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Blog Posts in 2009

New in 2010, we will be offering Home Study Courses for the Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration course.  This is an awesome opportunity to complete a 2-day course in the comfort of your own home!  Both courses are great for those of you who haven’t been to a PRI course before and for those that would like a “refresher”!  Check out an example of the course here!  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us!

Posted September 9, 2009 at 11:25AM
Categories: Videos

Each week we will introduce a technique found on one of our two educational CD’s.  We will unveil the reasoning, purpose, application, and progression of each technique to provide guidance in your PRI decision making!

Every non-manual technique you receive in PRI course material originated from a patient.  Each technique has a story, a purpose, and a reason for existence.  What works for some patients may not work for others and thus another activity is born.  Some ask, “how did the concept of PRI start”; through patient care, that’s how.  Over the past 27 years, the creation and evolution of PRI has taken place.  Each patient has taught a lesson, sent a message and left an imprint that encompasses what PRI is. 

PRI has been developing patient handouts used for education of both clinicians and patients for decades.  Although there are an abundance of activities, there is a reason for each and every one.  Please check back weekly to discover our featured Technique of the Week!

Posted September 8, 2009 at 1:27PM
Categories: Website

Have any of you ever noticed this wear pattern on the left shoe?  If you have, this is a good indicator of right adductor hyperactivity.  When the right adductor is overly hyperactive, the left heel will come out of the shoe when beginning to initiate the swing phase.  Another good indicator of right adductor hyperactivity will be no right arm swing.  These patients will need a right adductor magnus inhibition program along with verbal cues to maintain heel contact with gait!

Posted September 8, 2009 at 11:25AM
Categories: Techniques

Read all about Estelle LeClair, MSPT, PRC from Essex Junction, Vermont here!

Posted September 4, 2009 at 11:36AM
Categories: Clinicians

A lot of great therapists are out there doing great work and seeing impressive results. Thanks to Sangini for sharing this testimonial!

“Postural Restoration has been a Godsend. I used to run marathons and lift weights daily until I injured my back in Iraq, resulting in multiple herniated discs and constant severe muscle spasms in my entire back. For two years I could not move without literally gasping in pain. I tried drugs, chiropractic, acupuncture, steroid shots, and every other type of physical therapy there was. At best, these didn’t help; at worst, they increased the pain. I was on the verge of getting discharged from the military and had resigned myself to a life of pain and extremely limited mobility. Finally, I moved back to NC and my primary care doctor recommended me to Apex Physical Therapy.  Within THREE visits, I no longer needed to take my pain medication daily!  I am infinitely better now, and am even training to swim the Ironman this year with the NC National Guard team! I honestly love everything about Apex Physical Therapy. Sangini gives me exercises to do at home, and customizes them for me based on what I need, so that I can use them on the road with no equipment when I need to. I never thought I’d sound like such a commercial, but I enthusiastically recommend that every single person with pain comes in to experience the transformation from just enduring every minute, to actually looking forward to each day!”

Posted September 2, 2009 at 11:37AM
Categories: Clinicians

We recently came across an article in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine on breathing, that cited an article published by Ron Hruska.  This is a fantastic article on dysfunctional breathing that we highly recommend you read!

“Breathing affects motor control and postural stability and plays several roles in physiological and psychological regulation.  Breathing becomes dysfunctional when the person is unable to breathe efficiently or when breathing is inappropriate, unhelpful, or inefficient in responding to environmental conditions and the changing needs of the individual”. 

To view the abstract and purchase the article, click here!  To get a copy from PRI, contact us!

Posted August 31, 2009 at 10:16AM
Categories: Articles

A recent topic of discussion has centered around which shoes are best suited for PRI orthotics. These four top our list:

  • Saucony Guide
  • Asics Evolution
  • Brooks Infinity
  • Brooks Dyad
Posted August 22, 2009 at 10:04AM
Categories: Products

We are excited to announce that our Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration courses will be available for Home Study next year.  This means that you will be able to watch the course from the comfort of your home or office! You will no longer need to worry about travel expenses, time away from work or family.  It works like this:

  • You place your order for the course of your choice
  • We ship you a course manual and a set of DVD’s
  • You complete a post test following the DVD
  • We send you a prepaid envelope to ship the DVD’s back to PRI
  • You receive a Certificate of Completion

Between now and the end of the year, we will determine which states require pre-approval of Home Study courses for continuing education credit.  If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us so we can check into CE approval for your state!

Posted August 22, 2009 at 10:02AM
Categories: Courses

Ron Hruska, Jason Masek and Gregory Parfianowicz will be traveling to Warsaw this September to present at the 1st International Congress of Polish Rehabilitation. This presentation follows Michal Niedzielski and Gregory Parfianowicz successful instruction of our Myokinematic Restoration course last year. We are excited about the continued expansion of Postural Restoration in Poland and the opportunity to educate internationally!  

“The Congress will be held on September 10 – 13, 2009 at the University of Economics and Computer Science in Warsaw. The outstanding specialists in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, physicians dealing with these branches, researchers and students of rehabilitation and physiotherapy from academic centres worldwide will participate in the Congress. We expect around 1000 participants from Poland and other countries (it is worth mentioning that there are over 20,000 specialists in physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Poland). Apart from scientific sessions and the widely understood context of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, we are planning to organize Therapeutic Panel Meetings.” For more information, click here.

Posted August 19, 2009 at 9:58AM
Categories: Courses

We often find articles published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies to be of interest. Last month was no exception. Consider reading the following from the July 2009 issue.

An investigation into the regulation of intra-cranial pressure and its influence upon the surrounding cranial bones.

Breathing evaluation and retraining in manual therapy.

Treatment of Beraud’s Vertebro-pericardial Fascia.

Posted August 12, 2009 at 9:49AM
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