Posts by Julie Blandin

PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC

Thrive Proactive Health in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA is looking for a PRI educated therapist or trainer passionate about Postural Restoration. Ideal candiate is hard working, enjoys working on a team, and has an intense desire to learn and expand their knowledge. 

Apply online or email resume and cover letter to thrivevb@gmail.com

Thrive is an interdisciplinary practice that specializes in a variety of rehab and self care modalities including Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Cupping, Breathing Therapy, Postural Restoration, Restorative Fitness, Small Group Personal Training, Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine and Physical Therapy. We are currently looking for a Licensed Physical Therapist who is hard working and passionate about their craft, and has an intense desire to learn and expand their knowledge. 

This position has flexibility as well as leadership growth opportunity for those interested. Part Time or Full Time work may be available. Full time Benefits include: Continuing Education, Medical, Dental & Vision, 401K, Direct Deposit, Paid Vacation, Employee Discounts, and Sign on Bonus. 

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While we incorporate many tools and therapies to help our clients and patients. Postural Restoration (PRI) is a specialty that many of our staff members are trained in, and we are a certified Postural Restoration Center.  If you do not have extensive experience in Postural Restoration, we are willing to train and invest in any team member that is committed to growing in our organization. We are a close knit, hard-working, result orientated team that enjoys helping people get well and keep moving!

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Learn more about Thrive online and look for us on social media @thriveproactivehealth

Posted July 12, 2022 at 2:00PM

This past weekend, the Affiliate program got presented in the southern hemisphere as the PRI  integration for Fitness and Movement was hosted in Sydney, Australia!!  I traveled over 10,220 miles (or over 16,447 km) and the very long plane ride across the south pacific was well worth it! Sydney was such a fun city, and it was a pleasure to spend some time with the PRI Australia group.

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - NSW Australia

 I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to share the PRI science with this area of the world.  It is exciting for me to watch attendees connect to a deeper dimension of PRI because I believe it’s in those deeper dimensions of PRI that the magic happens and gaps are bridged.  Attendees from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Georgia and various parts of Australia were all represented. Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Pilates, Yoga, and Exercise Specialists were all in attendance, with the class being about half and half. Half being exposed to PRI before and the other half were brand new to the science. Needless to say it was a diverse group --- yet all united to learn more about the diaphragm and its influence on posture.

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Postural Respiration

Regardless of credentials and training, this course is enlightening to help us all remember how to program Respiration and Alternating Reciprocal Activity to enhance Tri-Planar performance patterns (i.e “Functional Fitness”)

 We hit the ZOA hard and discussed it’s role in managing hyperactivity and unnecessary muscle tension. The exercises I introduced focused on shaping the ZOA three dimensionally with respiratory abdominals, along with promoting  expansion, movement and flexibility of the ribcage.  I then emphasized the 5 steps of programming for shaping adaptation and better integration for symmetrical compound lifts.

SYMBA Ribcage PRI Integration for Fitness, NSW Australia

  The 5 steps in this course are presented to help create a framework for programming and organizing how exercises are presented to clients and patients. The 5 steps also help in organizing core stability and symmetry from the diaphragm level outward.

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Postural Restoration

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Postural Restoration Institute

I loved seeing the passion and ah-ha moments as attendees connected with the material and got new resources and insights to help progress their clients and patients. I think we will see PRI quickly continuing to grow in this area of the world. Thank you to Mark Obrien and Jason Thomson for hosting. Special thanks to Mark for the hospitality and opening up his brand new facility for us to use. Fit Plus Well is such great hidden gem just south of Sydney. And Jason, thank you for sharing your passion, your insights (nuts, I will always remember your nuts cue) and helping with much of the logistics of the weekend! 

PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement - Postural Restoration Institute - Jason Thomson

My visit to Australia was fun and I hope to get to come back one day! I could definitely live in Sydney - beaches, city and mountains were all right there. Beautiful coastline. Thank you to all who helped organize the event! Cheers!!

THRIVE IS HIRING!

Thrive Proactive Health is a Postural Restoration Certified Center and a privately owned wellness clinic in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. We are growing and looking to expand and grow our Physical Therapy Team!

Ideal candidate must enjoy learning and communicating with other PTs, PTAs, and massage therapists that look at human biomechanical relationships through a Postural Restoration®(PRI) lens. We focus on providing individualized care using a team approach and incorporate various tools and therapies to treat hyperactivity and impaired mobility including Graston, Dry Needling, and Vacuum Cupping. Postural Restoration is a specialized form of PT that all of our staff members are trained in and every patient is evaluated using a PRI framework. 

There is a lot of opportunity for professional growth for those that may be interested. We are looking for someone who is excited to grow with an innovative practice and we welcome ideas for program development. Our mission is to responsibly optimize health and wellness care delivery by focusing on enhancing the customer experience. We strive to provide quality, innovation, and teamwork to be industry leaders helping more people THRIVE in a culture where healthcare is changing. 

Virginia State License is required and minimum of two years of experience along with experience with Postural Restoration® is preferred. A variety of employee benefits are available for team members that qualify, which include health care, paid time off, bonuses, and incentive pay based off of team performance.

CLICK HERE to apply in confidence! 

Posted October 30, 2017 at 10:03PM

Great time in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend talking PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement. Special thanks to this amazing host site- FitSpace! Brent and John your hospitality was appreciated, and your facility was awesome. Also special thanks to DJ for her help over the lunch breaks! Thank you guys so much for hosting and a great set up! This past weekend I allotted extra lab time--- and by the course reviews that seemed very appreciated. There’s value in understanding how muscles work together in each plane and there’s even more value in actually FEELING, SENSING, and GROUNDING these relationships and new positions.

We talked about the neurorespiratory mechanics and asymmetries of the diaphragm, pelvis, and ribcage in three planes and broke them down to be properly sequenced to reorganize core performance. Our focus in this course is on synchronizing certain muscle groups around the pelvis and ribcage to improve postural organization, reduce asymmetrical torque and strain, and maximize strength and power output via improved neuromotor programming and neurological grounding principles.

As we wrap up the 2017 schedule, east coast and Washington DC/Baltimore area is our last stop. Early sign ups are still going on for the November 18-19 host site in Frederick, MD. Check out the PRI Affiliate Course link to learn more and register!

Posted October 13, 2017 at 1:42PM
Categories: Courses

The PRI Fitness and Movement Course had its debut in Nebraska this past weekend at Gibbie's training facility: XplosiveEdge in Omaha. Thank you so much to Team Xedge for being wonderful hosts and inviting us into your homebase. You guys are top notch and we are so grateful to have spent the weekend with you! Keep up the great work!! This specific course was jammed back with brilliant minds including Mr. PRI himself, Ron Hruska. Thank you Ron and all the attendees that came out to learn and support our affiliate course efforts. It was a fun weekend and we hope you all enjoyed the material presented! One of the main focuses of this course is to emphasize the dynamic thoracic posture required for effective diaphragmatic breathing. When we develop too much external muscle mass overtop of a rigid axial frame, our breathing system can become strained. Overtime, this strain can affect our core performance and our abdominal’s ability to synchronize properly with our hips and shoulders. The strain also causes hyperactivity of various muscle chains which can limit how our ribs move and rib mobility is crucial for our durability and spine health. With PRI, we understand breathing is more than just about the thoracic diaphragm and ventilation. We need to be able to move air within our bodies in order to shut off the hyperactive chains of muscles and dissolve the unwanted muscle tension to optimize our postural health. Want to perfect your application of PRI? Three sites left for 2017! Denver, Minneapolis, and Frederick, MD. Hope to see you there!

Posted August 24, 2017 at 3:59PM
Categories: Courses

Thrive Proactive Health is a Postural Restoration Certified Center and a privately owned small boutique wellness clinic in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. We are growing and looking to expand and grow our Physical Therapy Team!

Ideal candidate must enjoy learning and communicating with other PTs, PTAs, and massage therapists that look at human biomechanical relationships through a Postural Restoration®(PRI) lens. We focus on providing individualized care using a team approach and incorporate various tools and therapies to treat hyperactivity and impaired mobility including Graston, Dry Needling, and Vacuum Cupping. Postural Restoration is a specialized form of PT that all of our staff members are trained in and every patient is evaluated using a PRI framework. 

There is a lot of opportunity for professional growth for those that may be interested. We are looking for someone who is excited to grow with an innovative practice and we welcome ideas for program development. Our mission is to responsibly optimize health and wellness care delivery by focusing on enhancing the customer experience. We strive to provide quality, innovation, and teamwork to be industry leaders helping more people THRIVE in a culture where healthcare is changing. 

Virginia State License is required and minimum of two years of experience along with experience with Postural Restoration® is preferred. A variety of employee benefits are available for team members that qualify, which include health care, paid time off, bonuses, and incentive pay based off of team performance.

CLICK HERE to apply in confidence! 

Posted May 21, 2017 at 11:07PM

This weekend, James and I traveled outside of Dallas to teach the PRI Fitness and Movement course for the 5th time. Thank you to Trey, Charles, and Jonathon for their gracious hospitality and welcoming us into the awesome EXOS facility in Frisco, Texas. It is exciting to be apart of the evolution of the PRI Fitness & Movement course. It continues to come together and surpass people’s expectations. I am so grateful for those that shared their appreciation and thoughts with me after course. We are receiving very positive feedback from both PRCs, experienced PRI practitioners, as well as from the attendees who are new to the PRI science. The course does deliver a lot of content, so much so, we’ve had two attendees repeating the course for the second time already this year! Another 2 this weekend told me that the material blew their mind, and they can’t wait to take it again next year! I think this is great. Each time we take a PRI course we learn more application of PRI and fine tune our understanding of a complex and integrated science. This course brings us back to the basics and reminds us how powerful getting really good with the basics can be! I do believe this is one of those courses you can and should repeat to enhance your understanding, as well as find inspiration and new stuff to integrate!

 For this review I thought readers may be more interested in hearing from actual participants:

Josh Ogden, Collegiate Athletic Training: “First of all, I want to thank you for putting together a great course and an excellent presentation this past weekend. In athletic training, at least in my setting, we don’t usually deal in either pure rehabilitation cases or pure performance settings, but in bridging the gap between those two domains.  Your course this past weekend was excellent for me because it really helped me see how to integrate all of the information and techniques I’ve learned in all of my previous PRI courses and immediately apply it in the athletic training room to transition my rehab cases into more functional, sport performance work.  Prior to this, the patterns, repositioning techniques, etc. all made perfect sense to me, but I had no clue how to get my patients up off of the table and into more performance based rehabilitation; by Sunday afternoon, I was already redesigning programs based on what I learned this weekend and was able to immediately apply the course on Monday morning.  This course makes the others all make sense and is seamlessly integrable with all of the techniques I was already doing. After one day with the changes I implemented this past Monday after the course, the only patient I’ve got in town right now sent me a text as soon as he woke up today asking for an off or light day because he was so sore in the muscle groups we’d targeted.”

John Glenn, Personal Training Fitness: “What a great course!!!! You have done a great job putting this together. I really appreciate how open and honest you were telling about your past experiences, success and "failures". I am going to pursue the study of PRI, this was my first course.”

Navin Hettiarachchi, Professional Athletics: “Thank you very much for a great seminar! First seminar was good, but this one was Great!! This time around the content and the presentation was taken to another level. I loved it!!“

James Anderson – Professional PRI extraordinaire: “I have really enjoyed the evolution of the PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course, with Julie getting better each time she has the opportunity to present. Her confidence levels are high, and I consistently hear people experienced and even certified in PRI say that her presentation expanded their overall view of thoracic movement dynamics, tri-planer ground-based performance, and integrated movement sequence. They say this material has really helped to bridge the gap between PRI sidelying rehab programs that they would like to get up into standing and having success with dynamic standing training techniques. Well done Julie!”

Thanks Guys! I am definitely looking forward to teaching our remaining courses for 2016 – Boston next month (which is already sold out) and Phoenix in November. If you have any interest in going, don't hesitate to sign up! You won't be disappointed! Hope to see you there! 

Posted August 15, 2016 at 3:53PM
Categories: Courses

PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement Courses are next month. Last minute sign ups are going on now!!

Click here to register:
http://www.posturalrestoration.com/programs-courses/affiliate-courses/integration-for-fitness

Ps. Did you notice the ribcage movement while he was breathing in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz47P2EEoI8

Posted September 30, 2015 at 6:00PM
Categories: Courses

Hello PRI Community!

We are very excited for the work that is coming together for the new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement Course.

James Anderson and I would like to create an opportunity for passionate individuals well versed in the PRI science to share their expertise and provide feedback and input for the content that will be featured in this course.

Click below for some background information which was put together to facilitate discussion and guide interaction for those that may be interested to have their work featured in this course. Please contact me directly with any questions julieblandin@hotmail.com

We are grateful for everyone passionate about this course content and look forward to reviewing your ideas and adding valuable content from others to this course!

Click Here for more information

Posted February 4, 2015 at 5:23PM
Categories: Courses

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