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Blog Posts in 2015

Are you attending the 66th Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in St. Louis next week? If so there are two PRCs presenting at the convention, Dan Houglum will be presenting on Wednesday June 24 from 8:45am-9:45am on “Asymmetrical Posture and Common Related Pain Syndromes”. Jennifer Platt will be presenting at 10:45am-11:45am  on “The Influence of Pelvis Position on Hamstring Strain Injuries: to Stretch or to Strengthen?”

Also, be sure to stop by the PRI Booth in the expo hall  (booth #731). We will be giving away prizes along with a  coupon card that can be used for 10% off of a primary course!

Early summer in and around Missoula and the University of Montana maybe one of the prettiest places on earth. Having grown up in Montana, I always welcome the opportunity to come back to this refreshing place. The Postural Respiration course was competing with two beautiful sunshine days and in the end the attendees were glad they stayed inside. A big thanks to Kevin Vogelzang and the relationship he has been developing with the university athletic department to help get this course scheduled. 

We had a great weekend and I enjoyed the opportunity to team up with Skip George to teach this powerful introductory course. He presented most of the material on the second day and did so with confidence and flare. I'm proud of all the work he has put in during his mentoring process with Mike Cantrell and I to become both a capable and fun instructor for the Institute. Here are a are some thoughts from Skip on the weekend, “Students were engaged, curious and energetic with questions, quips and participation as James Anderson provided one of the best ever Postural Respiration courses!”

I'm excited for the future roles Skip will play in this institute and the things we will learn together. Great job Dr. George!

Posted June 12, 2015 at 8:34AM
Categories: Courses

Looking for a Full-Time Physical Therapist that can evaluate and treat orthopedic and neurologic impairments. Should have good postural and functional movement assessment skills and can apply manual, neuromuscular reeducation, and dynamic/function therapeutic exercises to meet each individual's needs/goals. Physical Therapist will work one on one with patients for 55 minutes with a flexible work schedule. 
Our mission is to provide members of our community with one-on-one care. We are dedicated to improving personal health and wellness by spending more time with our patients and empowering them through education. We listen carefully to our patients' individual needs and, as your primary physical healthcare providers, address them with the most current and effective treatment in a collaborative, authentic environment.
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Posted June 11, 2015 at 5:32PM

It was great to meet everybody once again in Boston this past weekend, where Jennifer Poulin delivered a powerful course. Observing future PRI practitioners in the USA and in Poland, I have come to the conclusion it is very difficult for all of us to switch to analyzing our clients from a MOTION perspective, instead of ACTION or FUNCTION. For example, when performing the Adduction Drop Test, most of us think about the best, purest FA extension followed by femoral adduction. We as clinicians should place much more emphasis on understanding what are we testing, and why this particular test is performed in certain position? Staying specific to the example above, we are assessing AIC, meaning neuro-muscular action of flexion, abduction and external rotation of lower extremity on a stabilized trunk. Through this movement, we are testing if AIC action can be alternate with reciprocal movement of extension followed by adduction of femur on the stabilized socket. We have to isolate the testing position the best way by using one's body and surface on which person is lying. Be aware of both the client and your own position in space. This will allow you to obtain the best proprioceptive feedback without using excessive physical force and undesirable increase in client's neuro-muscular tone. If applied correctly, your testing will become true and repeatable!

Posted June 11, 2015 at 2:22PM
Categories: Clinicians Courses

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching Pelvis Restoration to a large diverse group of clinicians at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.  I had two great lab assistants Donna Behr and Michal Niedzielski.  The staff of Northeastern did a great job hosting this large group of clinicians.  51 in total!  18 of those were taking their first PRI class and I applaud all of the attendees as the Pelvis course is a highly integrated Intro course.  We jumped down deep into "the rabbit hole" of Pelvis restoration and peered down a few others.  These clinicians really grasped the concepts of planar specificity of the Obturator Internus as it relates to the Pelvic Diaphram in the Frontal plane vs. the Sagittal and Transverse plane in Myokinematics.  I certainly enjoyed my time in Boston.  Donna personally took great care of me and we enjoyed a moment of Parasympathetics after Saturday to stop and smell the roses! 

I look forward to taking the summer off from teaching to enjoy my friends and family!  Until we meet again PRINation, remember to keep #lifeinbalance!

Posted June 8, 2015 at 11:59AM
Categories: Courses

Julie Blandin was recently interviewed for our Featured Interview section, and in this interview she talks about her career path and professional development and how she got involved in PRI. She also discusses a couple teasers for a new course that will be hosted for the fist time in 2015,  PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. Click  HERE to read the full interview.

Just returned from the UK teaching Postural Respiration to a group of excited Physiotherapists from all over the kingdom and the Netherlands and Switzerland.  This is an exciting time to be involved in such cutting-edge science.  Thanks to all my new friends in England and especially Martin and Helen Higgins!!!

Posted June 2, 2015 at 11:50AM
Categories: Courses

This was the second stop on my University tour of 2015.  Josh Ford, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the University of Guelph, made me feel very welcome!  Thankfully he kept a steady flow of that special Tim Horton coffee to keep me rolling out the Myokinematics  of the Hip and Pelvis course material  to a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians.  PT’s, CSCS, RMTs, DCs and a Posturalogist were all represented here in Canada this weekend!  We went deep into the rabbit hole of AF and FA mechanics and peeked down the holes of other PRI concepts to help these clinicians appreciate the lateralization of the asymmetrical human body as it relates to gait and respiration. Lots of learning accompanied with a lot of laughter made for an enjoyable weekend!  My Canadian friends list is now 20 stronger. 

Posted June 2, 2015 at 11:28AM
Categories: Courses

Once again I had pleasure traveling to sunny Poland in the first half of the May. Several hundred people were introduced to basic PRI concepts in Warszawa (Warsaw) and Poznań, as well as two courses were taught in Opole (Postural Respiration and Myokin Restoration). Food as usual was delicious and their infrastructure is continuously evolving. Traveling in southern Poland I have spotted these two bridges shown below. I think these bridges are the best representation of levator scapula action in physiological and compensatory state and its influence on cervical lordosis. Concomitant and reciprocal ideas between rehab medicine and engineering are getting stronger in Poland. ;)

Posted May 26, 2015 at 12:58PM
Categories: Courses

I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend of Pelvis Restoration with an inviting group in Seattle this weekend at Quality Care Physical Therapy!  Great discussions of knowing Pelvis Restoration special tests well so as to make the best decisions regarding how to help progress through pelvis algorithm fluidly, & fun with “Payne Train” and MJ during our learning. I enjoyed the whole weekend with my group in beautiful Bothell!  It is no wonder Seattle is the fastest growing metro area in the country!  Thank you to John, Tera, Anne, Carolyn, Anna--the excellent team at Quality Care--for their hospitality.  And thanks to Zach Hawthorne for being such a great representative of PRI for the greater Seattle area as well as a great hand during lab.  Thoroughly enjoyed the Pelvis Restoration experience with you all!

Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:09AM
Categories: Courses
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