Postural Restoration Certified (PRC)

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

As the Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) Application Deadline of September 15th approaches I wanted to share some common questions I’m receiving…

Q: Despite having attended many PRI courses I’m not confident that I know the information well enough to pass an exam. Who could possibly understand it as well as Ron:) Any advice on preparing for this?
A: Your apprehension is shared by many who have successfully completed the PRC process! It’s important to keep in mind that the information tested is that from Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration and Advanced Integration courses.  Information from other PRI courses will definitely help advance your overall knowledge base and strengthen your application but the course information from these other courses is not specifically tested. The exam was created in 2004 and for the most part remains unchanged. So even as the science continues to evolve, the basic fundamentals are what is important to consider in preparing. One more thing to consider is that the PRC Application Process itself it designed to prepare you for PRC testing and the information that you’ll receive back from our Application Review Committee will have specific comments to assist you in preparing. The Committee will make an overall recommendation as to whether your application demonstrates your readiness for PRC.

Q: If I have previously attended the Advanced Integration course, is it necessary to repeat the course immediately prior to PRC testing?
A: No. You are not required to attend the Advanced Integration course again. If you would like to attend the course in preparation for testing, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fee. In years past, the Advanced Integration course has provided an opportunity for the PRC class to form relationships and friendships that last for many years to come. After the first day of the course, we introduce the PRC candidates to each other. From there it’s typical to see study groups forming in the evenings over coffee or even nights of dancing and music:)You can study and prepare for PRC together or socialize and build relationships with colleagues who share your passion for Postural Restoration! The course is an excellent opportunity to review and advance your understanding of integrative concepts as you prepare for the PRC process!

Q: I have not yet attended Advanced Integration but plan to in December. Can I also apply for PRC this year?
A: Yes. In this case, please indicate your intention to attend Advanced Integration in December on your PRC application. Keep in mind that we recommend a minimum of 2-3 years of PRI experience prior to applying for PRC.

Q: I will be submitting my PRC application this year. Should I go ahead and make travel arrangements?
A: No. Please wait until after the PRC Application Review process is complete. You will want to consider all Reviewer feedback prior to making a final decision about attending the PRC process in December. Your application review will be complete by October 15th allowing plenty of time for travel arrangements.

Please feel free to email me any additional questions you might have.

Posted June 17, 2011 at 2:08PM

Course requirements for Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) have recently been revised. The revision is due to addition of both Pelvic Floor Restoration and Impingement & Instability since the introduction of PRC in 2004. The analytical and clinical examination for PRC remains unchanged.

Required Courses: (Information from the following courses will be tested during the analytical and clinical examination.)
Myokinematic Restoration
Postural Respiration
Advanced Integration

In addition, choose one of the following courses: (Information from the following courses will not be tested, however, you must attend at least one of the course below to be eligible to apply.)
Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration
Pelvis Restoration
Impingement & Instability

Applications are due September 15, 2011. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:12PM

Last weekend, more than 20 Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Therapists gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 3rd National PRC Conference! The conference was deemed a great success and included the following presentations:

Jen Poulin - Importance of the Glute Med
Lori Thomsen - Interdisciplinary Integration and Vision Update; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & New PRI Tests
Mike Cantrell - Postural Respiration Updates and Algorithms
James Anderson - Gait: Inhibition or Delay
Gibbie Duval, Jacob Wurth and J.R. Epley - Keynote Speakers on PRI in Strength & Conditioning

It was a great time of networking and sharing our passion for PRI!

Posted February 22, 2011 at 4:30PM
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