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Blog Posts in 2008

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

You can never have too much of a good thing, here is another technique for Left AF IR! This activity was developed after working with a patient who had difficulty achieving Left AF IR while in a standing position. This is a great integrated abdominal technique to instruct patients on who have a difficult time “turning their left hamstring on”. The technique also promotes Left AF IR with Right Glute Max activation while attempting to maintain complete dominance over the torso. For the complete handout, please click here!

Posted June 25, 2008 at 5:36PM
Categories: Techniques

Yes, we do realize that the PRI Course Reference list can create some anxiety when trying to decide which book is best. So, we’ve decided to narrow it down for you. Here are our Top 5 (or 6) books for Myokinematic Restoration™, Postural Respiration™and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration™. These books will provide you the best reference for each course whether you have attended previously or are contemplating registration. To read the Top 5 Book List, click here!

Posted June 23, 2008 at 5:41PM
Categories: Articles

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD has welcomed Sanford Physical Therapy Services to their family.  Their specialty…Postural Restoration!  Formerly known as Physical Therapy Solutions, Sanford physical therapy has embraced Joan Hanson and Jill Honermann’s expertise on the PRI approach.  Traditional physical therapy services will be offered but their main focus will be postural restoration.  To read more about the collaboration of Sanford Health and Physical Therapy Solutions please click here...and here!

Posted June 20, 2008 at 10:25AM
Categories: Clinicians

Last week, the staff of The Hruska Clinic and Dr. Michael Hoefs joined together to discuss treatment of TMD. Although PRI is an effective treatment to TMD, there are occasions when a referral to a dentist is appropriate and necessary, as outlined in Advanced Integration and Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration . During an initial evaluation, Dr. Hoefs uses several objective measurements to properly assess his patients. Range of motion (ROM) is the first objective test used to guide him in his plan of care; based on the following:

  1. Full ROM (>48 mm) with a noticeable click – Easiest to diagnose and treat.
  2. 42 – 46 mm ROM with >12 mm of lateral opening – Probably a muscular restriction with a reducing disc. Patient will need supportive therapy.
  3. 35 – 42 mm ROM with <10 mm of lateral opening – These symptoms would reflect a chronic closed lock position with most ligaments being stretched out.
  4. < 35 mm ROM – Patient is more than likely in an acute closed locked, but not always. Can be myospasms!

To learn more about Dr. Michael Hoefs please visit Lincoln TMJ Therapy. If you’d like more information on PRI and TMD integration with dentists and orthodontists like Dr. Hoefs who respect the need for proper mandibular condyle and temporal fossa position, please contact us!

Posted June 19, 2008 at 5:49PM
Categories: Clinicians
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