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Blog Posts in 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear two speakers at the Postural Respiration course being held January 22 & 23rd in Prescott Valley, Arizona! Ron Hruska will be joining instructor Mike Cantrell, for what may be the last time that Ron teaches the Postural Respiration course. Register HERE!

Posted December 16, 2010 at 4:06PM
Categories: Courses

Our 2011 course brochure is hot off the press! Click HERE to view an electronic copy or contact us with your address to be sure that one arrives in your mailbox.

Posted December 10, 2010 at 4:09PM
Categories: Courses

It is with much excitement that we announce our PRC Class of 2010! Congratulations to the following 14 therapists who recently completed our four-day Advanced Integration course followed by two-days of clinical and analytical examination. You all did an outstanding job!

Julie Blandin, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC
Physiotherapy Associates - Norfolk, VA

Steve Cuddy, MPT, PRC
STAR Physical Therapy - Austin, TX

Shelly DeRuiter, PT, PRC
Work Systems Rehab & Fitness - Pella, IA

Dennis Eickhoff, PT, PRC
Pro Rehab - Delano, MN

David Foo, PT, LAc, CSCS, PRC
Integrity Physical Therapy - Libertyville, IL

Jason Gauer, PT, PRC
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital - Aberdeen, SD

Ryan Hruska, DPT, PRC
Rejuvenation Center - Omaha, NE

Curt Johnson, PT, PRC
Impact Physical Medicine - St. Paul, MN

Elizabeth McCulley, PT, DPT, PRC
Altru Hospital - Grand Forks, ND

Kris Naig, DPT, PRC
Peak Performance - N. Country Health Services - Bemidji, MN

Veronica Paquette, PT, PRC
Essex Aquatic & Rehab Center - Essex Jct, VT

Jodi Reerink, PT, PRC
Rejuvenation Center - Omaha, NE

Onni Jonatan Syvanto, PT, PRC
Summit Orthopedics - Woodbury, MN

Elizabeth Wheeler, DPT, PRC
Launch Sport Performance - Bethesda, MD

Posted December 8, 2010 at 4:14PM

“Integrating AF IR and AF ER into Single Leg Dynamic Training” is the latest article written by Lisa Bartels, PT, PRC for the Performance Conditioning newsletter.  You can read it HERE!

Posted December 5, 2010 at 4:19PM
Categories: Athletics Articles

The 3rd Annual PRC Meeting is scheduled for Saturday February 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you are a PRC and planning on attending there are a block of rooms reserved at:

SLC Marriot University Park
Contact person is Scott Pirraglio at 801-581-1000

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Jen Poulin or James Anderson.

Posted December 1, 2010 at 4:21PM

Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:25PM
Categories: Videos

Looking forward to Advanced Integration.  We had so much fun last year…..learning, pizza study parties, and even a Nebraska football game party!

Happy turkey day to all!
Liz Wheeler

Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:23PM
Categories: Clinicians

Eric Pinkall, PT, PRC was among the speakers to present at the Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance - 2010 Symposium held on November 13th. Eric discussed “Evaluation of the Hip: A Postural Restoration Approach” and was kind enough to share a outline of his presentation with us. Click here to read more! Thank you Eric for your support of PRI through clinical education in our community!

Posted November 23, 2010 at 4:29PM
Categories: Clinicians

PRI Vision Question - What do you mean when you say “the patient needs more minus?”

PRI Vision Question- “Please discuss monovision and neutrality.”

PRI Vision Question - “Are there any self tests we can teach our patients to perform at home to determine neutrality?”

PRI Vision Question - “Are there any vision tools you would recommend we use to determine vision related issues?”

PRI Vision Question - Patient case study on history of cataracts and depth perception issues.

PRI Vision Question - Patient case study on treating astigmatism and convergence issues.

Posted November 22, 2010 at 4:51PM
Categories: PRI Vision

I have been working with this patient on a PRI plan of care to address left lower extremity radiculopathy following a back surgery.  We might refer to this as “failed back syndrome”.  She had plateaued in her program and was getting frustrated with her lack of progress.  She was wearing some good shoes consistently and I did not see major foot and ankle concerns initially.  This is a patient who is dedicated to her rehab plan of care so I knew compliance was not an issue.  We spoke at length about the benefits of a PRI orthotic and I finally convinced her to give them a try. 

She returned this week after wearing the orthotics for only two weeks and was thrilled with her immediate changes.  I asked her to put it in writing so we could share with others.  I know the orthotic is an investment for many, but the return on this investment is well worth it!

I especially thought Ron and Dr. Wise would be interested in her visual changes!

Jen


Hi Jennifer,

I want to thank you and the person you worked with on my new orthotics—they’re wonderful!  I started seeing changes immediately upon inserting them into my shoes:

I gained approximately 2 inches in height because I was now firmly placing my weight on my heels versus balancing on the balls of my feet; people at I work were asking me how did I grow taller over a weekend.
I finally started to feel all the correct muscles (e.g. glutes, abs, adductor, etc.)  in my body engaging in concert; typically I could only get that feeling when doing the PRI exercises.
I was able to walk 3.3 mph on the treadmill compared to 2.7 before the orthotics; I was even able to push upwards of 3.6 mph for short bursts.

Beyond the immediate changes, I’ve also had some additional successes with the orthotics:

On my last lift test I moved from a 3 to a 4; it feels great to be off that plateau.
My left calf and hamstring are gaining more flexibility.
My vision has also improved and I no longer have a need to visit my eye doctor for new eye glasses.

I am thankful for the improvements I’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, and I appreciate all the two of you have done to improve my quality of living.

Posted November 18, 2010 at 4:34PM
Categories: Patients
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