Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2016! 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. Thirteen Physical Therapists and two Physical Therapy Assistants 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, 174 professionals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

To view the photo album click HERE.

Back Row (L to R): Mike Cantrell, Andrew Consbruck, Josh Elrod, Josh Funk, Michael Ball, James Anderson, Tom Tardif, Front Row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Kasey Aikin, Amy Goehner, Kasha Stevenson, Amy Goddard, James Guzman, Anita Furbush, Tricia Athans, Emily Bavin, Sarah Luin, Alex Maag, Jennifer Platt

Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:20PM

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

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

Julie Blandin was recently interviewed for our Featured Interview section, and in this interview she talks about her career path and professional development and how she got involved in PRI. She also discusses a couple teasers for a new course that will be hosted for the fist time in 2015,  PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. Click  HERE to read the full interview.

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!
 

Last month, an article titled "Femoroacetabular Impingement: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Using Postural Restoration. Part 1" written by Jason Masek, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC was published in SportEx, a medical journal published in England covering topics of physical therapy and sports medicine. This is Part 1 of a three part series that Jason is authoring for the journal on this topic. 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.

CLICK HERE for a sneak peak of the article!

I had the opportunity to attend the PRI Integration for the Home class in Bismarck, ND on May 2-3 taught by James Anderson.  Given my current patient caseload of approximately 50% home health patients and the remaining 50% in an outpatient setting, it was an excellent and immediately applicable course with my patients.  The class itself is useful for both first-time PRI attendees and veteran students and PRC clinicians.  The course started with an updated and concise review of PRI principles in an easy to read, narrative form.  It is a well-written summary of the left AIC and right BC pattern, respiration, alternating gait, and neutrality.  James does a good job of clarifying many difficult topics and as usual, is engaging and entertaining.  The assessment section outlines several new tests that are easily performed with the geriatric population in a seated or sidelying position, identifying their ability to reciprocally rotate their ribcage and identifying the position of the pelvis and torso.  As many PRI clinicians know, it can be difficult to position our older patients to properly assess position with standard PRI tests.  The seated tests remove those obstacles, allowing the clinician to identify position and the ability of the patient to find and feel the variety of reference centers.  Included in the assessment portion of the class is an excellent summary of the influence of the left AIC pattern on the foot and ankle.  Among the new tests is the Seated Eversion with Hip Abduction Test, which is an assessment of the ankle strategies on one lower extremity compared with the other.  The class then included specific non-manual techniques used to address alternating reciprocal movements, restoration of ZOA, and activities to restore left and right leg function to improve bed mobility, transfers, balance, and gait function.  The class manual includes over 80 pages of new and updated exercises for the geriatric population in numerous positions with simplified instructions using a geriatric model.  Overall, this was a great class for clinicians working with patients of any age.  While the class is targeted towards the senior population, the techniques are applicable to all patients.  The clear benefit is the modification of some exercises to improve ease for the patients.  I highly recommend this course for all clinicians who are passionate about the PRI science.       

Jason Masek, ATC, CSCS, PT, PRC spoke at the 2015 NCSA Coaches Conference January 9 in Louisville, KY. He spoke about how posture begins with proper rib cage position, which leads to better breathing and ultimately, better athletic performance. He emphasized how the postural position that you start in will affect the position that you end in. Hyperinflation and how to manage athletes with this problem was also discussed. Watch the video HERE.

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.

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