As a result of over 35 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist, Ron Hruska has created more than 500 non-manual techniques. The non-manual techniques within this lifetime collection began in 1980 with a 90-90 Supported Left Hemibridge as a way to unload the temporomandibular joint by facilitating a left hamstring in patients who demonstrated compensatory forward head posture. Today, these techniques are being used by healthcare and fitness professionals across the country and internationally.
The three PRI introductory courses, Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration and Postural Respiration have corresponding Non-Manual Techniques Programs that are organized by muscle, inhibition and integration and placed in an order in which you would want to isolate, inhibit or integrate. Each program includes the Integration program, which is comprised of more than 300 techniques in nine different positions, the top 10 repositioning techniques for each respective introductory course and the identification of reference centers. Reference centers include the left abdominals, left ischial seat (sit bone), left heel and right arch. These reference centers are identified on the Integration techniques found in the sidelying, short seated, long seated, seated, standing and kneeling positions. Hundreds of hours have been spent on arranging placement of techniques, organizing progression based on neuro-motor demands, writing easy-to-understand instructions, identifying integrated activity, cross-referencing techniques and adding reference centers to help the clinician select appropriate techniques for treatment programs.