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Blog Posts in 2013

Are you interested in what Ron Hruska has been reading in the past couple months? Well, here is the extensive reading list. As you can see it is a very interdisciplinary collection of books, ranging from lumbopelvic pain to optometry integration to orofacial pain. If you are looking for some good reference material, check out the list below!

Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain: Integration of Research and Therapy (2nd Edition) by Andry Vleeming, Vert Mooney and Rob Stoeckart
Neuro-Visual Processing Rehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Approach by William V. Padula, Raquel Munitz, and W. Michael Magrun
Practical Applied Optometry by A.M. Skeffington
Introduction to Clinical Optometry by A.M. Skeffington
The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic by Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Mind and Muscle by Elizabeth Langford
Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management (5th Edition) by Reny de Leeuw and Gary Klasser
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins
Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance by Graham Erickson
Perception, Cognition, and Decision Training: The Quiet Eye in Action by Joan N. Vickers

And arriving just 5 minutes ago from UPS was the book, Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance by James Oschman. Thank you Janine for recommending this book to Ron at last week’s Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course!

What are you reading? If you have any recommended reading materials, please let us know in the comments section below!

Posted May 13, 2013 at 10:22AM
Categories: Books Clinicians

Ron recently read this excellent article in the spring 2013 issue of the International Journal of Orthodontics. This article has been added to the reference material for the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course, and Ron utilized it when discussing the importance of the tongue in this past weekend’s course in Cary, NC.

To give you some insight of this article, here is one of the (many) sentences that Ron highlighted when reading this article:
“Every dentist needs to know what has caused the malocclusion that he is going to treat. In other words, one has to know the muscles, structures, attachments, forces, balances, imbalances, resting and swallowing tongue positions.”

This article is an excellent read for anyone interested in Postural Restoration and integrating with dentists or orthodontists in their community. As Ron mentions in the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course, the tongue is the best orthotic we have. This article discusses in depth tongue resting position and tongue swallowing positions and how the tongue influences the development of malocclusions.

Loudon, ME. The origin and development of malocclusions. When, where and how dental malocclusions develop. Int. J. Orthodontics. 2013; 24(1):57-65.

CLICK HERE to receive information on receiving this article. 

Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:31AM
Categories: Articles Courses

Bemidji, MN (Postural Respiration) - “A great group of clinicians here in Northern Minnesota. One of our largest courses of the year with PTs, PTAs, OTs, an OT student, an RN, ATCs, a CSCS, a DC/ATC, a Neuro-Optometrist, and a Radiation Oncologist.  Grateful to have a physician attend a PRI course to appreciate how a ZOA and proper diaphragmatic breathing mechanics can be used to spare the heart from excessive radiation exposure during cancer treatments.  Thanks Kris and Megan for doing such a good job fostering the science of PRI in Bemidji!” - James Anderson

Cary, NC (Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration) - “The course this past weekend in North Carolina allowed me to reflect on how powerful the sphenoid is in “expanding” our worlds of respiration and cervical & cranial function. A big thank you to all the course attendees who allowed me to passionately demonstrate the power of a repositioning bone that controls our facial organization, vascular flow to our brain, thermal regulation of our body, our hormonal balance and our cervical orientation…...our sphenoid. Thanks Josh and Katie for hosting a great course!” - Ron Hruska

Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:39AM
Categories: Courses

In the Round Rock, TX area? The deadline for the Myokinematic Restoration course, taught by James Anderson June 8-9, 2013, is this Friday, May 10th. If you are interested in attending, register now!

Posted May 6, 2013 at 10:42AM
Categories: Courses

It’s ready!  The Pelvis Restoration Home Study course will be arriving to our office tomorrow.  You can register for the course now and we will get it shipped out the beginning of next week.  Register HERE or contact us!

Posted May 2, 2013 at 10:46AM
Categories: Courses Videos

Stillwater, MN (Myokinematic Restoration) - “I knew it was going to be a great course in Minnesota this weekend when I saw this vintage Yellow VW sitting in the parking lot on my way into The Courage Center. For those of you who haven’t taken a course from myself or Mike Cantrell, the Yellow VW represents the Left AIC pattern. If you are not looking for the pattern, you don’t see it. Likewise with Yellow VW’s. I now see them everywhere I go! They are everywhere. I was equally excited when Lindsay a “first timer” shared with me her Yellow VW sighting on Sunday afternoon!  The majority of clinicians that spent their weekend with me were mostly taking their first course. They hung in there with me and my lab assistant Sidney. Both Sidney and I enjoyed passing the PRI baton off to this great group of clinicians. The more I teach, the more impressed I am with new students filling our classes and being excited to learn more.” - Jen Poulin

Boston, MA (Postural Respiration) - “Boston was beautiful in the spring. The trees were blossoming and so was PRI. So many eager attendees were there and we had a great time! Is this going to be the new haven for PRI? Thanks Donna for helping bring PRI to Boston! - Mike Cantrell

Ann Arbor, MI (Postural Respiration) - “A beautiful weekend in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. Great mix of PT, PTA, ATC, OT, DC, CSCS, Athletic Performance Professionals, Music Instructors and Women’s Health Professionals. Lots of fun discussing how reciprocal thoracic function relates to each one of these disciplines and allows success with a wide variety of patient goals. Hail to the Victors!” - James Anderson

Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:57AM
Categories: Courses

I have received some emails and questions regarding the squat with correct respiratory mechanics. This is discussed and explained in the Pelvis Restoration course. I am excited that people have the desire to understand the integration between the respiratory and pelvic diaphragms. I hope the attached document, The Squat and Respiration will help clear up any confusion. If not, please let me know.

Posted April 29, 2013 at 11:03AM
Categories: Clinicians Courses

I wanted to update everyone with our quest in getting the Asics Foundations back and available for our patients. Back in November we asked our patients, PRC’s & PRT’s, and others who are familiar with Postural Restoration® to sign a petition to Asics or send a letter to them requesting that they don’t discontinue the Foundations.  (Thank you Dave Drummer for writing the letter).  In the letter we sent to Asics, we also included a video of what we look for in a good shoe and showing them the difference with a “bad” heel counter and how our patients cannot stay neutral in their pelvis with PRI tests being positive and then a “good” heel counter and how the PRI tests changed and were negative and our patient was neutral.  It worked!!!  They contacted me back in February and were working on bringing the Foundation back. I requested the Foundation 8, as it is the more superior shoe I have found for our patients with excellent heel stability (the newer Foundations were good, but not great). They were trying to find the mold for the Foundation 8 and if they couldn’t find it they were going to try to reproduce it and were going to come to Lincoln. Good news….they found the old Foundation 8 mold and they are coming back to production and will be available January 1st, 2014!!!!!  Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and sent letters. Our teamwork paid off!

Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:28AM
Categories: Clinicians

What a great weekend in Seattle! This class impressed me with their questions. My brain was tired Sunday night. They had more questions than any other class that I have taught, I truly felt they were trying to understand and integrate the material. I walked away from this class emphasizing the importance of integrating the pelvic and respiratory diaphragms correctly with PRI activity. It can be a powerful tool to assist our patient with reciprocal alternating function, but if done incorrectly can create pathology. Thanks for the hospitality Olympic Physical Therapy and I will see you again in June! - Lori Thomsen

Posted April 24, 2013 at 11:33AM
Categories: Courses

We compiled a video highlighting “PRI Integration of Power and Strengthening Concepts with Modern Day Equipment, Philosophies and Techniques” and are excited to share it with you.  These techniques are currently being carried out by Mike Arthur, Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Mike was one of our featured speakers at our annual Interdisciplinary Integration symposium. 

Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:34PM
Categories: Athletics Videos
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