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Blog Posts in 2013

James Anderson and Mike Cantrell were in town over the weekend to spend time with Ron gearing up for another year teaching the Postural Respiration course. Since this course is all about the ribcage and airflow, it was fun to end the evening on Friday night at Ribfest in Lincoln!

PRI at Ribfest

Posted August 12, 2013 at 3:47PM

PRC Therapist Emily Soiney contributed to my summer weekly reading series this week when she shared an article with me over the weekend! The Association Between Asymmetric Hip Mobility and Neck Pain in Young Adults was recently published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics by Lee et al. Unfortunately this article is not available free online, however you can purchase the text here!

The summarize, the objective of this cross-sectional observational study was to determine whether asymmetric hip mobility was associated with neck pain in young adults. They evaluated hip ROM using the Patrick’s FABERE test on 327 freshman university students (48 in the neck pain group). The results indicated that the frequency of asymmetric hip mobility (FABERE test results) among the students who reported chronic neck pain was significantly higher than that of those without neck pain. The concluded as a result of their study, that imbalanced mobility of the hip joints might be associated with an increased incidence of neck pain.

Needless to say, this article has been added to the PRI Resource Library! Thanks again Emily for sharing it with us!

Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:46AM

It’s so hard to believe that it is already August 1st! Where has the summer gone?

This comes as a reminder that applications for the PRI credentialing programs, Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) are quickly approaching! PRC applications are due on September 15th, and PRT applications are due on October 15th.

Are you nearing completion of your PRC or PRT application? If so, there are benefits to submitting your application early! Some benefits include:

  • Early submissions are given to the review committee immediately, and feedback is returned to the applicant within 6 weeks!
  • Stress-free life (from your application at least) for the remainder of the summer! 
  • After you hear from the review committee, you are able to begin planning your travel arrangements for the PRC or PRT testing process, and hopefully get some great travel deals!

A couple PT’s have already submitted their PRC application, and have received feedback from the review committee. I am sure they are relaxing by the pool now!

James Anderson was in town last week to work on preparations for the first PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician course. Here are a few photos to capture our two days together!

If you are interested in registering for the course in Salem next month please contact us soon as there is only one spot available! The second course will be taught in Minneapolis on October 19-20th. Please call us at 888-691-4583 to register!

Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:40AM
Categories: Courses

Are you interested in hosting a PRI course in 2014? I am still in the process of planning the 2014 course schedule, and there are several dates still available! If you are wanting to host, please contact me as soon as possible or fill out the Host A Course form online!

Posted July 22, 2013 at 10:56AM
Categories: Courses

This week I came across a good reference article on hamstring injuries, The Management of Hamstring Injury - Part 1: Issues in Diagnosis. The discussion on anatomy and biomechanics is well written, as is the section on body mechanics. Great to see some discussion on the influence of lumbar-pelvic mechanics! If you are interested in the etiology and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries, this article also has an extensive reference list!

In relation to this article, I have also attached another reference, Hamstring Injuries Require Triplanar Assessment co-authored by Ron Hruska for Biomechanics in 2003.

Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:05AM
Categories: Articles

Jason Masek, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PRC recently presented at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas. His presentation “Breathing’s Influence on Upper Quarter Dysfunction” is attached HERE!

I have also attached a video clip that Jason used in his power point presentation which demonstrates the effect that rib position and respiration have on shoulder function.

Posted July 15, 2013 at 11:18AM
Categories: Clinicians Athletics

Well, things have been busy with traveling to Las Vegas for the NATA convention and the 4th of July holiday last week, but I am back with more reading resources in the summer reading series! This week, I have chosen to highlight a book, “Nature Knows Best”. While I am sure those of you who have been around PRI for several years have already read this book a time (or two even), those who are newer to PRI may not have experienced this book. The PRI Resource Center has two copies of this book…..because that’s how good it is!

“Nature Knows Best” by Jonathoan Isbit is all about squatting, and I am not talking about what you see in a weight room, but the “natural squatting position” or as it is referred to in the Pelvis Restoration and Impingement & Instability courses, a “Functional Squat.” I first came across this book while I was still a student in PT school, and it was such a quick and refreshing read (took maybe an hour or two to read the entire book).

So, if you are interested in learning about the (many) benefits that squatting has on our health, I would order this book for a quick summer read!

Posted July 12, 2013 at 11:22AM

James Anderson, MPT, PRC has been busy putting together the first PRI Affiliate Course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician. This course will be held twice this fall at the following locations. To register, please call us at 888-691-4583. Registration is not currently available online, but will be soon!

August 25-26th, 2013
Salem, OR
First Call Home Health

October 19-20th, 2013
Woodbury, MN

“One of the differences that I’ve found in moving from outpatient to home health is that function is all that really matters.  Of course function matters in outpatient and may have been a part of our outpatient goals, but decreasing pain and restoring movement seemed to be at the top of our list.  If you decrease pain and restore movement in home health and do nothing else, its not going to get paid for.  You cannot just decrease pain if you don’t demonstrate objective progress in specific functional areas like gait, transfers, bed mobility and balance.  I know I learned that in school, but it was never really enforced for me in three previous outpatient settings until I made the move to home health.  And because home health therapists practice this way, the entire course is built around making functional progress in each of these 4 areas.” - James Anderson

Posted July 10, 2013 at 11:36AM
Categories: Courses

Josh Olinick, DPT, MS, PRC was first introduced to Postural Restoration® as a student at Elon University. He recently opened a private practice, STEPS For Recovery in Cary, NC, where Josh and his wife specialize in outpatient neuro physical therapy. To read more about Josh, CLICK HERE!

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