Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)
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- Am I a candidate for Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
- Meet the PRIME team
- Physical Therapy -- Hruska Clinic™ Restorative Physical Therapy
- Optometry - PRI Vision
- Postural Dentistry
- Postural Restoration and Orthodontics
Am I a candidate for Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
Individuals who benefit the most from engaging with our PRIME team typically experience (but are not limited to) two or more of the following symptoms or diagnoses:
• Upper neck or shoulder pain
• Collar bone or chest pain
• Hip Impingement
• Shoulder impingement/tendonitis
• Clicking of popping TMJs
• Back extensor tightness
• Visual strain or fatigue
• Hip flexor muscle tightness
• Cervical instability or whiplash
• Ankle instability or fatigue
• Dizziness, lightheadedness or imbalance
• Anxiety or depression
• Dysautonomic symptoms (i.e. POTS)
• Ischial tendonitis
• SI or lateral back pain
• Knee pain
• Anterior shin splints
• Lateral foot, heel, or plantar pain
• Facial pain
• Head injury
• Chronic fatigue
Meet the PRIME team
Currently the PRIME team consists of professionals in the following areas:
Physical Therapy -- Hruska Clinic™ Restorative Physical Therapy
Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME) Case Managers
Jason Masek, MSPT, CSCS, ATC, PRC
Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC
David Drummer, DPT, PRC
Torin Berge, MPT, PRC
Caitlin Daubman, DPT, MHA
*For more information on the Hruska Clinic™ staff please visit: www.hruskaclinic.com
How does a Physical Therapist Engage in Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
• Works as case managers to assist with triage, intake and organizing and streamlining the plan of care
• Coordinates integration of team members during fabrication of sensory orthotics constantly assuring maintenance of postural neutrality.
• Establishes and instructs patient in activities to learn new patterns of movement once appropriate postitions are established with new sensory references/orthotics keeping PRI principles in mind.
• Offers consultation and recommendations to the patient, family members, significant others and various health care providers for improved carryover of the treatment plan.
Optometry - PRI Vision
Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD
Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Stacy Masek, PRI Vision/PRIME Patient Care Coordinator
*For more information on the PRI Vision staff please visit: www.privisioncenter.com
How does PRI Vision Engage in Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
In PRI Vision, Dr. Heidi Wise, an optometrist, and Ron Hruska, a physical therapist, will evaluate the patient together. This results in the following:
• Finding a specific eyeglass prescription to change the visual input to the brain that will assist the patient in achieving a new postural position by changing the messages the brain sends to the body to respond to that input. This will inhibit overactive patterns that restrict the body’s ability to learn new patterns. This is a successful way to change the activity of muscles even when other methods have been unsuccessful.
• One or more prescriptions for training eyewear to accomplish this goal will be given.
• Recommendations and guidance for visual clarity needs that are integrated with the physical needs of the individual patient.
• Overall treatments guidelines for the anticipated sequence, level, and type of integrated activity needed to eliminate visual and neurological interferences to physical progress will be shared with all the disciplines working directly with the patient.
Dr. Rebecca Hohl, DDS,MS
Dr. Christine Campbell, DDS
Dr. Mark Vanicek, DDS
*For more information on our dental staff please visit: www.hohlorthodontics.com for information on Dr Hohl, www.smileinnovationsdentistry.com for information on Dr Christine Campbell or www.vanicekdds.com for information on Dr. Mark Vanicek.
How does the Postural Dental Specialist engage in Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
• The Postural Dental Specialist identifies any occlusal or dental related issues that are contributing to cervical and postural painful patterns.
• Specific mouth appliances are fabricated while the patient is in a neutral position, as assessed by the case managing PT, to establish appropriate occlusal reference and guidance for head and neck position and movement. This will allow increased carryover of neutrality, during a period of time where new movement patterns are being learned and experienced.
• Appropriate reference and sensory input from a joint call the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), is respected and maximized in a state called “neutrality” while occlusion is assessed and stabilized.
• Airway management, to allow one to sleep, and work without losing diaphragmatic function may also be addressed.
• The Postural Dental Specialist will make referrals and recommendations, when necessary, to other health care and dental specialists, so that all goals of the patient and team members can be met.
Click"Postural Restoration and Orthodontics" above to read more from Dr Rebecca Hohl on how they integrate their practice with us for PRIME and other Hruska Clinic patients that require integrative care.
Dr. Paul Coffin, DPM
*For more information on Dr. Coffin please visit: www.drpcoffin.com
How does a Podiatrist Engage in Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
• Provides appropriate sensory reference, through biomechanically correct, custom-fit orthotics and/or shoe recommendations, from the floor up during upright weighted activity to assist in maintaining appropriate upright position of neutrality that matches and compliments the other sensory input the patient is now receiving.
• Analyzes the impact their feet and gait have on the patient’s overall postural health
• Consults with the PRIME team to ensure the orthotics compliment the patient’s ongoing therapy program.
How do YOU Engage in Postural Restoration Integrative Multidisciplinary Engagement™ (PRIME)?
• We expect each patient to consider this as an engagement with us rather than a program designed for you
• Each patient will be responsible for engaging with the PRIME team prior to coming to Lincoln by facilitating information release to us to allow us to help you in the most efficient way possible.
• Each patient will be encouraged to engage with each professional while in Lincoln, and once you go home, asking any and all questions needed to ensure you are informed and educated in what and why things are done the way they are
• Each patient will be expected to engage with the program by following through with recommended activities and orthotic use to maximize outcomes
• We encourage each patient to have a support person such as spouse, family member or close friend whenever possible attend PRIME activities to be able to engage with you to facilitate improved outcomes
A map of where people have come to Lincoln for our PRIME program