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Blog Posts in 2016

Hear about the Hruska Clinic Mentorship program from our most recent guests, Takuto Kondo and Kan Sugiyama, from Japan.

Click here.

Posted August 15, 2016 at 8:59AM

Can I use PRI materials when presenting an inservice, on my blog, or in an article, etc? This is a question that we are asked nearly every week.

All techniques, materials, and content created by the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) its employees and staff, and displayed or presented in any manner or format including but not limited to manuals, brochures, electronic presentations, CDs and DVDs, photographs, and web sites, are the proprietary intellectual property of Postural Restoration Institute, LLC and its founder Ron Hruska.  This content is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and by the 172 countries who are a signatory to the Berne Convention which established and provides copyright protection globally. 

This content may not be duplicated, published, displayed, or otherwise communicated or distributed in any country and in any language, without prior written permission from the Postural Restoration Institute, LLC.  

Permission to use this content can be obtained by contacting the Postural Restoration Institute, LLC. Permission requests are reviewed in a timely manner and in most cases, there is no fee for obtaining permission to use PRI content. Permission inquiries can be submitted using our new online PRI Copyright Permission Request Form.

The non-manual techniques provided in your appendix are intended for use with patients or clients and may be photocopied and distributed without written permission. Be sure to use the techniques without modification while including the copyright information found on the bottom of the page. Modification of any technique is prohibited. Digital copies of all PRI non-manual techniques are available on CD and can be purchased via our website.

For more information about correct use of PRI Copyrighted Materials and FAQ's, please read our "PRI Guide to Use of Copyrighted Materials".

Posted August 1, 2016 at 9:11AM
Categories: Science

Teaching at Northeastern University a course on cervical influences on the body and cranium was so gratifying for so many reasons. It was our 6th course at this host site and after I experienced the warm hospitality and support it probably will not be the last. These people allowed me to get through the course objectives, which many of you know it is difficult because of my love for tangicial speech, and provide historical relationships between osteopathy and PRI concepts. Jen – you have made my job  easier because of your hospitality and administrative mission to distribute and receive all pertinent articles and items that the Institute needs. I love teaching this course, but each course has its own  personality and the attendees from the Northeast part of the USA, and Israel, the students, the nurse with her CSCS, and the dentist who works with athletes, all now have one thing in common; respect for the temporal rotation and sphenoid greater wing height. Dr. Portnoy thank you for all your contributions and your participation. It helped so much!  Boston’s knowledge and application of PRI principles is growing because of the staff at Northeastern University and people like Donna Behr, and Sean Fitzgerald who had assisted and work so hard as PRCs to endorse this Institute!

Posted July 18, 2016 at 10:43AM
Categories: Courses

RJ, Hannah and I traveled this past week to a steamy New Orleans, LA for the NSCA National Convention Conference. The conference was filled with CPTs ,CSCSs and ATCs stopping by to learn more about the Institute and the different courses we have. Many were interested in our new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course as a large majority of them work with sport teams or do gym/group training. Next year we will be heading to Houston for the NATA National Convention and Las Vegas for the NSCA National Conference.

Posted July 12, 2016 at 11:59AM

Hannah and I travled to Baltimore last week for the 2016 NATA Convention. We were able to talk to over 500 ATCs! It's so exciting to see PRI grow so much in the last couple years. Many people came up to us and said they had heard about us from blogs, different confrences or videos. We look forward to continue to grow with ATCs!

Posted June 30, 2016 at 8:59AM

Recent course question: Is the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) ever fully integrated, or is it constant presence throughout our lives?

The ATNR typically is inhibited by the age of 3.5 years. However when a lack of alternating head, trunk and appendage movement occurs, because of visual, auditory or tactile sensory orientation that reinforces homo-lateral movement, the retention of this primitive reflex can have an impact on behavioral formation of the body on rotation indefinitely.

Some of the retained symptoms include postural imbalance when the head is turned, difficulty in cross pattern movement of the trunk where one arm needs to move toward the controlled leg, hand-eye coordination difficulty over focus attention of the visual system, visual perception difficulties, cognitive learning challenges, excessive wrist and ankle tone visually on the right side, and bilateral functional integration difficulties in general.

The ATNR, like other reflexes that are considered to be associated with vision can be triggered or stimulated reflexively to some degree anytime in life when bilateral or alternating function is challenged by over referencing homo-lateral anti gravitational or positional strategies.

Posted June 29, 2016 at 1:11PM

This is the first video of a series that Ron will be doing on questions that course attendees have asked during courses. Each course we have asked the faculty members to write down a question that was asked so that we can help you grow your knowledge with some topics that can be tough to grasp. Ron will be doing these videos and written responses weekly.

Posted June 21, 2016 at 3:49PM

Are you attending the 67th Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Baltimore, MD?

Be sure to stop by the PRI Booth in the expo hall  (booth #7116) to see Hannah and Matt. We will be giving away prizes along with a coupon card that can be used for 10% off of a primary course!

Posted June 21, 2016 at 11:43AM

Last weekend I was welcomed in to the Herbert L. Cushing Coliseum by Scott Unruh and Kathy Denning at the Athletic Training Lab. I enjoyed learning about the history and future of athletic education in at UNK as well as working with an enthusiastic group of learners engaged in the science of Pelvis Restoration.

We had an engaged discussion regarding pelvis inhibition as it relates to integration of lower extremities as it relates to a thoracic cage and discussed some key principles of speeding a pelvis treatment paradigm with the consistent use of PRI objective testing. It was my pleasure to meet Stuart Nichols, ATC, a long time friend of our science and helpful agent during the class--we all felt safer with our friendly bouncer on hand! Scott Woodward, PT, ATC and Julie Woodward, PT (day one favorite shirt) along with Jena Christo, PTA and 'young Michelle' Brabec, PTA were among the motivated learners first introduced to the science of PRI last weekend.

Thoughtful questions and spirited involvement was prominent throughout the course. Thank you 'experienced Michelle' Spicka, DPT for your contributions and clinically relevant information about the populations you see. Gail McCorkindale, PT, DPT, ATC and Aaron Wenburg DPT, SCS, CSCS were front row clinicians who brought their A-game to the Pelvis Restoration plate this weekend. Great appreciation for Michael Short, DPT from Ortho Advantage in Dayton, OH for making the trek to Nebraska after learning about PRI in search of treatment techniques on the mystical intertron! Great to meet you and enjoyed your sense of humor throughout the course. Christopher Steege, PT was a champion of attention to detail of each quadrant of facilitation and a fine trivia aficionado in addition! Jed Mazion, SPT, CSCS and Rob Lynde, DPT provided important feedback with integrated thought and kept the speaker on his toes!

Thank you "lights out Wendy" Rickard, DPT for your help and again Scott "inverse truth" Unruh and Kathy Denning for being such gracious hosts! Pelvis Restoration at UNK with this crew was a blast--hope to see each of you down the line!

Quick shout out to the Holiday Inn on 2nd Avenue--fastest indoor waterslide I've been down!

We had 42 attendees at Pelvis Restoration this past weekend in Redmond/Bellevue WA (just outside of Seattle.)  16 of the course attendees were new to PRI!  Not only did the course participants gain understanding of frontal plane of the pelvis for stance and swing phase of gait, the ability to utilize PRI tests to assist with which quadrant needed inhibition to assist with facilitation of the frontal was emphasized.  Lots of “light bulb moments” and further enhancement of PRI was capitalized.  This group was awesome.  Lots of great questions and comments from some intellectual clinicians.  Much thanks to Carl from Pro Sports Club for hosting us this past weekend and also to my lab assistants Minh Nguyen - OTD, OTR/L, PRC and Cathy deSmet, PT, PRC.

Posted May 19, 2016 at 3:44PM
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