Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

I received the first Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) application for 2013 in the mail today, and I must say even I was a bit surprised to have one arrive so early! Although, PRC applications are not due until September 15th, it is never too early to begin working on the application process.

Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) applications are due on October 15th. If you too have begun working on your application during this wintery spring weather, and have any questions, please email me!

Faculty member and PRC therapist Lori Thomsen was featured in a cycling podcast by USA Cyclist George Thomas last night. George was introduced to Lori’s cycling articles by a physical therapist he was seeing for a cycling related injury in Colorado, and wants to share Lori’s knowledge with Postural Restoration. CLICK HERE to listen to Lori’s podcast interview on cycling integration. Also, stay tuned, as Lori will continue being a guest on the podcast station over the next couple months!

Check out the new featured interview with Carrie Langer, MPT, ATC, PRC! Carrie was a member of the first Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) class in 2004, and is co-owner of Kinetic Physical Therapy Institute in Woodbury, Minnesota. Although, there are challenges that come with running a private, outpatient clinic in today’s world of healthcare, Carrie states “there is not a day that goes by in which we (Karen and I) regret our decision.”

To read the full interview, CLICK HERE!

Josh Olinick, DPT, MS, PRC has begun writing about the pelvic-calcaneal relationships seen in PRI. CLICK HERE to read the first segment of a three part series where he discusses the sagittal plane. Josh did a great job with this article and his illustrations help differentiate what is occurring in the right foot vs. left foot in a Left AIC patterned individual. Stay tuned for part two (frontal plane) and three (transverse plane) of this pelvic-calcaneal relationship series!

Double X Science, an online science magazine for women, recently posted a story which features PRC therapist’s Kristen Spencer and Louise Kelley. The story titled “Pregnancy 101: It Hurts Where?” discusses post-pardum pregnancy pain, and how physical therapy, including Postural Restoration to address pelvis asymmetry can prevent or eliminate pregnancy-related pelvic pain.

Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:50PM

We are excited to announce that Rich Tenney, Kyndall Boyle and Aaron DeBord have collaborated together to publish an article in the Physiotherapy Canada journal! We are excited to share this article, Influence of Hamstring and Abdominal Muscle Activation on a Positive Ober’s Test in People with Lumbopelvic Pain. Congratulations on your hard work and thank you for your dedication in helping to educate others about the science of Postural Restoration through journal publication!

Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:04PM

Recently, two PRC therapist’s spent time integrating with and educating groups of dentists across the country. Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC presented at a Dental Conference in Atlanta, GA in November, while Kathy Johnson, PT, PRC recently had the opportunity to spend a couple weeks at the Pankey Institute in Florida, serving as guest faculty for their TMD II course. Kathy provided this blog entry on New Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Integration. Kathy’s comments in this blog reflect the openness many dentists have regarding the need to balance oral function and posture. The neck and the mandible compensate for functional malocclusion, just as the teeth accommodate for cervical-cranial unilateral patterns of function. Without obtaining, recognizing and achieving cervical-cranio-mandibular neutrality, as the neuro-muscular adaptation to unfamiliar occlusion is established, both the dentist and the physical therapist outcomes will be challenging at best. Maintaining a PRI reference between offices is highly recommended. These two professions have so much in common where and when neuro-muscular position and postural influences are considered. Thank you Mike and Kathy for your efforts in integrating PRI with these groups of dentists! - Ron

Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:22PM

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.

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