Navin Hettiarachchi

Washington Mystics’ Head Athletic Trainer Visits the Hruska Clinic

Posted 05/28/2014

You’re going to Nebraska again? What’s in Nebraska? These are the questions I was asked by my players, friends and family. Yes, I was visiting Lincoln, Nebraska for the third time in four months. After taking all three home study courses and five different live seminars from PRI, I was still missing something. I was not connecting the dots between what I had learned and what I needed to do, so I decided to spend a week at the Hruska Clinic to observe the treatment approach put into practice. The trip was exactly what I was looking for; it was amazing! 

Going to the Hruska Clinic every day and seeing Ron, Lori, Torin, Dave and Jason actually treating and evaluating patients was fascinating. Observing them, and experiencing the PRI clinic staff go out of their way to explain what they were doing and why they chose specific treatments and exercies, was exactly what I needed. I had my “Ah-Ha!” moment when all the training clicked, and I became comfortable and confident with what I had learned. I finally knew what I need to do in PRI evaluations and treatments. The trip was invaluable for clarifying my studies and moving me from simply knowing to actually understanding.

My co-workers may say that I am drinking the PRI Kool-Aid, but after traveling the world and learning from the best osteopaths, chiro-practitioners and physical therapists, I am a firm believer that PRI should be the first technique used in treatment—similar to building a good foundation for a house. It is clear to me that without achieving neutrality, our subsequent treatments won’t be successful. I am so happy that I chose to take the final step of observing at the clinic.

Navin Hettiarachchi

Head Athletic Trainer
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Washington Mystics