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Blog Posts in 2011

Curricular Consideration

A big thanks to Jason Robey for sending me the email below. I can’t think of a better “curricular consideration” for attending our upcoming vision course!

On Saturday I went to the optometrist for my annual eye exam. Below is the conversation that the optometrist and I had while he did the exam:

Opt: What are you doing right?
Me: Exercises
Opt: But you always exercise right?
Me: Yea but these exercises are different

Opt: Well whatever you are doing has improved your astigmatism
Me: Breathing exercises
Opt: I have never seen anyone with an astigmatism as bad as yours get better. I was actually concerned you may have a disease that causes an astigmatism to rapidly get worse. Yours is getting better. I am going to back down the power. Whatever you are doing keep doing it. I am not sure how you are reshaping your own eye.

Then we talked about the website and he is going to look into the PRI Vision website

Jason H. Robey, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Director of Athletic Training Services Appalachian State University

Posted August 17, 2011 at 8:12AM
Categories: Clinicians

Last Friday I had a great experience.  I have a patient by the name of Dr. Matt Dixon.  Some PRC therapists know Dr. Dixon since the Interdisciplinary Integration course last April.  He is an optometrist and he and I went to hear Dr. Heidi Wise speak on visual integration.  Some might say I dragged him there!  It was there that he met several members of the PRI subculture.  Dr. Dixon also met Dr. Mike Hoefs who took a quick look at Matt for me and spoke of a need to modify his bite.

Well, I started getting interested and naturally I wanted to make the wheels turn faster.  To make a long story short I set it up for Dr. Hoefs to come on down to beautiful Warner Robins, GA and work with my orthodontist, Dr. Gary Pool, who is also a patient of mine and a PRI enthusiast.  We met on Friday August 12th and worked on Matt.  Imagine four clinicians: a dentist, an orthodontist, a physical therapist and an optometrist, all interested in interdisciplinary integration spending a Friday in an empty orthodontists’ office working together.  It was great! CLICK HERE to read more.

Posted August 16, 2011 at 8:16AM
Categories: Clinicians

We received some feedback from the first person that purchased a PRI Illustration:

“I just received the artwork today and it looks amazing!!! I really didn’t expect the print to have such great detail!  Thanks for the opportunity to post up some great PRI artwork! As you can see it looks great in my office and is a great conversation starter for Postural Restoration.” - Josh Owen LAT, ATC

To check out all our illustrations or to order, click here!

Posted August 12, 2011 at 9:30AM
Categories: Products

While working on the new Non-Manual Techniques CD-ROM we realized that we only have 5 activities that inhibit the anterior neck.  It is extremely difficult to shut off an anterior neck in an upright position, therefore, the only position you can place the patient in is supine.  Since you can’t expect your patient to live their life in supine, Visual Integration becomes necessary for individuals who are unable to inhibit their anterior neck during upright, dynamic activity.  This will be heavily discussed in the upcoming Postural-Visual Integration course!  To register for this course, CLICK HERE!

Posted August 8, 2011 at 8:25AM
Categories: Courses

Check out this video of Ron Hruska working with a 23 y/o female who is neutral, but still has low back pain secondary to the inability to find AF IR in stance with her abdominals engaged.  To learn PRI non-manual integration techniques, such as the one prescribed to this patient, join us at PRI for our annual 4-day Advanced Integration course!

Note: She will be performing the above technique on both sides for her home program.

Posted August 4, 2011 at 8:28AM

As promised, HERE is a sample critical research review for PRT applications. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Posted July 28, 2011 at 8:31AM

Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC recently went out and looked at the newest shoes on the market.  Using her PRI perspective, she put together a list of her top recommendations.  You can look at her list and watch a video about her selections HERE!

*Please note that this list is only a suggestion and may not be the case for everyone.  If you question a certain shoe, we suggest that you test your patient’s neutrality with and without the shoe on to make a proper assessment. 

Posted July 25, 2011 at 8:43AM
Categories: Products

Our PRT application deadline of October 15, 2011 will be here before we know it. In an effort to address the most common questions I’ve been receiving, the application has been revised. The revisions appear in the first three pages of the application which state the requirements and details of the process itself. The application questions remain unchanged, so if you have already begun working on the previous application there is no need to begin again. Simply print the first three pages of the PRT application for your information. We are currently working to provide applicants an example research review. We hope to have this available within the next week. Thanks for your questions and keep them coming!

Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:46AM

PRI illustrations are now available in print.  Artist, Elizabeth Cunningham, has taken the science of PRI and turned it into a visual masterpiece.  Her dramatic illustration of asymmetrical patterns is one of a kind.  Choose from one of the following unique illustrations specifically drawn for the Institute to compliment your office or home.

If you are interested in ordering one of the following illustrations, CLICK HERE!

Posted July 5, 2011 at 8:51AM
Categories: Products

Jennifer Poulin, PT, PRC sent us an article today that was published in the Lower Extremity Review magazine.

“There is a nice article on lower body mechanics of softball pitching.  I just read it and it is all about obtaining a neutral pelvis and powering the pitch with the glutes as well as the importance of lumbo-pelvic stability as a foundation of rehab and injury prevention in athletes.  Although the focus is on neutrality via the core not the hamstrings it does support a myokin model of securing the pelvis before the scapula can be in the proper position.”

You can read this article HERE!

Posted June 29, 2011 at 8:54AM
Categories: Articles
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