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Blog Posts in 2011

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Posted April 20, 2011 at 2:31PM

Following the three day Interdisciplinary Integration course, Ron Hruska received this email from a patient he and Dr. Heidi Wise have been working with using PRI Vision:

“After you looked at our daughter and decided she would benefit from the prescription lenses and after following up with Heidi and you in your office, we want you both to know how well she is getting along. She has had 3 track meets with her glasses and guess what?? No backaches like she was having before. The 1st meet with the glasses she won both the mile and the 2 mile. I asked her how her back felt and she said a slight ache on the right side (which if you remember it was always all across her back). But she said it was very slight. The next meet the coach wanted to try her in the 800 and she got 3rd but her races are the longer distance. She won the mile that day also. Now I have to mention no record times, but winning. Tuesday she ran the 2 mile which she got 2nd in but took 34 seconds off her fastest time this year (and competing against class B, C, and D schools). The mile she also got 2nd to the same girl but took 12 seconds off her fastest time. She was getting frustrated as she wasn’t improving her times any until the last meet. The coaches, herself and we are very excited for the rest of the season and very happy with the way she is competing. Her form is looking so good and not to have the pain after the race or have to drop out is so wonderful to us all. We wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for Heidi and you. I cannot express enough how grateful we are to you two.”

Posted April 19, 2011 at 2:33PM

James Anderson was recently featured in the local newspaper in Burley, Idaho.  After working with Jason Day, a professional golfer, the press decided to do a story on James and his “unique approach to therapy (PRI)”:

“I’m very interested in the athlete’s ability to breathe in a balanced way, with their rib cage held down on both sides to support their core,” Anderson said. “I’m looking at the ability of their thorax to expand and rotate both ways symmetrically, so that they don’t have to cheat with their back or neck to breathe or coordinate movement. I’m always analyzing which muscles are on that I need to turn off so the athlete can swing a golf club or run faster.”

To read the entire article, click HERE!

Posted April 18, 2011 at 2:49PM

Lisa Bartels, DPT, PRC has finished her eight part series on “The New Off-Season - Balanced Regeneration”.  Her seventh installment discussed weekly programs and the eighth and final installment featured an overview of the entire program.  You can click on the last two articles below:

Series # 7 - Weekly Programs
Series #8 - A Final Synopsis

Posted April 11, 2011 at 2:41PM

We are thrilled to be teaming up for the first time with Athletes’ Performance! Jen Poulin is scheduled to present Myokinematic Restoration on July 16-17 at the facility in Phoenix.

Athletes’ Performance is known as the preferred and premiere place for elite athletes to train, as well as a leader in applied research and innovation to advance human performance. Athletes’ Performance offers programs and services for professional, amateur, tactical, collegiate, high school and youth athletes, business executives, and industry professionals. Founded in 1999 by Mark Verstegen as a refuge for professional and elite athletes, Athletes’ Performance provides training, nutrition, and physical therapy programs seamlessly integrated under one roof by teams of specialists. From the first facility built in Tempe, Arizona, Athletes’ Performance has grown to operate out of four world-class facilities in Phoenix, Arizona; Carson, California; Gulf Breeze, Florida; and Frisco, Texas; as well as supporting various professional teams domestically and internationally.

Click HERE to register for this course!

Convenient lodging accommodations are available through the Residence Inn - Marriott. Click HERE for rates and details.

Features include:
- Complimentary transportation to and from Athletes’ Performance facility
- Complimentary hot breakfast daily
- Every room is a full suite - including separate full-sized kitchen, dining, working and sleeping areas
- Complimentary wired/wireless highspeed internet connection throughout the hotel
- Nearby Spa & Golf discounts
- Complimentary shuttle service within a 2 mile radius to dining, shopping and entertainment

Posted April 5, 2011 at 3:12PM

Course requirements for Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) have recently been revised. The revision is due to addition of both Pelvic Floor Restoration and Impingement & Instability since the introduction of PRC in 2004. The analytical and clinical examination for PRC remains unchanged.

Required Courses: (Information from the following courses will be tested during the analytical and clinical examination.)
Myokinematic Restoration
Postural Respiration
Advanced Integration

In addition, choose one of the following courses: (Information from the following courses will not be tested, however, you must attend at least one of the course below to be eligible to apply.)
Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration
Pelvis Restoration
Impingement & Instability

Applications are due September 15, 2011. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:12PM

A reminder to those attending our upcoming Interdisciplinary Integration course - please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The hotel blocks set aside for course attendees will soon be released.

Comfort Suites by Choice Hotels
331 N Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone 402-325-8800
http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-lincoln-nebraska-NE118
Special rate of $69 per night is available to our course attendees.
To reserve a room please request the group block under “Postural Restoration Institute”. Features include: brand new hotel just 3 blocks from course, shuttle transportation (please call Emily Gifford to make arrangements at least 1 week in advance), continental breakfast, indoor heated pool and fitness center, and business center.

Chase Suite Hotel by Woodfin
200 South 68th Place, Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone (402) 483-4900 or toll free (888) 433-6183
http://www.woodfinsuitehotels.com/lincoln/
Special rate of $79 per night is available to course attendees.
To reserve a room in our block, please ask for Roxanne in the Sales Department. Features include: complimentary city wide van transportation (including transportation to and from course and airport – upon request) and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

New Victorian Inn & Suites
50th & O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone (402) 464-4400
http://www.newvictorianinn.com
Special rate of $59.99 per night is available to course attendees.
To reserve a room in our block, please mention the Postural Restoration Institute. Features include: shuttle transportation, pool/hot tub/exercise room, business center, free deluxe breakfast.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:02PM
Categories: Courses

Ron Hruska has limited his teaching schedule over the past couple of years but remains the only instructor for Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration. His passion for cranio-mandibular dynamics and dysfunctional management date back to his first years of practice as a physical therapist and even his initial and temporary decision to enter dental school. Attending this course offers an opportunity to learn from Ron, the founder of PRI, on a personal level and interact within a small group atmosphere. Because this course requires prior attendance of Postural Respiration and is attended by those with advanced knowledge of Postural Restoration principles, the setting is generally an intimate atmosphere and a great deal of time is spent addressing the specific questions or concerns of the group. This past weekend was a prime example of such a course. With 15 attendees in the northern suburb of Chicago, Ron felt that each attendee advanced their skills tremendously and gained answers to general PRI related questions of a personal agenda.

Comments from course evaluations:
Lots of time for Ron to help each participant. Awesome course as always!!
Speaker was very thoughtful with the audience. Great course. Amazing! Thank you!
This course was the best with lab considerations of any course I’ve taken. Excellent course.

Remaining 2011 Cervical courses:
May 21-22 Chevy Chase, MD
June 11-12 Bismarck, ND
October 1-2 Loveland, CO
November 12-13 Lincoln, NE

Posted March 29, 2011 at 4:16PM
Categories: Courses

Over the last year, we have been working hard on the PRI Library.  We are happy to say that we are getting closer to completing this project!  The books have all been categorized and we are now working on articles.  Once we have completed this project, the PRI Library will be available for any clinician wishing to do research on PRI or anyone wanting to prepare for Postural Restoration Certification

If you know of an article or a book that you feel belongs in the PRI library, please email us!

Posted March 28, 2011 at 4:33PM
Categories: Articles

If you have a chance, check out this article, “Individuals with low back pain breathe differently than healthy individuals during a lifting task” published in JOSPT this month.  This article found that individuals with low back pain inspire more lung volume than individuals without low back pain during a lifting task.  These finding indicate that breath control may be a relevant area of focus in the management of low back pain. 

Posted March 28, 2011 at 4:25PM
Categories: Articles
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