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We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2015! 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. Twenty Physical Therapists and one Chiropractor earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, and Jennifer Platt earlier this week.

The Postural Restoration Institute established a 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, 159 professionals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

To view the photo album click HERE.

Pictured from left to right (back row): Mike Cantrell, Chad Moreau, James Anderson, Martin Higgins, Joe Cicinelli, Trevor Rappa, Connor Ryan, Lori Hefta; (second row) Jennifer Platt, Carolyn Weber, Joy Backstrum, Cathleen deSmet, Frank Mallon, Kari Koos, Christopher Roosa, Greg Spatz, Matthew Varca, Karen Hoyt, Ron Hruska; (front row) Nancy Hammon, Stephanie Irizarry, Carol Keren Cahn, Heather Carr, Jennifer Smart, and Manny Kim.

Posted December 10, 2015 at 9:30PM

At our annual Advanced Integration course this weekend, we presented the PRI Director’s Dedication Award to another very deserving colleague, Michal Niedzielski. This award was established in 2012 to recognize an individual’s ongoing dedication to their advancement in PRI. 
Michal attended his first course (Protonics) in 1998 in upstate New York, and since that time he has attended a total of 22 courses! He earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2007. In 2009, Michal taught one of the first international PRI courses, Myokinematic Restoration in his home country, Poland. Since then he has continued to teach courses in Poland nearly every year, and in the past two years, he has translated and taught the Postural Respiration and Pelvis Restoration courses as well! Thank you Michal for your ongoing dedication to the Postural Restoration Institute®, and congratulations on receiving the PRI Director’s Dedication Award!


 

Posted December 6, 2015 at 7:53PM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PRI!

We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th to celebrate the holiday with our families. We will return on Monday, November 30th.
 

Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:37PM

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

We are excited to announce yet another PRI primary course has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) for Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Postural Respiration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics (Live and Home Study) has been approved for EBP CEUs beginning August 20, 2015.

Postural Respiration (LIVE): 

BOC Approved EBP Provider #P2376-2031

This program has been approved for a maximum 15.0 hours of EBP Category continuing education.

Postural Respiration (HOME STUDY): 

BOC Approved EBP Provider #P2376-6

This program has been approved for a maximum 13.5 hours of EBP Category continuing education.

Posted August 20, 2015 at 9:41PM
Categories: Courses

It's that time of the year again! I just received my first PRC application in the mail! Reminder that the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) deadline is less than a month away, September 15th, and since it will likely be another large group, we will limit the credentialing program to the first 30 applicants. Two copies of each application (including full text of the articles used in the article review portion) must be mailed to PRI, and received by September 15th to be considered for testing this December.

Are you planning to apply this year? If you are preparing your application, and have any questions, please call or email me!

Posted August 17, 2015 at 9:12PM

Yesterday, we finished up day 2 of the first PRI course, Myokinematic Restoration held in Japan! The course was was taught by Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi and Kentaro Ishii, and there was a lot of excitement in the room, and the attendees left eager to take future PRI courses! It was a large course with 50 attendees, including Certified Athletic Trainers, PT's, OT's, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Judo Therapists, Jasa AT's, and other healthcare and fitness professionals. The course awarded CEU's through the BOC for Certified Athletic Trainers, and through NSCA Japan for Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Certified Personal Trainers. Thank you to Sy and Kenny for all of their hard work, passion and pride for PRI over the past year with translation of the manual, and training to teach this course. And, a big thank you to Takuto Kondo and Takashi Onuki for lab asssiting. The dream on taking PRI to Japan is now reality, and we are looking forward to the upcoming course this weekend in Tokyo, and additional courses in the next year!

Posted July 21, 2015 at 3:30AM

"Femoroacetabular impingement: Mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment options using Postural Restoration. Part 2" written by Jason Masek, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC has been published in SportEx. For more information or to purchase a copy of the article, please visit www.sportex.net. To receive 20% off your purchase of the article, you can use the coupon code: 20AUTHOR. Part 3 of this three part series will likely be published in October.

Posted July 14, 2015 at 2:18PM

Two weeks ago, we travelled to St. Louis, MO for the 66th Annual NATA Clinical Symposia & Expo. Matt and I had a great time meeting nearly 600 Athletic Trainers at our PRI booth. There is a lot of excitement for PRI in the Athletic Training field, especially having Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs for Myokinematic Restoration, and more courses to come!

I also had the opportunity to present at this conference for the first time. The topic of my presentation, "The Influence of Pelvis Position on Hamstring Injuries: To Stretch or To Strengthen" drew around 450 people into the room, with standing room only. For those who were unable to get into my presentation, they will have the opportunity to listen to it on the NATA Online CEU Center in the near future. I have also attached my presentation handouts HERE!

Dan Houglum, MSPT, ATC/L, PRC also presented at this year's conference. The title of Dan's presentation was "Asymmetrical Posture and Common Pain Related Syndromes". He also had a nearly full room, with Athletic Trainer's eager to learn more about PRI. Dan is also willing to share his presentation handouts, which I have attached HERE!

Posted July 9, 2015 at 7:59PM
Categories: Athletics Science

For those of you who haven't heard, PRI is expanding, and ground breaking for the new PRI Headquarters building took place today, with anticipated completion in early 2016! The building will be just across the parking lot from the current location. In addition to a larger office space, we will also be able to hold up to 120 people in our new, state of the art course space! Here are some ground breaking photos, along with the architectural drawing for the building design. I look forward to sharing more photos as progress continues!

Posted June 29, 2015 at 8:45PM
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