Interdisciplinary Integration

11th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium
Airway Oscillation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Production of Voice, Airflow, and Resonance Frequency Breathing

Live Course

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Course Information

Our postural and breathing behavior is modified by and modifies our voice. The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium will provide an overview of this symbiotic relationship. Humans pull air, and push air, but more importantly regulate the flow of air to survive. In a broad sense, this flow we produce to communicate meaning, ideas, opinions, etc. influences our behavior on how we process all of our senses and body positions. In the narrow sense, voice production refers to sounds produced by vocal fold vibration, or voiced sounds. This is contrast to unvoiced sounds which are produced without vocal fold vibration, such as whispering and fricatives.

Epiglottic and infra-glossus functions are strongly correlated with positional placement of the larynx, hyoid and airway. Caudal, cephalic, sagittal, or lateral displacement of any of the latter will have a compensatory impact on the control and patterns developed by our tongue and respiratory system. Therefore, proper maintenance of airway opening during inhalation depends on the orientation, diameter, adduction and abduction activity of vocal folds, and vibratory regulation of the larynx. The human’s truncal posture and power is regulated by this activity through establishment of intrathoracic and intraabdominal pressure through intrinsic laryngeal musculature, in, on and around the larynx.

These topics and their impact on and integration with anatomical oscillation should appeal to all professionals associated with speech, airway management, respiratory function, pulmonary endurance, rhythmic movement and autonomic regulation. This year’s speakers represent five different disciplines and they all have demonstrated a strong commitment to the subject matter they will present, through professional peer publication, ongoing educational instruction as faculty, and interactive clinical application. 


Ron Hruska, MPA, PT

Dr. Rosalba Courtney, ND, DO, PhD

Dr. Brad Story, PhD

Ruth Hennessy, MM, Indiana University

Mandy Harvey, America’s Got Talent Season 12 Finalist

Dr. Howard Hindin, DDS

Dr. Ingo Titze, PhD

Educational Level: Advanced

Cost: $495 (Early registration rate: At least 4 weeks before the course)
         $545 (Late registration rate: Within 4 weeks of the course)


Interdisciplinary Integration

Course Registration

Please register early. Registration is limited to 120 seats.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Date Hosted By Faculty Seats Register
April 11-12, 2019 Postural Restoration Institute Lincoln , Nebraska Ron Hruska 21 Open

Course Tuition

Early Registration Fee: $495
(4 or more weeks prior to course)

Late Registration Fee: $545
(within 4 weeks of course)

*Please register early. Registration is limited to 120 seats.