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Blog Posts in 2015

Last week an article was published on CNN Health by Dana Santas which included quotes from Ron Hruska. Ron was quoted in the article saying "proper diaphragmatic breathing restores everything from alternating mechanics of dynamic movement and posture, like arm swing during gait, to our ability to handle sensory input." To read the full article click HERE.

Posted October 12, 2015 at 1:06PM


This past weekend I had a Physical Therapy student in my Myokinematic Restoration course in Salem, OR. Jed was kind enough to write up his perspective on the course for this week’s course in review.

"I am a current DPT student who just finished my first PRI course, Myokinematic Restoration in Salem, Oregon. James Anderson taught an amazing class and shared a story I could relate to. He talked about how he quit therapy after graduating PT school and how the science of PRI brought him back into the clinic. I'm finishing my first clinical rotation right now and I felt the same way just last week. My CI was treating a patient and I thought to myself, do I really want to do this the rest of my life? It seems so mundane, if its short stretch it, if its weak strengthen it. There was no interest in knowing why dysfunction is happening. I was told I'd drive myself crazy trying to figure out the why. It didn't seem like real science. Is this gonna be my life, stretching this and strengthening that and never knowing why other than its short or weak. I thought about abandoning my quest to be a PT.
James Anderson's presentation of Myokinematic Restoration was just what I needed. My faith in physical therapy is restored. PRI is engrossed in knowing the why. This course was one of the most interesting and educational experiences of my life and I am forever thankful I had the opportunity to attend. I can't wait to take my next course, Postural Respiration, in February. This non-traditional way of treating patients is going to set me apart from my classmates and up for success in the future."
-Jed Mazion SPT
 

Posted October 8, 2015 at 10:02AM
Categories: Courses

Due to growing interest, PRI is coming to Australia July 16-17, 2016 for Moykinematic Restoration and July 23-24, 2016 for Postural Respiration. Registration is currently open.,

Posted October 6, 2015 at 11:09AM
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Posted October 2, 2015 at 11:38AM

Due to popular demand PRI will be hosting two more Myokinemactic Restoration courses in Tokyo and Osaka December 19-20 and 26-27, 2015. Registration will open on October 4th 6:00pm US Central Time. Visit the PRI Japan website to sign up. Also be sure to like the new PRI Japan Facebook page

Posted October 1, 2015 at 11:54AM
Categories: Courses

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking Cervical Revolution for the 2nd time. My first go around was the class debut in January of this year. I had also taken the original TMCC course as well a year before that. Based on my cervical-cranio-mandibular ride thus far with its most recent stop in NYC last weekend, I must say that Ron (and Mike Cantrell) have done an excellent job of re-synthesizing this material for clearer comprehension and practical application. 
 
I believe that the concepts covered in Cervical Revolution are an essential piece of the PRI chain. In order to truly integrate the body, one needs to know not only what is occurring below the neck, but at the neck and above as well. The following case study supports the importance of learning how to engage with the cervical-cranio-mandibular system:
 
A 40 y/o gentleman who is a competitive underwater hockey player presented with R shoulder pain over the past 5 months. His history was unremarkable except that he finished up Invisalign 2-3 years ago but still wore his top appliance at all times during the day and night. He reported the reason behind wearing the retainer was because his teeth would shift without it.

He initially tested positive bilaterally for restricted humeral glenoid internal rotation, abduction (pain on the R), flexion (pain on the R), toe touch, straight leg raise, adduction drop test, cervical lateral flexion, and cervical axial rotation putting him in a pattern of a PEC, B BC, B TMCC. He also was weak and painful with the R "full can" test for rotator cuff strength. 
I started out treatment with Standing Supported Wall Squat and Reach and Modified All Four Belly Lift which resulted in about a 50% improvement in his testing. I then had him remove his Invisalign retainer and his testing went to neutral. However, he was unable to reciprocally find his bite. This means he was unable to make contact on one side of his molars without contact on the other side. Regarding his cranio-mandibular positioning, his mandible was centered and his cant seemed fairly even (it may have been being marginally higher on the right). His right temporal bone was observed to be in a little more external rotation/flexion compared to his left. For those that have taken Cervical Revolution, this indicates he may be in a right torsion cranial pattern but it appeared mild. His bite was Class 1 with canine guidance during full laterotrusion and no interferences bilaterally. This means he had good occlusion and range of motion.

Based on these findings, I conjectured that by wearing his Invisalign retainer for so long he essentially locked up his cranium which had a parallel impact on this thorax and pelvis. I then gave him Standing Alternating Cranial Expansion (a Cervical Revolution exercise), taught him how to properly position his tongue to prevent undesirable teeth shifting while encouraging movement in the cranial complex, and instructed him how to practice finding his bite in a reciprocal manner. This will not only get his cranium moving but his neck, thorax, and pelvis as well. 

By the end of the treatment, he was able to move his shoulder in the directions that previously were restricted and painful with full range of motion and no pain. Furthermore, he was able to hold his arm in a "full can" test position without pain and improved strength.
 

The ability to manage this patient is owed to the concepts I learned from Cervical Revolution. Even if one doesn’t directly treat head, neck, and jaw conditions you will gain incredibly powerful tools that apply to not only this region but below it. After all, our bodies are ultimately connected from the foot all the way up through the head and vice versa. If we want to keep evolving our abilities to help our clients and patients, consideration of integrating the cervical-cranio-mandibular system is essential. Furthermore, this complex supports crucial neurological and sensory matter that impacts system wide regulatory function. Getting the head and neck to properly re-position and synchronize with the thorax and pelvis can not only impact how we move but how our entire neurological system functions. I can’t wait to find out how this relates to the auditory system and vice versa at the spring Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium next year!
 

Posted September 30, 2015 at 2:19PM
Categories: Courses

PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement Courses are next month. Last minute sign ups are going on now!!

Click here to register:
http://www.posturalrestoration.com/programs-courses/affiliate-courses/integration-for-fitness

Ps. Did you notice the ribcage movement while he was breathing in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz47P2EEoI8

Posted September 30, 2015 at 1:00PM
Categories: Courses

My weekend in Worcester was fantastic!  We had 37 professionals meet at Central Mass Physical Therapy and Wellness and Mike Roberts PT was an excellent host.  Postural Respiration was the topic and many of the attendees "cracked the code"!!!!   I saw lights coming on everywhere.  Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of speaking to you all for two days.  See you next year!   

Posted September 28, 2015 at 2:55PM
Categories: Courses

After a 3 month break in my teaching schedule, I was well rested and excited to get back to spreading the good news of PRI!  I was met with the challenge of having a large group of new clinicians to the science of PRI.  We jumped deep into the rabbit hole of the Left AIC pattern and climbed up some trees in the forest of Myokinematics of the Hip and Pelvis.  This was a great group of approximately 40 “PRI newbies”.  What a way to get it back going!  They were patient with me as I shifted their way of thinking about hip pathologies to a more global way of understanding neurological patterns and how that affects position, performance and pain of the hip. 
Welcome to the #PRINATION!  Y’all are “newbies” no more!

Posted September 28, 2015 at 11:31AM
Categories: Courses

Teaching at Finish Line Physical Therapy this weekend was so rewarding for many reasons. Spending time with old friends and making new friends at this course was as rewarding as spending the entire weekend with Mike Cantrell. We both learned so much from each other and were fueled by the passion of those who pursue and practice PRI applications. I really enjoy teaching Cervical Revolution and am excited for anyone taking the course in the future regardless if a Georgian or a Nebraska farm boy teach it!

Posted September 24, 2015 at 9:07AM
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