at 4:22PM
Categories: Articles

My daughter and I enjoyed a smashing time in England with my host Martin Higgins at ProSport Physiotherapy. He and his wife, Helen took us in and rolled out the red carpet for us. York is a beautiful place and the group of clinicians that I had the pleasure of speaking to were wonderful!  I took multiple pictures as did Helen and two of those photos are here. Both were taken during the course, which was divided: 1. Inside for lecture and 2. outside in the beautiful English air for Lab.  I am looking forward to continued success in Jolly old England as next year we hopefully present Postural Respiration to this sharp bunch of clinicians!!!

Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:02AM
Categories: Courses

Takashi Onuki, ATC, CSCS recently helped write an article in a Japanese magazine, Tarzan (which is similar to our Men's Health magazine here in the States) discussing PRI and asymmetry. He has also taken the time to translate the article for us so we can share the article with all of you. To view this article in English, click HERE, and to view the Japanese version click HERE! As a result of the overwhelming interest for PRI in Japan, we are hoping to take a PRI course or two to Japan next summer! Stay tuned for more information!
 

Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:08PM
Categories: Articles Science

Madison, WI (Myokinematic Restoration) - I had another great weekend in the city of Middleton and the home of great cheese and another Ice bucket challenge at the end of day one. The course attendees learned how to control their sympathetic nervous systems, get on their left legs in AFIR and exhale prior to pouring ice cold water for a worthy cause. I got caught in the cross fires of the ice water, so that counts for at least one more of my 5 nominations! This group of attendees included PT's PTA's, Strength Coaches, a chiropractor and an ATC! I love how PRI is reaching out into multiple arenas of clinical practice. 

We mixed up the lab session by throwing the attendees in 4 catogories of Patho and Non Patho Left AICs and Patho PECS and it was revealed once again that underneath every PEC lies a Left AIC. This grouping really drilled that point home and I am happy to report even our strongest PEC in the room repositioned with his Right Glute Max. All hail Gluteus! A shout out to Kevin Vogelzang from Missoula, MT for stepping up to help with me lab, Nick Rosencutter for single handedly influencing over half the class to attend in one way or another and Kane Sivesind for being such a gracious host. A good time was had by all!!!  PRI is taking hold in Wisconsin!

Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:00PM
Categories: Courses

After fielding a couple questions about the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player course I felt like I still didn’t have a grasp of what the course actually was. I scheduled a time with Dr. Heidi Wise to talk about some of the concepts in the one day course.  While I was with her for about an hour and a half she was able to teach me some of the visual integration and training that will be taught. All of the things that you will be learning the first two days in the PRI Integration for Baseball will directly tie into the Visual Integration course. If you are having an athlete that is not getting better with the exercises there may be a visual component that is the missing link. Specific visual integration activities in this course will be used to get around the limits for many athletes.

One of the things I learned about was how well the PRI Vision Integration for the Baseball Player goes hand and hand with all of the other PRI concepts I have been learning. It can directly impact all three planes of movement. I felt it first hand with a Peripheral Visual Awareness (side vision) activity, this is the first concept that will be taught. These activities will give the visual pathway a chance to wire the body to move in a correct movement pattern and keep vision from being a limit. The second activity was Visual Relaxation. I experienced how the posture of the body can change through the visual system focusing or relaxing activity. The third activity looked at Eyes moving independently of the head.  In this section, muscle movement of the eyes and the head in common baseball positions that may cause the athlete to go into extension how to decrease this response will be discussed.

If these visual concepts are integrated and you are still not seeing progress there will be some next steps to determine what kind of visual intervention they need next. You will not need a team doctor to do these activities. An athletic trainer, strength coach or physical therapist would have no problem teaching them.  After the time I spent with her, I am confident that I would be able to integrate some of the visual activities with baseball athletes.

For more information on this course or to sign up, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 21, 2014 at 12:40PM

Taught Myokin in Santa Cruz
The group was so smart, couldnt lose!
Knowledge is power
It grew hour by hour
And Matthew Tripp didn't snooze!!!

Had a great weekend on the west coast. The class photo is a selfie i took during a "breakout session" on Sunday. The groups were trouble-shooting a case that i presented. They came up with all the right answers. The other photo is outside "Betty's Eat Inn" at lunch on Saturday in Santa Cruz. Thanks to Carrie Robinson, DPT for taking the shot. After lunch, I bought two of their T-shirts; one for me and one for my daughter Betty. Wore mine on sunday by request!!!  What a great bunch and what a nice weekend in Santa Cruz. Thank you Jonathan Holtz: A great host and a stand-up guy!!!

Posted August 21, 2014 at 8:44AM
Categories: Courses

There is now a PRI Book Club!

The Postural Restoration Google Group will be discussing Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures by Chris McManus starting on Nov 3, 2014. In order to take part in the fun you must join our google group. The Postural Restoration Google Group is a great forum for PRI practitioners to discuss challenging cases, share important research articles, and simply discuss any topic that is PRI related. 

To become a member please send an email to HeatherCarrDPT@gmail.com and she will send you an invitation to join.

Posted August 20, 2014 at 12:12PM
Categories: Books Clinicians
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