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Blog Posts in 2009

We have added another Myokinematic Restoration course to our 2009 schedule!  Columbus, Georgia will be the place to be on September 26-27!  To register, click here!

Posted July 9, 2009 at 4:30PM
Categories: Courses

The course in Duluth, Minnesota on August 1-2 has been rescheduled for October 24-25!  To register, click here!

Posted July 9, 2009 at 4:28PM
Categories: Courses

Virginia Beach, Virginia will be the location for Postural Respiration on August 29-30th!  August will be here before you know it so REGISTER soon!

Posted July 8, 2009 at 4:33PM
Categories: Courses

We received a great question the other day regarding the “Right BC PRI Treatment Guidelines” found in the Postural Respiration manual!

“I have question concerning page 63 of the postural respiration manual. Written on the third row down is the term…All tests are - and sufficent right scapular-thoracic function and position exists.  What is meant by this phrase and how do I know when the patient has obtained this”?

The tests we are referring to are left horizontal abduction, left cervical axial rotation, left humeral glenoid flexion, right and left apical expansion, and right HG IR.  If these tests are all negative and the patient has the ability to reach forward in supine, with arms extended, without losing position of the thorax (all previous tests would indicate that) then I would recommend standing right low trap and right tricep PRI activity.  Standing places gravitational forces on the scapula and if good anti-gravitational support is offered by the right serratus anterior, middle and lower trapezius and atmospheric pressure then upright re-training and correct neuro-motor timing of upper extremity flexion should be able to occur without losing thoracic flexion.  If it cannot then right low trap and right tricep co-activation using PRI non-manual techniques should take place in any of the previous non-standing or non-upright positions.

We have also added this criteria on page 63 of the course manual.  To get a replacement copy, click here!

Posted July 7, 2009 at 4:34PM
Categories: Courses

Check out our new Featured Interview!  This month we are getting to know Oliver Hall, PT, PRC!  Oliver owns his own practice, Inspire Physical Therapy, located in Essex, Vermont.  To read all about Oliver, click here!

Posted July 1, 2009 at 4:37PM

Take a look at the most recent picture we have taken of a classic Right TMCC pattern!  Do you see what we see?

  • Fullness and bulging of the right lateral face (zygoma region) secondary to increase of frontozygomatic angle.
  • Right temporal indentation compared to the left (right temporal internal rotation, left temporal external rotation)
  • Forward, opened, wider, larger right orbit
  • More visible left flared ear
  • Larger and more opened right nostril (especially seen with right torsion)
  • Increased distance between side of face and lateral ocular angle on the right side
  • Elevated right eyebrow

If you are interested to learn more about this, register for a Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course here!

Posted June 29, 2009 at 2:48PM
Categories: Science

We have set the date for the Interdisciplinary Integration course in 2010!  The course will be held Wednesday, April 14 - Saturday, April 17!  All four days will be full of new and exciting information related to feet, dentistry, vision and our new topic….REST!  The entire 4th day will be covering rest and sleep integration as it relates to PRI!  Plan ahead for this course…you don’t want to miss it!  You can register for all four days or each individual day by clicking here!

Posted June 24, 2009 at 2:54PM
Categories: Courses

We recently received this question:
Why are so many of the PRI exercises isometric, rather than using the more typical type of PT exercise that uses movement against resistance?

Here is our response:
PRI non-manual techniques are organized by muscle, position and suggested sequence of progressive application.  Therefore, each technique precedes a technique that requires increased neuromotor integration, increased inhibitory activity from compensatory patterned muscle, and an increase in multilevel tri-planar positional organization.  In order to carry this type of function out, the patient needs to “find” and “feel” isometrically a specific muscle in a specific position to learn a behavioral pattern or strategy with this isolated muscle engaging into an integrated “family” of muscle, without dropping off because of position or sequence of movement events.  Many of the more integrated techniques do incorporate “movement against resistance” while the early techniques in each position on initiation, are isolated to inhibit undesirable compensatory activity and identified by the patient for later integration neuromuscular non-compensatory function.  Without awareness of this identified and isometric trained muscle, higher levels of neuromotor demands could reduce the needed concomitant activity of this muscle. 

Posted June 23, 2009 at 2:56PM
Categories: Techniques

If you have always wanted to explore Syracuse, New is your chance!  Ron Hruska will be in Syracuse on July 25-26 teaching Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration.  Make a vacation out of it by attending a course while also enjoying the City of Syracuse!  This will be your last opportunity to take the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course this summer because it’s FULL in August.  This may also be one of the last opportunities for you to take this course before certification in December!  If you register by June 24th...we will waive the late registration fee!  To register, click here!

Posted June 19, 2009 at 2:59PM
Categories: Courses

Protonics Neuromuscular Systems are now available for direct purchase by physical therapy clinics for use within their clinic as part of their in-clinic treatment programs.  In addition, since the Systems are now owned by the clinic, the clinic can, if they so desire, send the Systems home with their patients as part of a home-use program.  To read more about this, click here!

Posted June 18, 2009 at 3:01PM
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