Secondary Courses

The following five courses require prior attendance of one or more Introductory Courses. Please scroll down to view all courses.

Course Description

This advanced course has been revised this year to enhance the understanding of the contributing underlying impingement (compression) and instability (malalignment) considerations associated with typical impingement or instability syndromes. Participants will be able to relate and integrate calcaneal (ground) impingement with femoral instability, pelvis impingement and scapula instability or thoracic malalignment. Impingement and instability integration, for ground control and overhead activity, will be introduced using PRI reference centers and frontal plane oscillation. Scapula function will be presented to reduce femoral/tibia instability, and associated thoracic, calcaneal/talus, and pelvis impingement. 

* Prior attendance of Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration and Postural Respiration is recommended.

Course Description

This advanced lecture and lab course places emphasis on the role the cervical spine plays in the management of cranial function and position. Intercervical, atlanto, occipital, and cranial assessment will help the clinician appreciate occiput, sphenoid and temporal orientation and thus how to proceed in determining what PRI manual or non-manual techniques should be considered. Airway alignment, hyoid location, vocal cord function, diaphragmatic demand and arthrokinematic correlations will be discussed, as they relate to the left sidebending and right torsion physiologic cranial positions. Specific repatterning techniques will be offered for these two cranial positions of the Right Temporal Mandibular Cervical Chain (TMCC) pattern. Information will be provided on when and how to engage with a dentist regarding oral appliance intervention and fabrication. Participants will be able to immediately apply non-manual techniques to enhance normal functional cervical lordosis, active rotation and freedom for vestibular frontal plane integration.

* Prior attendance of Postural Respiration is recommended.

Course Description

This workshop is designed to offer the attendee, who has taken the PRI primary courses the opportunity to further understand the intricacies of the PRI non-manual techniques. Each primary course has specific non-manual technique programs designed to isolate, inhibit and integrate muscle when repositioning and repatterning. Guidance will be offered for appropriate integrative cueing, technique instruction and modification, reference center identification, and progression/regression based on neuro-muscular demand of the techniques. This workshop will allow the attendee to engage in intensive discussion and application of several non-manual techniques, including a limited number of participant-selected techniques.

*Prior attendance of Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, and Pelvis Restoration is required.

Course Description

This four-day advanced lecture and demonstration course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the relationship between pathomechanic and behavioral patterns. It is highly advanced and interactive, and reflects PRI concepts covered in the Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration and Postural Respiration courses in a system-integrative fashion. Both non-pathologic compensatory and pathologic compensatory issues as they relate to the Left AIC and Right BC pattern will be expored in great detail. Anatomy, examination tests, algorithms, and manual and non-manual respiratory-based techniques will be presented with focus on total body integration of muscle, rather than on individual muscular regions of the body. Participants will be able to immediately apply concepts of synchronous breathing, tri-planar integration and thoracic scapular integration in the treatment and management of typical compensatory and non-compensatory musculoskeletal patterns, and pathologic and non-pathologic curvature of the spine, including intervention with daily occupational demands and challenges. This course enables the participant to advance integration of PRI concepts and principles by taking into consideration all patterned muscles outlined in the PRI Primary Courses.

*Prior attendance of Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration and Pelvis Restoration is recommended.

 

Course Description

This advanced course on resolving cranial-based physiologic functional conflict that is associated with patterned asymmetrical postural function, will reveal the underlying research and evidence behind the PRI approach to assess and manage compensatory pathology of lateralization, hemispheric specialization and hemi-diaphragmatic dominance. Ultimately, our nervous systems fluctuate through biased and balanced, hemi-thoracic and hemi-cranial chamber interchange of pressure, air flow and fluid exchange. Neurologic unilateral unconscious behavior (when there is only one side of the cranium that is chambered driven), can only be resolved through autonomic acceptance of bilateral thoracic and cranial exchange or oscillation. The course is designed for the clinician who is having difficulty maintaining neutrality with appropriate PRI algorithmic concepts and techniques, because of possible hypothalamic (ANS) imbalanced regulation and over-regulated thalamic interaction with the central nervous system. Our cranial “state of mind and physiologic (ANS) position” relates to unconscious, preparatory and anticipatory function, reinforced by specific sensory and afferentation postural patterned components. By attending this course, the PRI minded student will have a greater understanding of the scientific reasoning and rationale underlying PRI principles.

Prior attendance of Cervical Revolution is required.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This advanced one day course was designed to assist the dentist or the health care professional who is interested in occlusal pathomechanics and patterned behavior. Occlusal tooth contact competition and sense of over-referenced occlusal interference can induce muscle hyperactivity in the orofacial region, of the plantar flexors of the foot, and of the cervical muscles. These same muscles indirectly and directly regulate breathing patterns and compensation necessary for unilateral postural dominance. Specific cervical assessment tests, equilibration recommendations and PRI non-manual activities will demonstrate how optimizing appliance re-occlusion sensation for centric oral upright airway position, in the dental office, can minimize the above listed hyperactivity. 

Upright alternating shifting of body mass and mandibular lateral translation through specific posterior lateral occlusal sensory awareness will remind the course attendee that oscillatory alternating lateral excursion of the mandible is the most important activity generated by the sphenoid-directed occlusion for oro-pharyngeal, glossal, supra-hyoid, and infra-mandibular non-pathomechanic alignment and rest. Acquisition of cranial mass sense of shift, and accompanying non-cranial mass sense of shift through plantar cutaneous afferent awareness, will be demonstrated through the use of a mandibular appliance that generates posterior lateral periodontal receptor awareness.     
 

Tuition

Impingement & Instability and Non-Manual Techniques Workshop $525 (early registration) $575 (late registration)

Cervical Revolution and Cranial Resolution $575 (early registration) $625 (late registration)

Advanced Integration $895 (early registration) $925 (late registration)*

*2020 Prices: $945 (early registration) $995 (late registration)

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Discounts

Those who have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) or Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) are eligible for a 50% discount. Students are eligible for a 25% discount if they are currently enrolled as a full time student at the time of the course. You may be asked to submit your official course schedule to verify student status.

*Discounts exclude Cranial Resolution, Non-Manual Techniques Workshop, Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, and PRI Affiliate Courses.