Posts by Jennifer Platt

For a number of years, the Postural Restoration Institute® offered an annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium. Each of these symposiums was designed around a theme that we felt best represented the present mindsets of those applying PRI course material as well as our own interest in exploring pathways of collaboration for advancing PRI concepts.

We are excited to announce that beginning in 2024, we will begin offering an annual PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit. The word ‘interdisciplinary’ reflects activity that analyzes, synthesizes, and harmonizes links between disciplines into a coordinated and coherent whole. Or, simply put, it means “relating to more than one branch of knowledge.” This annual Summit will not be centered around one topic or theme, but rather will offer two days of presentations on multiple areas of study, for attendees interested in PRI who want to explore how multiple areas of study intersect with one another.

This Summit will allow those with common interest to come together from any field and converge on shared research, a common problem, or professional experience. It will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, dialogue, and connection across the PRI community. Not only is this an opportunity for you to be involved in the learning and application of PRI supportive, evidence-based practice in novel settings, but this Summit will also provide you the opportunity to present on a specific topic for the PRI community. 

Opportunities for social interaction have been few and far between over the past few years, and to say that we have missed seeing you in Lincoln is an understatement. We look forward to bringing together the PRI community again for an annual in-person event, where PRI interest can be intersected at this PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit. A time to connect, learn, and socialize with one another. *Please note that this annual Summit will be in-person only and will not be available via live stream. Social events will be scheduled each evening. 

Are you interested in presenting on a topic that interests you?

We encourage you to submit an abstract!

Presentation topics should be relevant to the interest of the PRI community and must fall within one of the five summit sub-categories (see more the presentation guidelines).

Speakers do not need to be PRI Credentialed Providers, and PRI welcomes interdisciplinary professionals (i.e. dentists, optometrists, massage therapists, psychologists, etc.). A presentation may include up to two speakers, and interdisciplinary teams (i.e. PT and Dentist) are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Abstracts are due no later than July 15th. To learn more about submitting an abstract, please visit our website and review the presentation guidelines!

If you are interested and you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Platt at platt.jennifer@posturalrestoration.com or 402-467-4111.

Posted May 22, 2023 at 8:32PM
Categories: Courses Science

Join us for the second webinar of the 3 part MANDIBULAR Temporal LATERO-Rotary Movement Infleunces series on Friday, March 10th at 1pm CT. This free 90-minute webinar will include time for questions at the end. If you are unable to join us live, the webinar will be posted to the Webinars page on our website. 

This webinar is titled "MANDIBULAR Temporal LATERO-Rotary Movement Influences on the ANKLE and FOOT"

If you missed the first webinar in this series, which was titled "Mandibular Temporal Latero-Rotary Movement Influence on Palatal, Occlusal, Glossal and Podal Orientation", you can click here to access the recording and handouts. 

Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who might be interested in attending.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat today!

Posted February 15, 2023 at 5:14PM
Categories: Science

We are excited to introduce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2023! 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 professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Dan Houglum 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, Exercise Physiologists 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 68 PRT professionals throughout the U.S and Internationally.

To view/download the photos click here.

Back Row (L to R): Dan Houglum, Colby Mamigonian, Joshua Elleman, Colin Kidwell
Frong Row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Nick Rosencutter, Aleena Kanner, Jennifer Platt

Posted January 10, 2023 at 9:49PM

On November 4-6, after a few years of break, the Postural Restoration Institute primary courses returned to Poland. The first module, “POSTURAL RESPIRATION - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics”, led by Michał Niedzielski, was held in Warsaw. The course was implemented over 3 days with a greater focus on practical activities. Course participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the foundations of the PRI concepts, therapeutic tools, and learn about diagnostics that will increase their effectiveness in their office work. In addition to physiotherapists, many athletic trainers also attended; training-medical professionals who use specific, targeted movement while working with people with ailments and pain. This fact is pleasing, because the PRI method is excellent complementing conscious, effective training.

On February 4-5, 2023, the next module from the series of Postural Restoration Institute foundation courses will take place in Warsaw, Poland – “MYOKINEMATIC RESTORATION - An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics”. It will be held in two-day online sessions.

More information on Polish PRI method courses taught by Michal Niedzielski can be found on this website

To view photos from the Postural Respiration course held in Warsaw, CLICK HERE

Posted December 22, 2022 at 3:53PM
Categories: Courses

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2022! PRC credentialing is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. Earlier this week, 10 clinicians earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Louise Kelley, Dan Houglum, and Jennifer Platt.

The Postural Restoration Institute established this certification process in 2004 as a way to recognize and identify those 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 PRC credentialing program is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and chiropractors who have attended PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participate in both clinical and analytical testing. To date, 243 professionals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

To view/download the photos click here.

Postural Restoration Certified

Back Row: Dan Houglum, Michael Pedersen, Aaron Barnard, Betty Wheeler, Hayley Kava, and Chad Ross
Front Row: Ron Hruska, Louise Kelley, Courtney Stearn, Nadja Himmelseher, Amy Morris, Taylor Boryca, Erin Fiedler, and Jennifer Platt

Posted December 15, 2022 at 4:41PM

On August 19th at 1pm CT, Ron Hruska will be hosting a free 90-minute webinar presentation on the topic of "Mandibular Temporal Latero-Rotary Movement Influence on Palatal, Occlusal, Glossal and Podal Orientation".

This presentation will outline the musculature that is responsible for ideal paired temporal, palatine and palate bone position and function. A review of the intra-oral and extra-oral latero-trusive anatomy responsible for alignment of the pharynx, width of the oral cavity, developmental adaptations of the floor of the mouth, buccal to buccal occlusion, and stomato-plantar pressure will be offered. Relationship of common mal-adaptation and mal-occlusal patterns associated with homolateral mandibular hyperactivity will be discussed.

If you are a dentist, or movement specialist who is working together with a dentist as an interdisciplinary team, you will not want to miss this free webinar! Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who might be interested in attending.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat today!

Posted July 19, 2022 at 7:08PM
Categories: Science

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship application deadline is just a few days away. If you are interested in applying, please make sure your essay is emailed to Jennifer Platt by June 15th!

This $2000 full scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. To apply, please submit a scholarship essay sharing your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship.

All essays will be reviewed by the PRI Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient of the $2000 full scholarship does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing within the year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications each year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.

If you have any questions with the PRI Credentialing Scholarship, or any questions with the PRC or PRT credentialing process in general, please contact me!

Last week, at our Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, we presented the PRI Director’s Dedication Award to two very deserving individuals who have had such a positive impact on our Institute; Joan Hanson and Robert "Skip" George. Although they were unable to join us in-person for the symposium this year, we knew we didn't want to wait to present them with this award, and so we did so virtually, with 40 in-person attendees and approximately 90 others watching on the live stream feed. The PRI Director’s Dedication Award was established by the Board of Directors (Ron Hruska, Janie Ebmeier, Jennifer Platt and Bobbie Rappl) in 2012 to recognize individuals’ ongoing dedication to their advancement in PRI. To date, we have presented this award to 18 individuals and an award recognition plaque, which is pictured above, is displayed at the Postural Restoration Institute® in Lincoln, Nebraska, recognizing each of the PRI Directors Dedication Award recipients.

Joan Hanson is a Physical Therapist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Joan began her PRI journey 22 years ago, with a Protonics course, and since then has taken 32 PRI courses. She completed PRC credentialing in 2005, as part of the 2nd class to complete PRC credentialing. Joan owned an outpatient clinic, Physical Therapy Solutions in Sioux Falls, prior to merging with Sanford Health; now operating as Sanford Physical Therapy Solutions. Joan continues to make her presence felt in the PRI community, by attending courses in Lincoln on a regular basis, contributing questions and responses to peers in the PRI Google group, mentoring the colleagues at her clinic, and being an avid PRIVY fan, who regularly asks questions that prompt further PRIVY discussions. I have no doubt that Joan has watched every PRIVY, and many of them more than once. Joan is a life-long learner, and that includes merging other approaches with PRI for the best patient outcomes. She recently completed a week long Schroth training, and looks forward to integrating this approach within her practice. We feel like this award is long overdue, and we were so honored to present the PRI Directors Award to Joan Hanson.

Robert "Skip" George is a Chiropractor, who now resides in Logan, Utah. However, Skip spent much of his life and career in La Jolla, California, before moving to Utah this past year. He traded in surfing for weekly skiing or hiking, depending on the season in Utah. Skip took his first PRI course in 2012 and he completed PRC credentialing in 2014, becoming the first chiropractor to complete PRC credentialing. Skip was invited to begin training to teach on the PRI faculty, shortly after he completed PRC credentialing. He began teaching Postural Respiration in 2016, and Cervical Revolution in 2020. Skip is passionate about growing the science of Postural Restoration in his profession, and he has presented at numerous national, state and even international chiropractic conferences, including the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians annual conference, the American Chiropractic Association Rehab Council, the American Chiropractic Association, and the German Sports Chiropractic Association, among other state conferences. Skip is presenting next month at the California Chiropractic Sports Symposium on the “Two Roles of the Diaphragm for Chiropractic Care, Rehab and Sports Performance”. Skip is a vibrant member of our faculty, who is constantly wanting to learn more, and has become a wonderful mentor as he assists others in their training to teach PRI courses. We were incredibly honored to present the PRI Directors Dedication Award to Skip George.

Congratulations to both Joan and Skip! We are so honored, humbled, and proud to have you as friends, colleagues and PRC providers representing this Institute!

A serendipitous encounter…

This past March, we had the honor of teaching an Occlusal Cervical Restoration live stream course to over 70 interdisciplinary professionals including several dentists. It was during that live stream course that we unexpectedly discovered that Dr. James Carlson, DDS, a giant in his profession and someone we have referenced in course material for years, was still alive! One of his good friends and colleagues put us in touch with him the following week, and this serendipitous discovery has led not only to a new friendship, but also an expanded collaborative effort on the importance of interdisciplinary team management between dentists and movement professionals. Dr. Carlson has since graced us with his presence on a Cervical Revolution and Occlusal Cervical Restoration live stream, leaving course participants with interactions and discussions that won’t soon be forgotten. In our first meeting with Dr. Carlson back in April, we knew that we had an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. And so, despite thinking we had just finished our last Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium of its kind a few days earlier, Ron’s heart was tugged to do yet another. And it was during that first meeting, that we invited Dr. James Carlson to present as our featured speaker for our 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, which is titled “The Stomatognathic System – An Interdisciplinary Approach in the Management of Spatial Navigation and Structural Strength”. The stomatognathic system is sometimes referred to as the masticatory system, however Dr. Carlson as he wrote in his book, Analyzing the Stomatognathic System, sometimes refers to it as the “cranio-maxillomandibular-cervical-dental complex”. As
a dentist, Dr. Carlson recognized early on in his career that there is a “bigger picture”, which includes caring for the components of the stomatognathic system. Collectively, we feel that it’s important that all healthcare and fitness professionals recognize this as well. And so, we invite you to join us in April, for an Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium that you won’t want to miss!

Our 2022 course brochure should be arriving to your mailboxes, doorsteps, offices and mailrooms soon, if it hasn't already!

We are so excited for the opportunities this year will bring and continuing our mission to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles.

Posted January 12, 2022 at 9:26PM
Categories: Courses

As we first announced a couple months ago, we are excited to now offer a PRI Mini Residency Program, a 6-week formal program of post-professional education and mentorship for PRI-minded healthcare and movement professionals that is designed to enhance one’s understanding and application of PRI concepts, objective testing, and patient/client management. The foundational science from the Postural Restoration Institute’s three primary courses will be strongly emphasized by all PRI Mini Residency Centers, however each PRI Mini Residency Center offers a unique environment and experience, and many residency centers will also include exposure to interdisciplinary integration with other healthcare or movement professionals.  

This PRI Mini Residency Program is designed for healthcare or movement professionals who are self-directed learners, have completed the required PRI coursework, and would like to enhance their clinical reasoning, interpersonal communication and dialogue using PRI terminology with other professionals as well as patients or clients, and application skills of the science of Postural Restoration® through one-on-one clinical education and mentorship with a PRC or PRT professional at a PRI Mini Residency Center.

The PRI Mini Residency Program website page is now up and running, and applications are being accepted! CLICK HERE to learn more about the PRI Mini Residency Centers that are currently accepting residents, application details, along with answers to questions that you might have. If after visiting this page, you still have questions about this program, please don't hesitate to contact me! Or, if you have questions for a PRI Mini Residency Center that you are interested in, you will find the contact information for each residency center on the "Residency Centers" tab of this page.

Posted October 6, 2021 at 4:58PM
Categories: Clinicians Science
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