We were very fortunate to host this advanced PRI course co-taught by Ron Hruska and Dr. Heidi Wise. Over 40 attended including three optometrists, two vision therapists, a dentist (our colleague Dr. Christine Shigaki in the picture with us), athletic trainers, a massage therapist and physical therapists. The questions and dialogue really helped cement some challenging material into practical clinical application. We learned that vision is impacting every muscle and action we are doing, even when we are asleep. Asymmetrical patterns, visual spatial integration, and their impact on our tri-planar function and posture were highlighted. It was exciting to see the collaboration across disciplines and the common goal of restoring our patient’s freedom to play and rest comfortably. We really want to thank Ron, Heidi, the Postural Restoration Institute, and all those that took the time to attend.
We brought together over 30 physical therapists, dentists, orthodontists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, all committed to an integrated approach. As Mike said:
"...in spite of the daunting reputation that this course has, people are realizing that understanding the material is essential for adequate ability to successfully manage a significant number of patients who require a multi-disciplinary approach."
Thanks to Mike's exceptional teaching, and a class of engaged professionals, we're coming away from the weekend with better healthcare in Seattle, and a fresh commitment to this "revolutionary" approach to patient care.
We are pleased to announce that Alpine Physical Therapy will be hosting the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) course Cervical Revolution this January. PRI instuctor Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC will be teaching this course, which focuses on the importance of cervical lordosis, the position of the sphenoid bone and dental integration.
Cervical Revolution dives into how Physical Therapists and Dentists can combine our areas of expertise to optimize patient results. We look forward to bringing together members of the Seattle healthcare community who are interested in learning more about the PRI approach.