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Blog Posts in 2008

In addition to the Hruska Adduction Lift Test and the Hruska Abduction Lift Test, we have created the Functional Squat Test. Similar to the tests mentioned previously, The Functional Squat test is graded by levels. Level 1 is the inability to perform the test and level 5 represents maximal performance. This test helps the clinician determine whether the patient demonstrateshyperactive hip flexors, back extensors, and femoral rotators. It also helps establish whether or not the patient has the ability to perform a posterior pelvic tilt and if they can achieve maximal AF IR. To view the complete Functional Squat Test, please click here!

Posted July 11, 2008 at 12:00PM
Categories: Techniques

Last week we brought you the shoe list provided by The Lincoln Running Company. This week we are providing you with the favorites chosen by Dr. Coffin and PRI! With so many choices in footwear it’s hard to decide which is best. The shoes listed are not only the most appropriate footwear biomechanically they are also the best suited to compliment PRI orthotics.

1. Asics Evolutin
2. Asics Foundation
3. Brooks Beast / Ariel
4. Brooks Addiction
5. New Balance 817
6. New Balance 859
7. Saucony Stabil 6

Posted July 10, 2008 at 12:02PM
Categories: Products

Retro Stairs has been a popular activity for the last decade of PRI. It is one of the first upright activities given to patients when teaching them how to achieve left AF IR. During the dawn of the squat program, taught in theImpingement and Instability course , we have found other great ways to utilize the stairs. Heel Stair Descents is a new activity designed to eccentrically lower your self down the stairs. This activity is an excellent way to activatethe quads, promote controlled hip extension and inhibit the gastrocs. To view the complete technique, click here!

Posted July 9, 2008 at 12:03PM
Categories: Techniques

The newest journal article being passed around PRI is “The contractile field – A new model of human movement – Part 3”. This article written by Phillip Beach and published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies discusses embryology and evolutionary biomechanics as they relate to ‘contractile fields’. “Tuning between muscles within a contractile field, and tuning between fields, shapes movement patterns”. To access the entire article please contact us!

Beach P. The contractile field – A new model of human movement – Part 3. J of Bodywork & Movement Ther. 2008; 12:158-165.

Posted July 8, 2008 at 12:05PM
Categories: Articles

If you have been to the Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course you are aware of the recommended activity for limited opening of the jaw, hypermobility of the jaw, andanterior disc displacement. Most recently, we have updated these guidelines and added a new section titled, “PRI Recommendations for a Right TMCC Pattern”. These recommendations will help guide clinicians on teaching patients about tongue positionwhile at rest to promote proper maxillary position. To learn more about the Right TMCC pattern please look at our Cervical Cranio Mandibular Restoration course (please note that in 2009 this course will be offered as an introductory course with no pre-requisite).

Posted July 7, 2008 at 12:06PM
Categories: Articles

The 59th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia was held June 18-20 in St. Louis, MO! University of Tennessee’s Assistant Baseball Trainer, Jeff Wood, presented “Exercise Programs to Protect Baseball Pitchers Arms from Overuse Injuries”. The majority of the content presented in this lecture was based onPRI principles. Jeff utilized his personal knowledge and experience with PRI as well as articles that have been written by PRI faculty and certified therapists to outline his presentation. To view the complete presentation, please click here!

Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:08PM
Categories: Courses

Last night was the annual gathering between The Hruska Clinic, Dr. Paul Coffin andThe Lincoln Running Company to discuss what’s new in shoes! The Lincoln Running Company is a local shoe store in Lincoln, Nebraska who works closely with the staff at The Hruska Clinic assisting patients in finding appropriate footwear that compliments PRI concepts and PRI orthotics. Dr. Paul Coffin is a podiatrist from Sioux City, Iowa, who evaluates patients of The Hruska Clinic twice a month and assesses their need for customized PRI orthotics. To see the new 2008 shoe grid, provided by the Lincoln Running Company, please click here!

Posted July 1, 2008 at 12:09PM
Categories: Products

Thinking about attending our upcoming Impingement and Instability course in Lincoln? Don’t wait - Register now! Due to our low number of current registrants this course may be cancelled, however, only a few more registrations are needed to avoid canceling. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from a small course size and advance your clinical skills in the treatment of hip impingement, patellar instability, calcaneal instability, shoulder impingement and many other diagnoses!

Registrations will be accepted until Monday, July 7th - at which time we’ll be making the big decision! Register now!

Posted June 30, 2008 at 5:20PM
Categories: Courses

If you live in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area or are planning a summer vacation there, let Core Balance Therapy Services take care of your Postural Restoration needs. Kyndall Boyle recently joined the staff at Core Balance and brought with her the PRI approach. She is the only therapist on staff practicing this “unique approach to rehabilitation.” To read more about Kyndy and Core Balance Physical Therapy, please click here!

Posted June 27, 2008 at 5:25PM
Categories: Articles

For those of you that frequently use the PRI Positioning Program, we have taken “new” pictures! The pictures will resemble the previous program but with a little extra pizzazz! Along with all the pictures reflecting correct Left AF IR positioning, we have also added pictures replicating incorrect positions. To view the complete positioning program, click here!

Posted June 26, 2008 at 5:33PM
Categories: Articles
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