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POSTURAL RESPIRATION An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics

Postural Restoration Institute

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $575

Recognize relationships between static asymmetrical respiration, ideal physiologic respiration, and patterned respiration. Identify how to restore restrictive polyarticular chains and torsional patterns of the trunk through specific manual and non-manual orientation of ventilatory muscle, and thoracic osseous structure. Recognize how to maximize thoracic scapular force couples, rib alignment, and abdominal-diaphragm muscle integration for appropriate motor and sensory perceptual skill development of the upper extremities. Outline how to design a postural isolation and inhibition program that promotes integration of appropriate hemi-thoracic airflow to reduce occupational, leisure, and sleep breathing dysfunction patterns.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists and PT Assistants
Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants
Athletic Trainers
Strength & Conditioning Coaches
Other Healthcare Professionals
PRI welcomes any interested healthcare professional to attend our courses. Attendees are responsible for following their state statutes regulating their professional practice. A certificate will be awarded to registrants upon completion of this course or any of the other PRI courses.
Accessible Learning Environments
All participants in Postural Restoration Institute™ (PRI) continuing education courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment. Participants have the right to request accommodations and the responsibility to provide disability documentation that supports those requests. PRI has the right to establish eligibility guidelines in accordance with both law and policy regarding disability and provide those accommodations that appropriately provide equal access to the programs and activities it sponsors.

Confirmation Notes
A Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours is awarded to attendees upon the successful completion of this course. Before attending a course, please verify CEU acceptance with your profession’s regulating body. Physical Therapists and PT Assistants In the states where PRI is sponsoring courses and where approval through state American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or licensing agencies is required, PRI will apply for approval for CEUs for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. The following states accept other state approval and thus would honor this course as an approved course: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming. Approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval valid February 18, 2019– February 17, 2022. Approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs. Approval has been granted for 15 continuing competency units (CCUs). Approved July 18, 2020-July 18, 2022. Approval #71550TX. Approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE Hours. Approval valid January 1, 2021-January 1, 2022. Course Approval #205-7978. Approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 15 hours. Date of Approval 6/21/18. Approval does not expire, provided the course does not change. Approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 15 hours of Category 1 credit. Approval valid January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021. Course approval #3928. Chiropractors In the states where PRI is sponsoring courses and where approval through state licensing agencies is required, PRI will look into applying for CEUs for Chiropractors (upon request). Requests must be made at least 90 days prior to the course date. Approved by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 15 regular units of instruction for 2021 course dates. Approved for 15 hours by the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval valid February 18, 2019– February 17, 2022. Approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners for all 2021 courses.15 Hours of Category B-Physiotherapy, CA-A-20-02-01019. Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recognizes PRI as an Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA Provider #6596. Please note that the assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course awards 1.5 AOTA CEUs/15 Contact Hours. Athletic Trainers & Athletic Therapists Postural Restoration Institute (BOC AP# P2376) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. Strength and Conditioning Coaches This course is approved by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) for 7.5 CEU's. Since continuing education courses are not required to have pre-approval through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this course is not currently approved through the NSCA. NSCA certificants interested in completing this course may contact the NSCA to inquire about CEU eligibility. Massage Therapists PRI is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider number 451877-12. *Approval applies to select live courses only. This live course is approved

Day One 7:30am - 8:00am Registration & Light Breakfast 8:00am - 9:00am Overview of Anterior Interior Chain (AIC), Brachial Chain (BC) and Zone of Apposition (ZOA) relationships 9:00am - 10:00am Faulty Postural Influences Related to Postural Respiration 10:00am - 10:15am Break 10:15am - 11:00am Continuation of Faulty Postural Influences Related to Postural Respiration 11:00am - 12:00pm Respiratory Mechanics of the Thorax: Muscle and Structure 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm - 2:00pm Rib Kinematics 2:00pm - 3:00pm Left AIC Overview and Objective Training 3:00pm - 3:15pm Break 3:15pm - 4:00pm Left AIC Non-Manual Techniques (Lab) 4:00pm - 5:00pm Left AIC Manual Restoration Techniques (Lab) Day Two 7:45am - 8:00am Sign In & Light Breakfast 8:00am - 8:30am Overview of Thoracic Mediastinum Function 8:30am - 9:00am Brachial Chain: Muscle and Structure 9:00am - 9:30am Postural Respiration Functional Relationships 9:30am - 10:00am Right BC Evaluation and Assessment Demonstration 10:00am - 10:15am Break 10:15am - 11:15am Superior T4 Airflow 11:15am - 12:00pm Right Superior T4 Manual Technique (Lab) 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm - 2:00pm Right BC PRI Treatment Guidelines 2:00pm - 3:00pm Right Subclavius Manual Technique (Lab) and Demonstration of Remaining Manual BC Techniques 3:00pm - 3:15pm Break 3:15pm - 4:00pm Left Lower Trapezius/Left Serratus Anterior Non-Manual Techniques 4:00pm - 5:00pm Right Lower Trapezius/Right Tricep Non-Manual Techniques

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the postural influences of: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature and a restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to “balance” polyarticular muscular chains through focused functional assessment of the upper-half. Integrated treatments using manual therapy and specific non-manual techniques to restore respiratory and rotational functions of the trunk will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and management skills when treating diagnosis such as “fibromyalgia”, thoracic outlet syndrome and shoulder dysfunction. Live Stream courses will take place from 8am-5pm CT each day, and certificates of completion/CE credit will be awarded the following week after completion of the course evaluation survey and short post-test. For more information on whether your state/organization is approved for CE approval, please click on the "Accreditation" tab below. Live Stream courses will be engaging, interactive and include demonstration of objective testing and/or non-manual techniques, in addition to course attendees being able to ask questions throughout the course. All that’s needed on your end is reliable internet access, a webcam, microphone and speaker (or a smart phone can be used if you do not have a computer or laptop with this capability). The course manual will be shipped directly to you 1-2 weeks before the course. *International registrants will receive access to a digital version of the course manual. In addition, participants will receive access to the recording of the live stream course for 10 days to review the material, and re-watch any material that may have been missed due to connection issues. Extensions beyond this 10 day review are not available. ***Please note: In order to receive access to the recording for review, you must participate in person on the Live Stream course with your camera on for at least half of the course (8 hours). If you sign up for the course and do not participate in at least 8 hours of the live stream, you will not receive the recording and you will not be refunded. Also, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.***

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Lincoln Nebraska
Dates:   10-27-2023 - 10-28-2023, 7:30AM 5:00PM Eastern


Register Address:   Stillwater Minnesota
Dates:   11-11-2023 - 11-12-2023, 7:30AM 5:00PM Eastern