Postural Restoration Trained (PRT)

We are excited to announce and congratulate our second Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Class in 2017! This was our first summer testing date, and we plan to offer this every three years, in addition to the annual January testing program. PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. This past weekend, five gentleman earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Gibbie Duval and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.  The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 46 PRT professionals throughout the U.S and Internationally.

PRT credentialed athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches offer a unique approach to physical medicine and fitness called Postural Restoration®. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Management encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

Congratulations!

Pictured below from left to right: (Back Row) Jonathan Rowe, Gibbie Duval, Sean Light; (Front Row) Ron Hruska, Yusuke Nakayama, Jonathan Lam, Jennifer Platt and Joshua Ogden

Posted June 27, 2017 at 2:36PM

We are less than 2 months away from the Postural Restoration Trained™(PRT) application deadline for the first ever summer testing date. As we announced this past summer, we are now offering a summer testing date once every 3 years, to help accomodate several Athletic Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches who have expressed an interest in completing the PRT credentialing program, but due to the schedule of the teams that they work with, they are unable to get away to attend the annual testing date in January.

PRT applications for the summer testing date are due on March 15th, and testing will take place on June 23-24th at the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please note that there will not be an Impingement & Instability course offered in conjunction with this testing date, therefore all applicants will need to take this required course elsewhere prior to testing.  

Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) is a credential available to Athletic Trainers (with Certification through the BOC), Athletic Therapists (with Certification through the CATA) and Strength and Conditioning Coaches (with CSCS Certification through the NSCA or SCCC Certification through the CSCCa). For more information on the course requirements and to download the application, CLICK HERE!

If you are planning to apply for PRT, and have any questions, please email me!

Posted January 29, 2017 at 4:00PM

Another month has come and passed, which means the application deadline for our Postural Restoration Trained™(PRT) credentialing program is approaching quickly. We have some exciting news for our PRT credentialing program this year! Over the past few years, we have had several Athletic Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches express an interest in completing the PRT credentialing program, but due to the schedule of the teams that they work with, they are unable to get away to attend testing in January. Therefore, we will begin offering a summer testing date which will take place once every 3 years, beginning in 2017. This next year, we will offer our traditional winter testing date on January 9-10th, and our summer testing date will take place on June 23-24th, 2017.

PRT applications for the winter testing date are due on October 15th, 2016. Testing will take place on January 9-10th (following the Impingement & Instability course) at the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska.

PRT applications for the summer testing date will be due on March 15, 2017. Testing will take place on June 23-24th at the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please note that there will not be an Impingement & Instability course offered in conjunction with this testing date, therefore all applicants will need to take this required course elsewhere prior to testing.  

Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) is a credential available to Athletic Trainers (with Certification through the BOC), Athletic Therapists (with Certification through the CATA) and Strength and Conditioning Coaches (with CSCS Certification through the NSCA or SCCC Certification through the CSCCa). For more information on the course requirements and to download the application, CLICK HERE!

If you are planning to apply for PRT, and have any questions, please email me!

Posted August 16, 2016 at 4:15PM

Last week I had the opportunity to do a brief PRI introduction to a group of 9 students in the Graduate Program in Athletic Training from San Jose State University. They came to me via Tokyo. While in Nebraska for PRT Testing in January, Tadayoshi Takahashi had mentioned to me that Tokyo native Dr. Maasaki Tsuruike is Head of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at SJSU and Dr. Norikazu Hirose, professor of Sports Sciences at Waseda University in Tokyo is doing a year sabbatical with him. So he reached out to them and had them contact me as soon as I got back from NE, so long story short, they met with me a few weeks ago and wanted to bring the SJSU students on a tour. Some Waseda University students may come to SJSU in the summer and they may end up spending a day with us at the Riekes Center also. So NE to Tokyo to San Jose. Funny how networking works!

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We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Class of 2016!  PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. Ten individuals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Michael Mullin and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.  The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 33 PRT professionals throughout the U.S.

PRT credentialed athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists offer a unique approach to physical medicine and fitness called Postural Restoration. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Management encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

Congratulations!

Pictured from left to right: (Back Row) Betsy Feutz, Michael Mullin, Tim Dempsey, Ryan DiPanfilo, Nate Shaw, Takashi Onuki and Ron Hruska; (Front Row) Jessica Kisiel, Masayuki Fujihashi, Josh Owen, Tadayoshi Takahashi and Jennifer Platt.

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Posted January 15, 2016 at 9:00PM

It's already mid-September, which means that the Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) application deadline is quickly approaching. We are excited to welcome Certified Athletic Therapists (through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association) to apply for PRT this year!

If you are interested in applying, applications must be received by October 15th. International applications can be submitted electronically (as one PDF file), however all other applications should be mailed (2 copies).  CLICK HERE to find out more information about the PRT credentialing program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Here are a few testimonials from some of those who have completed the PRT credentialing program:

"It was one of the most meaningful two days that I have ever had! Thank you guys so much for providing us this opportunity."
- Akihito Tajima, ATC, PEC, PRT

"Everything was great! Really good stimulated critical thinking and application of the information. The two days flowed really well and built off of everything before it. The application process was a great learning experience in itself."
- Andrew Hauser, ATC, CSCS, PRT

"While the application process was quite rigorous, it sets a high standard and I feel confident with my colleagues' passion, intellect and knowledge regarding PRI. The credentialing process was a complete joy and an additional learning process!"
- Lilla Marhefka, PhD, HFS, CES, CSCS, PRT

Posted September 10, 2015 at 3:43PM

The second quarter PRC/PRT Update email was sent out yesterday. Please check your emails, and if you did not receive it, please email me to let me know! Also, if you are having trouble opening the links to attached documents in the email, it may be due to your email server blocking them for security purposes (this has occurred with a couple work/university domain emails). If this is happening, please contact me with a different email address that I can re-send the email to. Have a great weekend!
 

The PRI Board of Director's are excited to announce that Certified Athletic Therapists, certified through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) are now eligible to apply for the Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) credentialing program. For those who may not be familiar with Certified Athletic Therapists in Canada, their education and training is very similar to Certified Athletic Trainers in the United States, who are certified through the Board of Certification. In fact, they have a Mutual Recognition Aggreement between these two organizations. With the growing interest of Postural Restoration in Canada, we look forward to having Certified Athletic Therapists join the growing list of PRT professionals!

If you are a Certified Athletic Therapist, and would like to learn more about the PRT credentialing program, click here or email me!

Posted May 6, 2015 at 9:29PM

Jennifer and Chris Poulin were recently interviewed by Joe Heiler on TheSportsRehabExpert.com. Topics discussed include PRI in Sports Performance, Injury Prevention, PRI with Military personnel and PRI with the Geriatric population. Chris discussed PRI application in golfers and changes that happen with aging golfers and also typical patterns that he sees with them. He sees typical L AIC patterns that will usually have limited L hip IR, a collapsed R arch in a R handed golfers and have a tough time using their R Glute Max. Click HERE to listen to the whole interview.

Hello PRI Friends,

I had opportunity to talk about Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) basic concepts such as posture, breathing, ZOA, polyarticular muscle chains, treatment approaches and so on at NSCA® Japan Area Director Seminar (Kanagawa Prefecture) on March 12th. 

Participants had hard time to understand the concepts at first, however, once they had tried the basic approaches such as 90-90 Hip Lift with Balloon, Supine Scissor Slides, and Left Side lying with Resisted Right Glute Max, they had better understanding, and many people asked me questions after that.

At the end of seminar, I had mentioned about the PRI Japanese seminars this coming July at Tokyo and Osaka, and I am sure that PRI will give great influence to Japanese medical personnel. 

Thank you.

Atsu Takei, ATC, PES, CES, PRT

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