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Welcome to the Postural Restoration Community! This is where you will read the latest industry news, hear about upcoming events, find helpful deadline reminders, and view a plethora of additional resources regarding our techniques and curriculum. The great part about it is--not only can you can view the entries we post, you can also post about the things that matter to you. Did you find an interesting article about a technique you learned in one of your courses? Do you have a patient case study you want to share with other professionals? Simply click "Submit an Entry" and follow the easy steps towards getting your information published in the PRI Community!

"Virginia is for (PRI) lovers". The state slogan fit in perfectly this weekend at fellow PRC Julie Blandin's beautiful clinic, Thrive Proactive Health. Craig Depperschmidt, DPT, PRC and myself tag teamed teaching Myokinematic Restoration to a room full of PTs, ATCs, LMTs, personal trainers, a DC, and even a PA. There wasn't a dull moment all weekend and the energy was contagious from the attendees. Our first day was full of "learning the PRI lingo" and basics of the left AIC pattern as well as the influence it has on the position of the lumbo-pelvic-femoral complex. We ended the day with lab and using 5 tests to determine the position of the left and right pelvis starting with the Adduction Drop Test. The second day was up and moving (literally) as half of the day was spent in lab using the Hruska Adduction and Abduction lift tests to help determine treatment. We went through the myokinematic hierarchy techniques and inhibition techniques along with the rationale for each. All in all, it was an excellent weekend with PRI enthusiasists!

Posted August 18, 2022 at 11:35AM
Categories: Courses Science

Every PRI course has its own unique flavor, and the major reason for that is the attendees. We had a unique blend of movement specialists for this recent Myokinemtatic Restoration course. Many times, upwards of 80-90% of the attendees have not taken a PRI course before, and usually the remaining attendees may have had a prior PRI course, but not Myokin. What made this course unique was most of the attendees had taken a PRI course prior to this one, and for a few folks, they had taken many PRI courses. It was a treat to have Skip George, DC, PRC, PRI Faculty in attendance. Skip's point of view was exceptionally helpful, as he is able lend a chiropractor's perspective to PRI since we had another chiropractor in attendance. It was an honor to have Lucy Yu, DPT, LMT, in attendance.

Lucy wrote a fantastic article regarding PRI and evidence based practice (EPB), and it is in the back pocket of every Myokin manual. I have seen her name many, many times, and read her paper many times as well. She was kind enough to spend a few minutes discussing her paper and how, by any criteria, PRI meets the standard of EBP. It was a wonderful conversation, and further strengthens the science of PRI by demonstrating its absolute support by research.

Craig Depperschmidt, DPT, PRC, and Jason Miller PT, PRC, are training to teach Myokin, and they did an incredible job. When learning a new concept, it is helpful to hear several different perspectives surrounding the topic, as different perspectives often allow the material to resonate more easily with more people. We were blessed to have three speakers for this course, lending clinical experience, as well as personal perspective to the material. It's not often that the live attendees receive almost one-on-one attention during our labs, but that's essentially what we had with three instructors and four live attendees. Myokin is roughly one-third lab time, so our in-person attendees were able to experience all of the tests and non-manual techniques on themselves several times during lab.

My thanks to our live attendees, and their willingness to learn, ask questions, and allow us to use them for demonstration. Their attendance helped the learning process for the live stream attendees, in lab as well as in demonstration. We are very thankful to Angela Marchant, JJ Miranda, Paul McMahon, and Gabrielle Williams-Hubbard. We know you all came a long distance to be with us, and we greatly appreciate your attendance.

And it was Jason Miller's birthday! It was an honor that Jason was willing to spend his birthday weekend helping to teach the science of PRI. It was probably a wise decision on his part to not let any of us know that it was his birthday during the course. There is a small chance we would have called him Birthday Boy the entire weekend. Despite that lost opportunity, this was a very unique and memorable course.

Posted July 21, 2022 at 10:03AM
Categories: Courses Techniques Science

On August 19th at 1pm CT, Ron Hruska will be hosting a free 90-minute webinar presentation on the topic of "Mandibular Temporal Latero-Rotary Movement Influence on Palatal, Occlusal, Glossal and Podal Orientation".

This presentation will outline the musculature that is responsible for ideal paired temporal, palatine and palate bone position and function. A review of the intra-oral and extra-oral latero-trusive anatomy responsible for alignment of the pharynx, width of the oral cavity, developmental adaptations of the floor of the mouth, buccal to buccal occlusion, and stomato-plantar pressure will be offered. Relationship of common mal-adaptation and mal-occlusal patterns associated with homolateral mandibular hyperactivity will be discussed.

If you are a dentist, or movement specialist who is working together with a dentist as an interdisciplinary team, you will not want to miss this free webinar! Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who might be interested in attending.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat today!

Posted July 19, 2022 at 2:08PM
Categories: Science

Thrive Proactive Health in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA is looking for a PRI educated therapist or trainer passionate about Postural Restoration. Ideal candiate is hard working, enjoys working on a team, and has an intense desire to learn and expand their knowledge. 

Apply online or email resume and cover letter to thrivevb@gmail.com

Thrive is an interdisciplinary practice that specializes in a variety of rehab and self care modalities including Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Cupping, Breathing Therapy, Postural Restoration, Restorative Fitness, Small Group Personal Training, Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine and Physical Therapy. We are currently looking for a Licensed Physical Therapist who is hard working and passionate about their craft, and has an intense desire to learn and expand their knowledge. 

This position has flexibility as well as leadership growth opportunity for those interested. Part Time or Full Time work may be available. Full time Benefits include: Continuing Education, Medical, Dental & Vision, 401K, Direct Deposit, Paid Vacation, Employee Discounts, and Sign on Bonus. 

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While we incorporate many tools and therapies to help our clients and patients. Postural Restoration (PRI) is a specialty that many of our staff members are trained in, and we are a certified Postural Restoration Center.  If you do not have extensive experience in Postural Restoration, we are willing to train and invest in any team member that is committed to growing in our organization. We are a close knit, hard-working, result orientated team that enjoys helping people get well and keep moving!

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Learn more about Thrive online and look for us on social media @thriveproactivehealth

Posted July 12, 2022 at 9:00AM

Dynamic Life Therapy & Wellness is a private wellness clinic in Columbus, Nebraska offering PT, OT, massage therapy and fitness and yoga classes. We are seeking a Physical Therapist to join our team. We are an award-winning clinic for our excellent patient outcomes practicing innovative, progressive care. We have a strong clinical team specializing in Postural Restoration to keep our patients healthy at home and in the workforce. We believe in one-on-one patient centered care individualized to each patient’s needs and abilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Providing interpretation of prescriptions, performing an initial evaluation, and establishing a treatment plan with functional goals and treatment progression with discharge planning documented in a timely, compliant manner using web based EMR

• Periodic communication to physicians

• Supervision of PTA when applicable

• Responsible for establishing and developing professional relationships with referral sources and the community including, but not limited to, physicians, PAs, occupational therapists, chiropractors, case managers, community service groups, etc.

• Complete all licensing and compliance standards as required

Expectations:

• Great patient care and service

• A positive, self-motivated attitude

• Lifelong learner and educator

• A passion for your profession and your patients

We offer:

• Competitive salary

• Paid CEUs and training

• No weekends or holidays

• Retirement and disability insurance benefits

If you are looking for a friendly, flexible workplace that is invested in helping you be the PT you want to be, we look forward to visiting with you. Preference for a therapist trained in Postural Restoration but willing to train. Please apply through whatever means you found this ad. More information about our clinic at dynamiclifetherapy.com.

Work Remotely: No

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time

Pay: $35.00 - $45.00 per hour

For more information, please email livewell@dynamiclifetherapy.com

Posted July 6, 2022 at 8:45AM

LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT – IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING IN WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA
**Now Accepting Applications from New Grads, Upcoming Grads, and Clinicians with Previous Experience**

The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Wellness became Postural Restoration Certified Center in 2008 and we are the only Postural Restoration Certified Facility in the state. We’re proud to have served Middle Georgia and the community at large as an independently owned clinic and wellness facility for over 30 years!

What makes the Cantrell Center a great place to work?
We are a collaborative environment, where patient care is paramount and each team member’s gifts and experiences blend to create an atmosphere of integrity and encouragement. As part of our team, you will work side-by-side with like-minded and dedicated colleagues, while enjoying the opportunity to build your own career.

We believe every patient has unique needs and concerns and those are best addressed one-on-one. NO COOKIE-CUTTER treatments.

Located in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Cantrell Center is located in the Middle of the state! Just a quick drive to Atlanta or the beach, Warner Robins offers convenience to any interest without the crime rate and elevated costs of a larger city.  Visit the website of Robins Regional Chamber for more information about the city of Warner Robins.

WE OFFER:
- A Work/Life Balance
- Outstanding work environment
- Commitment to clinical excellence
- Team atmosphere
- Ethical standards
- Constant training and learning
- An excellent mentoring program for new hires – especially for new grads
- Competitive salary and benefits package

To learn more about why our staff of 30+ calls the Cantrell Center "home", connect with us online:
•  LinkedIn
•  Facebook
•  Instagram
•  Learn about our Annual Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run

If you would like more information or are interested in setting up a time to shadow and interview, please send your resume and cover letter to Jen Zamora at pr@cantrellcenter.com.

Posted June 30, 2022 at 1:32PM

Huntington Beach was the location of the California Chiropractic Association’s (CalChiro) annual sports symposium on May 21-22. There were a wide range of topics including shoulder diagnosis to sports psychology to treating Marfan’s patients and then on to several approaches of functional movement specialties for rehabilitation and sport performance in a chiropractic practice.


I had the privilege of representing the Postural Restoration Institute and the topic presented was on the “The Two Roles of the Diaphragm in Chiropractic, Rehabilitation and Sport Performance”. This topic with lecture and lab had an enthusiastic response and many of the attendees that had taken a PRI course before were “fired up” to learn more. Those who had never heard of PRI or were unfamiliar with our approach were very curious to learn more especially regarding the thoracic diaphragm, breathing in sport performance and pelvic floor dysfunction.


This was the first time PRI was represented along with DNS and SFMA in the same venue at a chiropractic symposium. I got to know Michael Rintala, D.C. who teaches for DNS and Greg Rose, D.C. who developed the SFMA and it was a pleasure to get to know these two highly dedicated and competent practitioners on a personal and professional level.

 
I was more than thrilled to represent PRI to progressive chiropractors open to having an integrated practice approach. It was also a thrill to have Drs. Rintal and Rose in attendance to share more of what PRI can offer regardless of one’s practice approach. I enjoyed learning more about DNS and refreshing my knowledge of the SFMA. In addition, this weekend was a treat for me to see my colleagues and friends Drs. Richard Cheung and Jeff Tucker who were both, in part, responsible for my journey into PRI certification and ultimately into becoming a faculty member. I will always be grateful for their support.


And last, this past weekend was the 10th anniversary of taking my first PRI course, Postural Respiration, and what a meaningful journey it has been!       

Posted June 29, 2022 at 3:36PM
Categories: Science

It is not often that almost an entire group of course attendees are not only new to PRI but nearly the entire group is new to Postural Respiration. In addition, a large number of the course attendees where affiliated with the host site and staff at the University of California at Davis sports medicine department. The combination of new course attendees and the cohesive group from UC Davis made for an entire group experience that this faculty member will remember for a long time!


Respiration is the heart and soul of PRI and how we manage pressure sense neurologically is a post graduate subject that this group new to PRI grasped immediately.  For new students there where questions through out the weekend that re-enforced all of the concepts of this course and the basics of PRI.  Everyone of us can remember their first course and how daunting a "paradigm shift" can be.  This group of students shared this shift in a step-by-step journey into the wonders of this course where it appeared that all were pulled along by each other in this endeavor to learn.  Was it and is it always daunting for new students to be introduced to PRI for the first time or to a new course?  Yes but the energy and attention held throughout the weekend was impressive to say the least!  And, the UC Davis team now can share, practice and grow in their PRI journey together to provide care to their athletes and each other.  I look forward to returning to Davis one day and to see this community of professionals grow in taking all of the primary courses and moving on to secondary and tertiary courses in the future.  Thank you much to Melissa, Sammatha, Doug, Lisa and the entire UC Davis Sports Medicine Team for hosting. 

Posted June 16, 2022 at 4:35PM
Categories: Courses Science

I always like travelling back to the Northeast especially when I get a chance to teach in Boston. This trip was extra special as I was able to bring my girls and husband with me for the weekend and a little extended getaway for me! The girls have grown up with PRI and it is fun to watch them (not medical) be able to identify a pattern in the way someone walks!

I had the pleasure of mentoring one of our new faculty members Jason Miller. Jason and I taught the course together. Even though the Celtics did not win on Sunday night, I'd say his performance was a slam dunk. This class was not much different demographically speaking from most Myokinematic of the Hip and Pelvis that I have taught over the years. Most attendees were taking their first course and some had taken multiple. The cool part was everyone had some exposure to the science and were eager to learn the why behind what we were doing with the PRI methods. We explored patterns, how it changed position and could result in pain or decreased performance. Speaking of performance,  I was also fortunate to have Eric Menchi as a lab assist. Eric has been around PRI for awhile and was able to provide insight as to how he applies PRI science with his personal training clients. Jae from Northeatern also spoke to the application of the Northeastern Athletes in both the training room and how they integrate with the strength and conditioning staff.


Let me say this to those that are struggling. The struggle is real and PRI is not an easy science. It makes you think long and hard about what your patient is doing and how they are compensating whether that is good or bad. It is our mission to help our patients clients and athletes to better movement with less pain and of course better function! This course provides the new learner a gateway to apply and progress following algorithms that have stood the test of time. It was pleasure to mentor Jason and teach a room full of enthusiatic learners the science of PRI and yes, I did my best to stay on topic with the hip!

Posted June 13, 2022 at 4:18PM

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship application deadline is just a few days away. If you are interested in applying, please make sure your essay is emailed to Jennifer Platt by June 15th!

This $2000 full scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. To apply, please submit a scholarship essay sharing your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship.

All essays will be reviewed by the PRI Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient of the $2000 full scholarship does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing within the year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications each year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.

If you have any questions with the PRI Credentialing Scholarship, or any questions with the PRC or PRT credentialing process in general, please contact me!

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