Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

Thanks to Josh Olinick for sending us this email…

Just in case you guys don’t have this yet…(I keep realizing {and envying} the brilliance)

Vitruvius, the architect, says in his work on architecture that the measurements of the human body are distributed by Nature as follows that is that 4 fingers make 1 palm, and 4 palms make 1 foot, 6 palms make 1 cubit; 4 cubits make a man’s height. And 4 cubits make one pace and 24 palms make a man; and these measures he used in his buildings. If you open your legs so much as to decrease your height 1/14 and spread and raise your arms till your middle fingers touch the level of the top of your head you must know that the centre of the outspread limbs will be in the navel and the space between the legs will be an equilateral triangle.

The length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height.

From the roots of the hair to the bottom of the chin is the tenth of a man’s height; from the bottom of the chin to the top of his head is one eighth of his height; from the top of the breast to the top of his head will be one sixth of a man. From the top of the breast to the roots of the hair will be the seventh part of the whole man. From the nipples to the top of the head will be the fourth part of a man. The greatest width of the shoulders contains in itself the fourth part of the man. From the elbow to the tip of the hand will be the fifth part of a man; and from the elbow to the angle of the armpit will be the eighth part of the man. The whole hand will be the tenth part of the man; the beginning of the genitals marks the middle of the man. The foot is the seventh part of the man. From the sole of the foot to below the knee will be the fourth part of the man. From below the knee to the beginning of the genitals will be the fourth part of the man. The distance from the bottom of the chin to the nose and from the roots of the hair to the eyebrows is, in each case the same, and like the ear, a third of the face.

The preceding is the complete translation of the text accompanying Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man. It is actually a translation of Vitruvius, as Leonardo’s drawing was originally an illustration for a book on the works of Vitruvius.

Check out the latest blog story written by Jennifer Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC on treadmills and television.  Click HERE!

Posted December 21, 2011 at 7:11PM

The 4th Annual PRC/PRT Conference will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference follows Interdisciplinary Integration and will be held at the Postural Restoration Institute. 

If you have earned the designation of PRC or are scheduled to complete the PRT credentialing process in January then this conference is for you!

Please contact Liz McCulley to sign-up, request to present, or share your ideas for presentation topics. The PRC conference is planned by a group of PRC volunteers each year.  This year’s committee includes Liz McCulley, Scott Pruitt, Raulan Young, and Jen Poulin.

One of our newest PRC clinicians, Jen Gloystein, DPT, ATC, PRC, wrote a blog on the importance of exhalation.  You can read it HERE!

Posted December 8, 2011 at 7:18PM

I am honored to announce today the Postural Restoration Certified class of 2011. PRC 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 both clinical and analytical testing.  To date, 79 therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska and James Anderson.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this certification process in 2004 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®.  Certification is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists who have completed the requirements.

PRC therapists offer a unique approach to physical medicine called Postural Restoration. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Manual and non-manual techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

Congratulations!

Pictured from left to right (front row: Jon Hupp, Karen Taylor Soiles, Michael Mullin, Alanna Cooley, Kathy Metzger, second row: Lori Thomsen, Scott Kosola, Louise Kelley, Jeanne DeKrey, Jennifer Gloystein, Sarah Petrich, Janie Ebmeier, Ron Hruska, third row: Joe Pope, David Drummer, Aaron DeBord, Stephanie Boespflug, Christie Thames, back row: James Anderson, Sean Fitzgerald, Kurt Weidauer, Josh Olinick).

Posted December 6, 2011 at 7:23PM

Check out our latest interview with Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC by clicking HERE!

Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:33PM

In this video, Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC discusses how devices such as the Power Lung could help your physical therapy program!  You can order the Power Lung HERE!

Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:40PM

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for Postural Restoration Certification (PRC)!

The application review process was completed on Friday and all applicants should now have received email notification of the feedback from our PRC Application Review Committee. If you did not receive this email, please contact me. We look forward to the educational process of PRC testing, scheduled for December 5-6.

Each year the process of PRC review is one that I personally find very gratifying, and this year was no exception. We received a record number of applications which demonstrate the passion and interest that so many therapists have for the PRI science. In turn, the reviewer feedback from our Committee of individuals who themselves have earned the designation of PRC, reaffirms the growth and excitement that we continue to see through this unique mentorship opportunity that is the application review.

Also, I would like to thank those who applied for our new credential of PRT!  The application review process for PRT is now underway. Please expect to receive your completed review on or before November 15th. The educational testing process of PRT is scheduled for January 9th. It is with much anticipation and excitement that we prepare for the first class of individuals to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT).

Check out the newest interview with PRC therapist, Joan Hanson!

Posted September 30, 2011 at 9:14PM

The 2012 annual PRC conference has been scheduled!  The conference will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday April 21, 2012.  If you are a certified clinician and plan on attending this course, please contact Elizabeth McCulley!  Hope to see you there!

Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:35PM
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