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Blog Posts in 2015

Yesterday, we finished up day 2 of the first PRI course, Myokinematic Restoration held in Japan! The course was was taught by Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi and Kentaro Ishii, and there was a lot of excitement in the room, and the attendees left eager to take future PRI courses! It was a large course with 50 attendees, including Certified Athletic Trainers, PT's, OT's, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Judo Therapists, Jasa AT's, and other healthcare and fitness professionals. The course awarded CEU's through the BOC for Certified Athletic Trainers, and through NSCA Japan for Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Certified Personal Trainers. Thank you to Sy and Kenny for all of their hard work, passion and pride for PRI over the past year with translation of the manual, and training to teach this course. And, a big thank you to Takuto Kondo and Takashi Onuki for lab asssiting. The dream on taking PRI to Japan is now reality, and we are looking forward to the upcoming course this weekend in Tokyo, and additional courses in the next year!

Posted July 20, 2015 at 10:30PM

James Anderson was recently featured on SportsRehabExpert.com James discusses FAQs about the courses and gives some more information about the new PRI Integration for Baseball course read about this course HERE and the corresponding Vision course HERE. How to treat rotational athletes to maintain reciprocal movement was also discussed. Click HERE to listen to the interview that will be free for a limited time.

Posted July 17, 2015 at 1:15PM
Categories: Interviews Courses

Hannah and I recently went to the 38th National NSCA Conference in Orlando, FL. Over 150 attendees stopped by our booth to gather more information about courses or the science behind the Institute. Many of the Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers had heard about us from blogs or social media and were interested in how they could incorporate PRI into the fitness setting. Many were also interested in the new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course. PRI Nation is growing!

Posted July 14, 2015 at 1:24PM

"Femoroacetabular impingement: Mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment options using Postural Restoration. Part 2" written by Jason Masek, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC has been published in SportEx. For more information or to purchase a copy of the article, please visit www.sportex.net. To receive 20% off your purchase of the article, you can use the coupon code: 20AUTHOR. Part 3 of this three part series will likely be published in October.

Posted July 14, 2015 at 9:18AM

Two weeks ago, we travelled to St. Louis, MO for the 66th Annual NATA Clinical Symposia & Expo. Matt and I had a great time meeting nearly 600 Athletic Trainers at our PRI booth. There is a lot of excitement for PRI in the Athletic Training field, especially having Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs for Myokinematic Restoration, and more courses to come!

I also had the opportunity to present at this conference for the first time. The topic of my presentation, "The Influence of Pelvis Position on Hamstring Injuries: To Stretch or To Strengthen" drew around 450 people into the room, with standing room only. For those who were unable to get into my presentation, they will have the opportunity to listen to it on the NATA Online CEU Center in the near future. I have also attached my presentation handouts HERE!

Dan Houglum, MSPT, ATC/L, PRC also presented at this year's conference. The title of Dan's presentation was "Asymmetrical Posture and Common Pain Related Syndromes". He also had a nearly full room, with Athletic Trainer's eager to learn more about PRI. Dan is also willing to share his presentation handouts, which I have attached HERE!

Posted July 9, 2015 at 2:59PM
Categories: Athletics Science

Had a great weekend at Stanford University with our host, Stephen DiLustro and two of his trusted colleagues on Stanford’s Athletic Training Staff, Marcella and Tomoo. The rest of this class was made up of a large cross section of fitness, movement, rehab, chiropractic, strength and conditioning and training professionals. I always love the interplay and learning that occurs when a large number of professionals are represented and have the opportunity to learn from each other.

Impingement and Instability has always been a great advanced course because neurological perception of body position is discussed in context with various patterns of human movement. The study of sensation and the human sense organs was a big part of our introductory discussion in this course. We also outlined 3 key restrictions or limitations to normal patterns of human movement that PRI evaluates very closely: 1) unexhaled air maintained in the thorax, 2) hypertonic polyarticular muscle chains and 3) poor neurological perception of our body’s position. If you can’t remove the unexhaled air, inhibit the overactive muscle chain and sense your body’s position in space then your movement patterns are likely to be compensatory.

Thank you Colle Hunt, DC for inviting me to spend part of your Saturday evening together with your wife and daughters. I enjoyed the food, but I more enjoyed the company. And congratulations to Stephen on the arrival of your new baby boy between the first and second day of the course. I’ve heard a lot of interesting reasons for people missing the second day of a course, but I have to admit my favorite is “my wife just had her baby this morning”. Congratulations and best wishes to your wife and your brand new baby boy!

Posted July 6, 2015 at 11:45AM
Categories: Courses

For those of you who haven't heard, PRI is expanding, and ground breaking for the new PRI Headquarters building took place today, with anticipated completion in early 2016! The building will be just across the parking lot from the current location. In addition to a larger office space, we will also be able to hold up to 120 people in our new, state of the art course space! Here are some ground breaking photos, along with the architectural drawing for the building design. I look forward to sharing more photos as progress continues!

Posted June 29, 2015 at 3:45PM

Read more on my latest blog http://www.privisioncenter.com/blog/ #movingbeyondsight

Posted June 22, 2015 at 6:22PM

PRI Integration for the Home (Seattle Wash). Thank you Betsy Baker-Bold, PT, PRC and Olympic Physical Therapy for hosting another great course in the Pacific Northwest. We had a great weekend outlining testing and treatments for the patient who doesn't get out to the gym, but who spends the majority of their time at home in their recliner. 

Physical therapists and occupational therapists alike who work with geriatrics and chronic pain patients in a wide variety of settings were in attendance. In fact, there were a number of clinicians present who don't do home health at all, but wanted to glean as many ideas as they could for patients who do not tolerate traditional PRI positions and activities. It was refreshing for them to be able to test for movement and gait sequence in real-life positions like a kitchen chair, and even a recliner. 

We concluded that the Supine Hooklying ZOA with Alternating Trunk Rotation exercise was a powerful integrated activity that has application in many other settings beyond just home health. The Supported Left Stance in Left AFIR from the Left AIC Pattern exercise was also identified as a tri-planer movement facilitator to enhance things like gait, balance, transfers and  even bed mobility. Had a great time with functional integration of the material and with identifying asymmetrical functional routines. Thanks everyone for your great ideas. 

Posted June 18, 2015 at 1:25PM
Categories: Courses

This past weekend, Professional hockey was formally introduced to PRI. Over the years, some ATC's, Strength Coaches, and PT's in hockey have found PRI and begun to successfully employ the techniques with their athletes. But, now at the behest of PHATS (Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society) and SPHEM (Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers), PRI was invited to their annual conference and I formally presented the entry level course, Myokinematic Restoration. The group consisted of 64 Athetlic Trainers and Strength coaches who learned about asymmetries, establishing neutrality, and trouble-shooting some difficult case studies. A big thank you to my two lab assistants, Kentaro Ishii and Kevin Neeld! By the end of the course, smiles and handshakes abounded and I was told to plan on returning next year to teach Postural Respiration. I was honored to work with such a fine group of professionals, and I won't soon forget my time in San Antonio, Texas!!!

Posted June 18, 2015 at 9:53AM
Categories: Athletics Courses
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