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We invite you to explore our revolutionary approach to physical medicine. Within these pages you will find a wide scope of information about our science, course offerings, and educational resources designed for healthcare professionals, coaches and athletes of all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to education, research and the ongoing search for improved pathways of physical medicine. Thank you for visiting and please contact us if we can assist you in any way.
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We started off the summer with a bang, hosting 4 PRI courses across the country this past weekend!
Seattle, WA - “I had a great time in Seattle teaching Pelvis Restoration this past weekend. I felt the connection and integration of the pelvic inlet with the respiratory and pelvic diaphragm was understood with PRI exercises with the importance of breathing in the correct position with these activities. I could sense “light bulb moments” occurring. There were quite a few individuals being exposed to PRI for the first time and to quote one of them….”PRI rocked my world this weekend.” It was exciting that they understood the left and the right sides of the body are different and do something different during gait. It was also wonderful to see clinicians who are furthering their education in PRI and the clinical outcomes they are having with applying the science of PRI in their clinics. I want to thank Olympic PT for hosting me for a second time in Seattle. You guys are gracious hosts and I appreciate all that you do. Thanks again to the course attendees, your energy and passion to learn makes the weekend of teaching so worth it for me.” - Lori Thomsen
Round Rock, TX - “Austin Texas is a fantastic place to visit for live music, great food and now for a little PRI. Colleen at Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock was a great host for this weekend’s Myokinematic Restoration course and Steve Cuddy, MPT, PRC was an excellent lab assistant. And thank you Regan for bringing such a large group from TMI Sports Medicine to help make sure your entire organization successfully incorporates PRI. We all expanded our view of the diaphragm’s influence on left hip internal rotation and found better ways to know if hip rotation measurements actually represented properly positioned and properly controlled hip function during the gait cycle. Where would we be without the combination of Ischiochondylar Adductor Magnus and the anterior fibers of the Gluteus Medius?” - James Anderson
Alexandria, LA - “Working with Oday Lavergne at Agilus Health in Alexandria, Louisiana was great! We had a focused, private Myokinematic Restoration workshop comprised of their entire team of wonderful professionals. This group was “switched-on”! I am confident that they will take PRI to great heights in the sportsman’s paradise of Louisiana. If I were a free PRC therapist looking to move south I would be calling Oday today!” - Mike Cantrell
Richmond, VA - “I had a great time teaching Pelvis Restoration in Richmond, VA this past weekend. The professionals in the group had diverse backgrounds from PT’s, ATC’s, strength and conditioning specialists, Pilates instructors and a PT student. It is always exciting to see the fog lift from early discussion on Saturday with the new acronyms to Sundays treatment “Ah ha” moments. It was great to have PRC therapist Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, PRC helping me. Her mentorship and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated! I was able to have my daughter Madison help with demonstration on Sunday afternoon as well. I think she enjoyed watching her Mom teach and understand what really goes on on her “work-cations”. After the course, we drove back to Vermont for the summer! Thanks to all of the course participants, your energy and passion to understand PRI is what drives me to become a better teacher!” - Jen Poulin
Since summer has finally arrived (according to the weather in Nebraska at least!), it’s time to start a new weekly reading series where I will be featuring a blog story each week to highlight an article or book from the PRI Resource Center! This week’s article, An Integrated Approach for Treating the OB Patient: Treating the Five Diaphragms of the Body, Part 1 is a hidden gem that I found when tagging articles with key words.
The article, written by Ken Johnson, DO in 1991 discusses the anatomical relationships of what he considers the “five diaphragms of the body”. This includes the arches of the feet, pelvis diaphragm, respiratory diaphragm, Sibson’s fascia covering the thoracic inlet, and the tentorium cerebelli. Needless to say, this article is a great reference for several PRI courses, including Pelvis Restoration and Postural Respiration.
Please feel free to share your comments on this article! If you have any hidden gem or new articles that you have come across lately, please and let me know!
Have you been considering applying for the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program? Applications for the 2013 PRC program are due on September 15th! If you are interested in applying for this year’s class, I would recommend beginning the application soon. To view the application, CLICK HERE!
I have already received two completed applications for this year’s program. If you would like to submit your application early, you will receive feedback from the review committee in 4-6 weeks. Testing for the 2013 PRC class will take place on December 9-10th, following our four-day Advanced Integration course in Lincoln, NE.
If you have any questions about the PRC program, please check out the FAQ section or !
As I browsed Facebook last night, I came across a couple PRC colleagues (thanks Torin Berge and Emily Soiney) who had shared this NY Times article “Growing Left, Growing Right” with their friends. The title was enough to catch my attention, but then I read this quote “Visible signs of left-right asymmetry in the human body are apparent around six weeks (embryonic).” I instantly shared it with my friends, but couldn’t wait to share it with Ron this morning. “WOW!” were the words from his mouth.
Check out this article if you haven’t seen it already!
August 24-25, 2013
Warner Robins, GA
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September 6-7, 2013
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September 7-8, 2013
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James received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he majored in kinesiology. He has used PRI throughout his career in a wide variety of settings, including spine rehab, sports performance, chronic pain and most recently with geriatric patients in the home setting. He currently works for Horizon Home Health in Burley and Twin Falls, ID and is currently assisting in the development of a course for the home health setting, PRI Home Integration. Over the years James has provided course instruction and consultation to hundreds of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning professionals nationwide. His expertise with biomechanics has led to invitations to serve as sports performance consultant for a wide variety of collegiate and professional athletic organizations.