Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

Check out this newly released article by Emily Soiney, titled "Taking Yoga to the Next Level-Postural Restoration-Inspired Yoga for the Athlete: The Frontal Plane". Emily is also busy preparing for the first PRI Integration for Yoga affiliate course which will be held in Portland, OR on September 13-14th! Additional seats have just been opened for this course, so if you are interested in attending be sure to reserve your seat today. CLICK HERE to register!

Christy Peterson (PRC) and I gave a riding clinic April 6 and 7 at her facility (Riverside Physical Therapy) in Ord, Nebraska.  This was an ideal setting, because Christy’s facility is located on her farm which has an outdoor arena for riding.  Participants trailered their horses in from the surrounding area.  All were competitive riders (mix of Western and English disciplines), some of whom were competing at the World level.

After PRI evaluation and treatment, followed by some PRI-based exercises designed specifically for riders, each rider saddled up!  They were tasked with integrating what they learned off-horse to on-horse…challenging but powerfully effective.  Riders must be able to move their seat, arms/hands, and legs independently of each other in order to guide and lead the horse successfully and perform well.  This requires extraordinary body awareness, subtle controlled movements, and centering to the ground (not the horse) atop a powerful animal that has its own asymmetries.  Riding is a complex sport and often referred to as an artform.

It has been my experience over the past 3 years that many of the cues traditionally used by riding trainers are misinterpreted by riders and promote an extension pattern.  I cringe when I hear these particular cues:  “sit tall”, “chest up”, “shoulders back”.  Interestingly, a term that both Christy and I use to highlight and promote flexion for riders is the word “collection”.  Riders know and understand this term, because it is used to describe a state of posture and movement of the horse.  “Collection”: moving back to front; getting hind legs under the belly for powerful movement, balance, and control; top line of the horse lengthened and bottom line shortened.  So, when we get a rider into an All-Fours position, a 90-90 Hip Lift, or a Supported Standing Wall Reach and ask them to “collect”, they will instinctively reach their knees forward with a posterior tilt of the pelvis to “move from behind” and activate their hamstrings.  Pretty cool!  It is also a helpful cue for the seated posture of riders in their saddles…lumbopelvic flexion with the front of the hips open. 

Christy and I both learned from working with each other, and the participants seemed to appreciate the dual point of views.  We are in the process of planning more clinics, since we had such a positive response.  Each participant received an individualized 2-hour session with both Christy and I. 

I hope to extend these types of clinics across the country…beginning with NE, MD, VA, PA, NC.  If you are interested in hosting one of these types of clinics, please contact me at Lilla@MovementControlSpecialists.com or visit www.EmpoweredRider.com.

Posted by Lilla Marhefka (PRT).

Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC was featured in this month's issue of Training and Conditioning. If you received your issue in the mail, be sure to check out Michael's article titled "Finding Balance" on pages 28-33, or CLICK HERE to access the online version. The hard copy however features photos which do not accompany the online version, and is a great resource for clinicians and patients as well. Great job Michael!

If interested, you can sign up for a free subscription to this publication, Training and Conditioning.

Emily Soiney, PT, DPT, CST, RYT, PRC recently had an article "Taking Yoga to the Next Level - Postural Restortion-Inspired Yoga for the Athlete: The Sagittal Plane" published in the Performance Conditioning newsletter. This article is the first of a series of articles that will be published by Emily in the Performance Conditioning newsletter. If you are interested in how Emily integrates Postural Restoration™ with Yoga, be sure to check out this great article!

Emily will also be teaching the first PRI Integration for Yoga affiliate course in Portland, OR on September 13-14, 2014. To register for the two day course, CLICK HERE!

Click HERE to check out pictures from the PRC class of 2013!

Posted December 17, 2013 at 8:32PM

We are excited to announce and congratulate the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Class of 2013! PRS 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-six PT's and PTA's earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska, James Anderson, Mike Cantrell, and Jennifer Gloystein.

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. Certification is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists 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 123 Therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).

Pictured from left to right are:(back row) James Anderson, Libby Campbell, Adam Van Nortwick, Tate Van Houten, Zach Hawthorne, Jon Schultz, Keitaro Abe; (middle row) Mike Cantrell, Luanne Gerhardt, Jamie Lochner, Tara Osborne, Lisa Kelly, Chad Rainey, Justin Kral, Erin Roosa, Cindy Anderson, Jason Hogan, Chris Krull; (front row) Jennifer Gloystein, Josefin Shakya, Evie Russell, Jean Masse, Adrian Baker, Tina Haiser, Ben Sudbeck, Heather Jenny, Betsy Baker-Bold, Cindy Rice, Brittany LaFountaine, and Ron Hruska.

Posted December 11, 2013 at 8:00PM

Julie Blandin, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC was featured this week in a 2nd interview with Joe Heiler on SportsRehabExpert.com. This was a follow-up to the webinar that she presented on SportsRehabExpert.com in May.

CLICK HERE to access Julie's most recent interview (if you are not a member, you can do a trial session). You might also want to check out some other interviews and articles about PRI on SportsRehabExpert.com, featuring: Ron Hruska, Neil Rampe, Michael Mullin and Kevin Neeld.

The PRC/PRT quarterly update email has been sent, so please check your email!

This is one of the best weeks of the year in PRI. It's so exciting to see all the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) applications that have been rolling in over the past week, and continue to do so! I am anticipating our biggest PRC class yet! Thanks to everyone who has applied. You will receive feedback from the review committee within 4-6 weeks.

Posted September 16, 2013 at 3:22PM

If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the webinar provided by Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC on SportsRehabExpert.com or StrengthCoach.com. The webinar is titled "Applying PRI-Specific Corrective Exercises For An Improved Functional Foundation". 

Posted September 9, 2013 at 8:54PM
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