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Blog Posts in 2014

For those in Colorado interested in discussing PRI, the Colorado PRC therapists Lisa Kelly, Scott Kosola, and Craig Depperschmidt are planning a quarterly informal meeting to talk PRI. Our first one will be Saturday, May 31st 2p.m. at The Point Sports Medicine and Rehab. Address is 6801 W. 20th St., Suite 203 Greeley, CO. Lisa, Scott, and Craig will be leading topic discussion but the meeting will be informal and open to the needs and interests of the group. Email Craig at craig.depperschmidt@reboundsportspt.com with any questions! 

Posted May 8, 2014 at 4:51PM
Categories: Clinicians

Salem, OR (Postural Respiration) - "I enjoyed reconnecting with all my old friends in and around Salem, Oregon during this past weekend’s course. Thank you Jacob Mullin for hosting another fantastic course and for building such a fantastic group of people around you who are such a joy to work with. We had a large class of attendees, but it still seemed very comfortable and well supported, in large part to my great lab assistants, Emily Soiney, PRC and Zach Hawthorne, PRC. Thanks guys for helping to provide such a good experience for all the Salem course attendees. I thought it went great! Loved all the good discussion about the respiratory diaphragm and the importance of rib movement for ideal human movement and performance. “Ribs that move the way they should for proper respiration will be ribs that support proper movement patterns beyond respiration”. Emily, tweet that for me! #ribsthatmove #gratefulforPRI" - James Anderson 

I also had the chance to eat some ribs with another rib loving PRC, Minh Nguyen!

Chapel Hill, NC (Impingement & Instability) - "Chapel Hill, North Carolina has a magical place called Advance Physical Therapy.  I got to visit with a group of superstars there as I spoke about Impingement and Instability.  We pulled together multiple kinetic chains in an integrative way so that we all came to the understanding that humans "LOVE" to impinge and as a team of experts we can destabilize to re-stabilize and relieve that painful "love"!   New stability with awareness of NEW Reference Centers won the day. " I learned more than they did" says this humble speaker." - Mike Cantrell

Posted May 8, 2014 at 10:21AM
Categories: Courses

Hey everyone, thought I’d drop in a brief example of how a PRI paradigm helps me in clinic.

In my practice, I treat about 25% postoperative patients.  Yesterday, I began a session with a patient who is seven weeks status post right ACLR who I had been predominantly treating "per protocol guidelines" with the patient improving functionally using that approach.  However, yesterday the patient presented subjective symptoms similar to those of pes anserine bursitis in the affected knee--she could not straighten her knee very well and noted end range pain, had difficulty with normal stride length on the right and could not stand on her affected right leg without severe pain in the anteromedial right knee.

Objective findings showed straight leg raise 65°on the right (60 left) adduction drop test positive bilaterally, Hruska adduction lift test 1/5 bilaterally and a 20° lack of end range knee extension on the right.  Patient had palpable tenderness over distal aspects of the semitendinosus and semimembranosus, noted comparable sign with resisted knee flexion. There was palpable tenderness over pes anserine bursa of the proximal tibia and noted swelling in the same area.

After repositioning the patient, she had 5° lack of extension, or 15° improvement, 85 degrees of SLR, the ability to stand and walk on the right knee without pain and significantly increased step and stride length functionally.  Patient was then able to perform functional closed-chain strengthening activities without pain and will now be progressed through a PEC algorithm of treatment integrated with her postoperative protocol. 

Though I begin implementing PRI concepts of respecting position, triplanar functional control and utilizing polyarticular muscle chains that affect postoperative care at different times dependent upon the patient, the apt time presented itself to me with this patient at the start of this session. 

Attaining neutral position of a pelvis gave functionally “longer” hamstring musculature, taking the strain off of the distal attachment sites of the medial hamstrings, thus decreasing pain, increasing functional end-range extension ROM and immediately allowing me to progress with rehabilitation of her right knee s/p ACLR.  In this case, PRI principles and techniques allowed me to progress a patient s/p ACLR more quickly than with traditional orthopedic rehab methods alone and will improve not only the patient’s recovery from surgery, but her quality of movement and function during and after recovery.  A fun session for both therapist and patient!
 

Posted May 1, 2014 at 11:55PM
Categories: Clinicians

PRI is teaming up with Southern California University of Health Sciences to host Myokinematic Restoration on May 31-Jun 1st in Whittier, CA! Don't miss the opportunity to take this course taught by Ron Hruska later this month. In addition to CE approval for PT's, ATC's, and strength coaches (through the NSCA), this course has also been approved through the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners!

The early registration deadline is TOMORROW, so don't miss this opportunity. Register today online or by calling 888-691-4583!

Posted May 1, 2014 at 9:03AM
Categories: Courses

Myokinematic Restoration (Boston, MA) - "What a great weekend in Boston with my dear PRI friends Donna Behr and Mike Mullin!  We had a large group of new therapists and strength and conditioning specialists to the science of PRI.  My husband Chris and I flew up to Boston early to catch a few baseball games and relax before the course. I even had the opportunity to spend a few hours at the Body Worlds Exhibit!  It was a great primer before teaching myokin! I left with a new love of Boston!  The clinicians left the Myokinematic Restoration course anxious to learn more about the Power of PRI and Position! Go Soxs!" - Jen Poulin

Dr. Heidi Wise and Ron Hruska were also in Grayslake, IL teaching Postural-Visual Integration this past weekend. To read about their weekend of fun, click here and select the Blog tab!

Posted April 30, 2014 at 3:05PM
Categories: Courses

If you are interested in one of the Myokinematic Restoration courses listed below, be sure to register soon, to ensure that we don't have to cancel these courses. The early registration deadline is THIS FRIDAY, and if we have not reached the minimum attendance of 15, we may unfortunately have to cancel. CLICK HERE to register today!

Myokinematic Restoration - Pittsburgh, PA    May 31-June 1st

Myokinematic Restoration - Whittier, CA       May 31-June 1st    
*This course is approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well!

Myokinematic Restoration - Spokane, WA     May 31-June 1st

Posted April 29, 2014 at 12:27PM
Categories: Courses

Check on the new recent email that has been posted, where James Anderson answers a course attendees questions on the FA Range of Motion charts in the Myokinematic Restoration course manual.

CLICK HERE to read Jame's response, and to check out all the recent email questions in the archives!

Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:51AM
Categories: Clinicians Courses

Check out this newly released article by Emily Soiney, titled "Taking Yoga to the Next Level-Postural Restoration-Inspired Yoga for the Athlete: The Frontal Plane". Emily is also busy preparing for the first PRI Integration for Yoga affiliate course which will be held in Portland, OR on September 13-14th! Additional seats have just been opened for this course, so if you are interested in attending be sure to reserve your seat today. CLICK HERE to register!

Jen Poulin will be traveling with her husband, Chris to the UK this summer to share PRI overseas! Pro Sport Physiotherapy in York, England will be hosting Myokinematic Restoration on July 26-27, 2014. Physiotherapist Martin Higgins, along with fitness professional Kevin Duffy will be hosting the course, and space is limited! If you are interested in attending, be sure to sign up soon!

CLICK HERE to register for the course!

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:42PM
Categories: Courses

Don't miss the opportunity to take the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course taught by Ron Hruska in Richmond, VA on May 17-18th! The early registration deadline is this Friday, and we are still a few registrations short of confirming this course. If you are currently signed up, and want to help make sure this course doesn't get cancelled, phone a friend and invite them to attend the course with you.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the course!

Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:20PM
Categories: Courses
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