Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

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 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 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.

What do a patient with POTS in California, a patient with pelvic floor pain and TMD in Virginia, a patient with dizziness and migraine headaches in Kansas and a patient with chronic back pain and leg weakness in Washington have in common?   

They each came to Lincoln, NE to be engaged with our PRIME program at the Hruska Clinic within the last month.  To learn more about our PRIME program and to see if we can help you check out our website HERE

Keep on the lookout for more information as we look forward to sharing our unparalleled success stories of integration with you!

Doug Kechijian, PT, PRC was on the Robb Wolf podcast recently to discuss the relationship between PRI methodology, movement variability, and adaptation to training. Follow Doug on Twitter here.

I just received my first PRC application in the mail! Reminder that the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) deadline is September 15th, and since it will likely be another large group, we have limited the credentialing program to the first 30 applicants.

If you are preparign your application, and have any questions, please call or email me!

Posted August 4, 2014 at 3:46PM

It's that time of year again.....summer is flying by and Fall is just around the corner which means that the deadline for PRC and PRT applications are as well! Postural Restortaion Certified (PRC) applications are due on September 15th, and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) applications are due on October 15th.

Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing is available for PT's, PTA's, OT's and Chiropractors, and Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) credentialing is available for Athletic Trainers (with Certification through the BOC) and Strength and Conditioning Coaches (with CSCS Certification through the NSCA or SCCC Certification through the CSCCa).

To download the PRC application, click here!
To download the PRT application, click here!

Please note that both credentialing programs will be limited to the first 30 applicants, so we do recommend submitting your application early. If you have any questions, please email me!

It is with much excitement that we announce that chiropractors are now eligible to apply for the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program. This discussion began several years ago, and with an increase in interest from the chiropractic community more recently, the PRI Board of Directors made the decision to extend an invitation to chiropractors to apply for the PRC credentialing program. The Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing program began in 2004 and since that time, 123 physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapist assistants have been PRC credentialed.

CLICK HERE to view the PRC requirements and to download an application. PRC applications are due on September 15th, and is limited to the first 30 applicants. PRC testing takes place in Lincoln on December 8-9th, following our Advanced Integration course.

If you are interested in applying for PRC or if you have any questions about the credentialing program, please feel free to email me!

The 2nd Quarter PRC and PRT Updates email has been sent out today. If you are a PRC or PRT, please check your email for the latest PRI news and updates. If you didn't receive the email, please email me!

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