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Blog Posts in 2023

The evolution of the human being from an infant to an upright, alternating adult is a complicated and multifaceted, sequential, unstable, patterned process, requiring stages, challenges, and self-actualization for optimization.

From infants learning to roll, to toddlers walking behind a push toy, to a competent upright human walking down the stairs backwards (yes, backwards), we presented a 10-component, cumulative Postural Restoration Developmental Sensory Motor Sequence supported by 9 carefully chosen and explained Sensory Integration Principles that support attention to 7 Postural Restoration Developmental Processes. Incorporation of sensory awareness of these processes into the treatment of human beings, fortifies the sensorimotor outcomes that every parent, clinician, and human hopes to experience.

In front of an engaged audience of 7 in-person and a whopping 60 faces on the live stream, comprised of 17 PRC’s and 3 PRT’s, PT’s, ATC’s, personal trainers, massage therapists, an osteopath, an acupuncturist, a health coach, a yoga instructor, lots of familiar faces as well as welcomed new ones, from 9 different countries (Taiwan, Germany, Singapore, Ireland, Japan, France, Poland, Canada, and China), Ron Hruska and I presented the second offering of the Human Evolution course and the first live stream. We enjoyed the enlightening discussions fueled by insightful questions from the audience and I think it’s fair to say we ALL came away from the weekend with a little more to think about in our attempt to better understand the complexities of the developing human being.

‘Understanding how underlying developmental processing of information contributes to the development of sensory motor sequencing and the ‘sense of self’, will enable the caregiver to optimize the use of movement instabilities, without developing overdependence on the respiration or primitive adaptive motor ‘patterning’ for stability’ at any age.

Personally, I’d like to sincerely thank Ron Hruska for his gracious mentoring and for trusting me to deliver this complex and valuable information. (I could go on and on…) Further, Jen Platt was instrumental in assisting with content organization, publication, and is a technological whiz for ensuring we were on the same page, slide, and that the almost 100 videos came through clearly. RJ and Hannah were spectacular from behind the scenes and nothing short of enthusiastically supportive! THANK YOU!

Thanks to all of the attendees for your attention, contributions, thoughts, smiles and ‘thumbs up’ from zoom land. It sure was an honor, a timely opportunity and a very fulfilling experience to be with you all!

Until we meet or meet again….

Lisa

Posted January 24, 2023 at 11:39AM
Categories: Clinicians Courses Science

Welcome to 2023! It's hard to believe that we have moved into an entire new year. With the turn of the calendar to a new year, we kicked off 2023 with the first PRI course of the year. Impingement and Instability has had a relatively new re-write a few years ago, and it is now a great introduction to other PRI Secondary and Tertiary courses, as well as being a clinician's course. It provides the clinician with integration strategies and lays a neurophysiological framework for why PRI is so effective as a science.  

We were fortunate enough to have 53 people join us for Impingement & Instability, which is an astounding number for the first course of 2023. Our first several hours are spent delving into the neurological aspects of how and why PRI does what it does, and why it works. Since this is no longer a specific orthopedic-driven course, we started making integrated connections between the foot and scapula within the first 30 minutes of the course.  

This course has evolved, not only in the last few years, but in the last several times I've taught this course. We've added more demonstrations and explanations of how to use the reference centers to change the emphasis of a non-manual technique, depending on what the client of patient requires to reduce their functional cortical dominance.  And there are four unique non-manual activities that are discussed in this course and are not found in any other PRI course.

We had a great group of movement specialists from several countries. It was great to have Dana Hirsch, DC, Logan Thomas PT, Minh Nguyen OTD, PRC, Kurt Van Kuiken, ATC, Ryne Gioviano, CSCS, and Nora Harris, yoga instructor in attendance. We had so many great questions and participation from our live stream crowd.  My thanks to Collin Kidwell, CSCS, Nick Rosencutter, CSCS, and Jack Wong, DPT for their attendance in-person and their willingness to help with our demonstrations. And thanks again to RJ Hruska for his exceptional assistance with the production of course. And on his birthday weekend, no less!

Posted January 19, 2023 at 11:01AM
Categories: Courses Science

We are excited to introduce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2023! PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. This past weekend, five professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Dan Houglum and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®. The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 68 PRT professionals throughout the U.S and Internationally.

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Back Row (L to R): Dan Houglum, Colby Mamigonian, Joshua Elleman, Colin Kidwell
Frong Row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Nick Rosencutter, Aleena Kanner, Jennifer Platt

Posted January 10, 2023 at 3:49PM

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