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Blog Posts in 2010

It is with much excitement that PRI announces a new speaker for 2011. Jen Poulin, PT, PRC joins our team of Faculty and will teach Myokinematic Restoration next year.  We recently interviewed Jen, you can read all about her HERE!

Posted May 6, 2010 at 1:13PM

For those of you that recently attended the Vision-Vestibular Integration course, you may find THIS ARTICLE interesting.  Lori Brinkman, ATC, CSCS, LPTA,  who attended the course, sent us this article discussing 3-D movies and vision.  It’s interesting to read the effects 3-D has on some individuals who try to view these movies:

“In 3-D movies, your eyes have to be working together as a team perfectly. You have to have equally clear images in both eyes.”

On the same subject, Liz Wheeler, DPT brought our attention to this story.

Posted May 4, 2010 at 1:17PM

Last week, Ron Hruska and Oliver Hall treated a patient using Skype.  Here is what Oliver had to say about it:

The consult was awesome. This is a girl that I have been looking at for a while, seeing what she can do in my confined clinical environment and trying to correct the imbalances that I saw and found. The way that Ron was able to look and think beyond the clinical environment, find out about 3 concussions and explain things to Jenn in such functional terms as “you need to feel like you are walking or riding up hill” – which ultimately lead to Jenn saying, “actually my horse is built downhill and I started riding her shortly before my hips started to hurt” was incredible to watch and listen to. All of the pieces were made to fit together. My wording of “you need to be able to flex more or turn on your abs more so that you can squat”, did not give her the same functional understanding of the problem so we never put the pieces together. Also the way that Ron narrowed things down: can she shift in stance, can she shift to the left with either eye closed, does she have frontal plane control, does she lose frontal plane control with her left SCM on, can she feel prisms shift her weight forward or back, how does her seated FA ER strength change between sitting normally versus sitting in a flexed position while trying to find her abs really added a whole new dimension and method of application to the basic PRI tests that I am so familiar with.

Posted May 3, 2010 at 1:25PM

Check out the second installment of Lori Thomsen’s three part series HERE!

Posted April 30, 2010 at 11:34AM

Please read THIS HANDOUT and this HANDOUT before viewing the video!

Cervical Axial Rotation Test from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted April 29, 2010 at 2:07PM

Joyce Wasserman recently returned from Christian Medical Center in Vellore where she has spent many hours teaching Postural Restoration. She concluded her trip by sharing her final thoughts and observations with us. Click here to read!

Posted April 29, 2010 at 11:39AM

PRI home study courses, Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration, were recently approved by the Board of Certification (BOC) for 15 CEUs.

Posted April 27, 2010 at 11:41AM

“I just wanted to send a thank you for the dedication and “vision” that your organization represents.  It is rare to encounter a group of therapists as knowledgeable and as dedicated as the PRI group is and every time I have attended a course I have left feeling “inadequate” which motivates me to become a better therapist… this is clearly a good thing, not a negative.
I also want to say that the last 40 minutes on the last day was the most engaging of all of the teaching and dialogue and it is his passion and perspective that pulls it all together. 
I didn’t have the chance to put this on the feedback form as I was ready to hit the road for the late drive home, but I hope in the future Ron will consider scheduling an hour each day of Interdisciplinary Integration for his perspective and “PRI considerations” to ‘bring it home’ as he did with the rest integration day.  Thanks again for vast time and effort that represents PRI.” - Matt Erb, PT

“To begin, thanks for hosting these amazing courses.  It really is truly inspiring to hear these speakers, and between you and me it is also very inspiring to hear Ron’s take on these subjects.  I have felt from my first week as a PT that our field was missing so many things when I saw a colleague having an older woman toe tap cones to “improve” balance (all she learned was how to tap a cone, not how to dynamically and functionally move through gravity).” - Josh Olinick, DPT

“I would highly recommend this course to all physical therapists (pediatric, neuro, orthopedic, chronic pain, sports and other relevant health practitioners) because gaining an appreciation for the value and the incredible need for podiatrists, neuro-optometrists, dentists, sleep specialists and physical therapists to work together will improve patient care and change practice paradigms.” - Kyndy Boyle, MSPT, OCS, PRC

Posted April 26, 2010 at 11:43AM

It’s here!  To print off the Shoe Recommendations, click HERE!  Please watch Lori Thomsen explain what PRI looks for in a good quality shoe!

Shoe Recommendations from Postural Restoration Institute on Vimeo.

Posted April 22, 2010 at 2:13PM

We just wrapped up a fantastic week here at PRI!  On behalf of myself, Janie, and Ron we would like to thank everyone involved in the Interdisciplinary Integration course.  The course turned out to be a huge success and was full of valuable, clinical information that I’m hopeful those in attendance can use in their own practice.  We are already discussing next year so stay tuned!

Posted April 19, 2010 at 11:44AM
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