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Blog Posts in 2009

Recently Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC taught at our one day clinical course in Crookston, Minnesota.  Karen filled us in on how the course went:

“I had a great time up in Crookston, MN!  The group was really excited and asked great questions!

  • First, we reviewed the mechanics of footwear and how correct placement of scaphoid pads can help move a patient out of a Left AIC pattern.  There was a problem with understanding the need to support the right arch and yet allow the right great toe to contact the ground to assist with weight shift to the left.
  • Second, we hit the ZOA.  We went over what the ZOA is and how we functionally need to ensure the ZOA is supported in all three planes with each integrated exercise.
  • We reviewed and performed exercises to help understand where mistakes can easily be made.
  • We discussed clues to looking at hip lift scores and when a person really is a 3 or 4 by assessing true trunk abduction.  Just because a person can lift doesn’t mean they are a true 3 to 4.  I expect to see trunk abduction as a part of the movement.  I encouraged them to be picky when evaluating the test!
  • We also reviewed progressing with right vs. left lower trap exercises and to be careful with Right Superior T4 patients.”

Here is what an attendee had to say about it:

  • “This was an open conversation course!  This was extremely helpful to address individual questions.  The small group was conducive to understanding the deeper theories.”

If you would like to learn more about our one day clinical course opportunities, contact us!

Posted June 16, 2009 at 3:05PM
Categories: Courses

Can you achieve a Level 5 Functional Squat grade while also keeping your low traps engaged?  Learn more about this new activity in our Impingement and Instability course!  Our next course will be in August right here at PRI!  To register, click here!

Posted June 16, 2009 at 3:03PM
Categories: Techniques

The Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course in Woodbury, Minnesota, August 8-9 is full!

Posted June 11, 2009 at 3:08PM
Categories: Courses

Check out this video that Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC did for a TV show that he does weekly called “It Starts With the Heart”.  Mike’s fitness tip of the week was on increasing HG IR without ever stretching your shoulder!  To watch the video, click here!

Posted June 10, 2009 at 3:10PM
Categories: Videos

While traveling, we came across an article written in the Scientific American Mind.  The article is about the “hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner”.  The first half of the article is interesting but it’s the last section of the article on “Lopsided Love” that caught our attention!  To read the entire article click here!

Posted June 9, 2009 at 3:15PM
Categories: Articles

For those of you preparing for certification this year, we have added a few more suggested journal articles to the list on the application.  Over the last few months we have found interesting articles published in these journals:

  • Thorax – An International Journal of Respiratory Medicine
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cephalalgia – An International Journal of Headache
  • Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

If you are interested in certification, you can read more about it here!

Posted June 8, 2009 at 3:20PM
Categories: Articles

We are re-locating the October 3-4 Myokinematic Restoration course in Lincoln, Nebraska to Shakopee, Minnesota!  The course will not be offered in Lincoln this fall so if you were interested in taking this course in Nebraska there are still spaces available next weekend in Omaha.  If you are interested in the course in Shakopee, Minnesota you can register here!

Posted June 4, 2009 at 3:22PM
Categories: Courses

Correlation between signs of temporomandibular (TMD) and cervical spine (CSD) disorders in asthmatic children published in the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry is the latest article being added to the Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course reference list.  “Neck accessory respiratory muscles and mouth breathing suggest a direct relationship among asthma, Temporomandibular (TMD) and Cervical Spine (CSD) Disorders.”  This article even sites the article written by Ron Hruska, Influences of Dysfunctional Respiratory Mechanics on Orofacial Pain.  To read the abstract or to purchase this article click here!

Posted June 2, 2009 at 3:24PM
Categories: Articles

Although we are a little behind the times, PRI can now be found on Skype™!  We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with other PRC therapists live!  This technology will give us the capability to consult, while actually seeing the patient and therapist!  If you are already connected to this network, you know how great it is…but for those of you who are not, check it out!

Posted May 28, 2009 at 2:30PM
Categories: Website

Read all about Mara Brandsoy, OTR/L, PRC this month!  Mara was the first occupational therapist to becomecertified in PRI!  To read her entire interview, click here!

Posted May 22, 2009 at 2:32PM
Categories: Clinicians
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