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Written By: Dan Houglum

Impingement and Instability is my favorite course to attend and teach. It’s a bridge between the PRI Primary courses and the rest of the PRI Secondary and Tertiary courses. We discuss the application of the science of PRI in a clinical manner. My goal in teaching the course is to help you leave a better clinician.

We had a great group of attendees for the most recent version of I & I. This course is continually evolving and changing based on feedback we get, as well as the questions we get during the course. We had a great mix of very experienced clinicians, several PRI certified attendees, and several other who are relatively new to the science of PRI. It is a wonderful challenge to present the material that can be absorbed by someone who has taken the Primary courses, and go deep enough into the clinical weeds to satisfy those who have attended many PRI courses and have been using PRI clinically for many years.

This course is laid out to specifically address the thing that the body responds to the most: pressure. We go through the wealth of research behind the science of PRI, as well as lay out how and why the brain learns new movement strategies. We take the concepts from the PRI Primary courses and expand on them by linking them to pressure management. We spend a lot of time going through ground-based pressure management, as well as how to manage all of the human’s floors.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Loc Rao, PRC, Cody Gilliss, PRC, Alan Lee, PRC, and Jarrett Kolich, PRT. These are all great people, and I was honored to have them attend. Their questions were exceptional and helped drive the course. I really appreciate Rhiannon Dickison, DC, Elizabeth Markous, PT, Tara O’Brien PT, Daniel Loub, CSCS, and Nikki Smith, PTA. Their questions were vital to help us understand and re-state concepts for all of us. Thank you for slowing me down and helping all of us learn.

This course was re-written several years ago to better align with the neurological concepts of the rest of the PRI secondary and Tertiary courses, in addition to the Postural Respiration course. If you have taken the three Primary courses and want to learn how to apply PRI concepts at a more advanced level, then this course is for you. It is a gateway to the PRI Cervical Revolution, Cranial Resolution, Forward Locomotor Movement, and Voice Box Resonation courses. I hope to see you at Impingement and Instability later this year!

OrthoNebraska is adding a practicing Postural Restoration (PRI) Physical Therapist to our Therapy team! The Therapy team environment is fast paced and well organized in taking care of the needs of our orthopaedic community. Our top priorities are focusing on patient safety as well as patient satisfaction. Teamwork is paramount as we are dedicated to Always True in promoting trust, respect, understanding and engagement with all team members. If this sounds like the type of team and environment you want to be a part of apply today!

Position          Full-Time

Shift               Days

FTE / Hours   1.0 / 40 

Schedule        Mon – Fri  

Location:        Elkhorn, Omaha and Council Bluffs 

Department/Position Details/Duties:

Deliver high quality clinical care and customer service

Establish goals and treatment plans in collaboration with the patient, family members and healthcare team.

Provide treatment services in order to restore, maintain or improve patient functions.

Promote and advance the hospital’s vision to be the BEST through department initiatives and community outreach.

Develop and enhance the vision of the department with an emphasis on growth and program development.

Promote collaboration with referring physicians.

Offer clinical instruction to physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students.

Must be able and willing to collaborate with others as demonstrated by good listening skills, honest and respectful communication, and engaging in the process of reaching consensus when making decisions.

Displays flexibility and adaptability in order to provide patient education regarding their specific physical therapy treatment needs.

Ability to problem solve with patients, team and other departments within OrthoNebraska.

Position Requirements:


Graduate of an APTA approved program for physical therapy

Fully licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of Nebraska.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 60 days of hire.

Advanced clinical certification is a benefit

Postural Restoration Certification preferred


Experience in orthopaedics required.


This position is classified as Medium Work in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, requiring the exertion of 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. 

We are looking to hire a PRI-minded Physical Therapist in Austin, TX. 1:1 treatments and must have a desire to grow, new grads considered on a case-by-case basis, athletic background preferred.

Please apply here:

Job Title: Performance Physical Therapist

Job Summary:

Seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Physical Therapist to join Mind Body Physiotherapy. In this role, you will provide expert care to patients with general orthopedic conditions. Your proficiency in assessing, diagnosing, and treating will be instrumental in helping patients regain balance, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life.


  • Conduct comprehensive evaluations of patients including thorough assessments of medical history, symptoms, range of motion, balance, and functional limitations.
  • Develop personalized treatment plans based on individual patient needs, utilizing evidence-based interventions and techniques.
  • Implement therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and modalities to address pain management, restore joint mobility, and improve muscle strength and coordination.
  • Educate patients about their conditions, treatment options, and self-management strategies to promote long-term recovery and prevent future complications.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including orthopedic doctors, dentists, orthodontists, neurologists, and other healthcare professionals, to provide comprehensive care and optimize treatment outcomes.
  • Regularly monitor and reassess patients’ progress, adjusting treatment plans accordingly and documenting findings accurately.
  • Stay updated with the latest research, advancements, and best practices incorporating new knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, professional conferences to enhance clinical skills, and workshops to educate other providers about the physical therapy profession, and stay abreast of emerging trends.
  • Adhere to ethical and legal standards in patient care, ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent.


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Valid Texas state licensure or eligibility to obtain licensure as a Physical Therapist.
  • Interest in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD), Vestibular Therapy, Pelvic Health, or a background with Runners is a plus but not required. In-house training will be provided.
  • Strong experience in fitness and exercise programming
  • Proven experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with general orthopedic conditions.
  • In-depth knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint and the vestibular system and its disorders.
  • Familiarity with various treatment modalities, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, pain management strategies, and functional dry needling.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish strong relationships with patients
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Compassion, patience, and the ability to provide empathetic care to individuals experiencing pain, functional limitations, dizziness, and imbalance.
  • Must be detail-oriented and willing to learn.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated with the latest advancements.


$73,300 base yearly

25-30 patients/week

Bonus structure – make up to $85,300 yearly

1:1 patient care without overlap

Flexible schedule


Emphasis on work-life balance

Join the Mind Body Physio team and significantly impact the lives of patients seeking to improve their quality of life and return to doing the things they love while maintaining work-life balance. New grads will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Are a dedicated and skilled Physical Therapist ready to change the face of healthcare? We invite you to apply.

Job Type:


Salary: $73,300.00 – $85,300.00 per year


  • Continuing education credits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off

What a great weekend in Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque is really my home away from home. My wife is from Albuquerque and we have spent winter holidays with family down in the great state of New Mexico. Family, sunny skies, and amazing cycling have given Albuquerque a special place in my heart. It was so nice to grow my PRI family this past weekend in Albuquerque with such a great class.

Everyone seemed excited and ready to learn about patterns, positions, and posture. We learned how a left hamstring will help oppose the dominant neurological patterns and positions that have been our default as human beings. We learned how to engage a left IC adductor, a left anterior glute med, and a right glute max to balance out our “pickles” and provide a recipe for forward locomotion in a less dangerous and pathological way. Albuquerque is famous for balloons, so a PRI class in New Mexico would not be complete without utilization of PRI balloons to inhibit an AIC chain.

Anna helped us all appreciate some internal obliques and transverse abdominals to prevent us from being alligators. Jayson saved the day with an emergency trip to Office Depot for an essential projector cable. The “hamstring” of the projector! Caroline provided a pleasant southern twang narration while being a great example of a common left AIC presentation. The “Work Wives” up front were a joy to have in the front row and their excitement for the material was contagious. The “Sams” in the back contributed to fantastic dialogue and thought processes. I am excited for them for their PRI journey ahead. Hannah reminded us all of the importance of shifting left and right and why the patterns are not a bad thing. Patterns are our “friends” as long as we can alternate and reciprocate!

A big thanks to all who attended, especially the Presbyterian Healthplex “family” for being so welcoming, friendly, and allowing me to grow my New Mexico family of clinicians.

The ENT Institute just north of Atlanta was the location of the latest Cervical Revolution presented to a curious, question asking and enthusiastic group of PT’s, athletic training, fitness and soft tissue professionals.
One major emphasis of Cervical Revolution is on the brainstem specifically nerve and CSF flow at that highly neurologic articulation located at Atlas and the occipital bone.  When a neck is unable to maintain neutrality and oscillating function, especially at the craniocervical articulation or the occipital atlanto joints, a wide range of symptoms are likely to occur.  These symptoms can include hypotonia affected by the fusimotor system, neuralgia, inflammation, tinnitus, dizziness and hypertonia especially with stiffness of cervical musculature and headaches.

This is a short list of symptoms that can also mimic Chiari-like symptoms that can include all of the above with sleep apnea and sleep disorders.   One goal of this course is to identify and restore normal spinal coupling of the cervical region through testing and non-manual techniques for proper tri-planer function of the neck, cranium and occlusal system.  In this course, the neck is the primary driver of cranial strain patterns that can appear in a non-pathological or pathological presentation.  The cervical spine has a direct relationship with osteopathic descriptions of cranial position including temporal bone influence on the jaw.  The occlusal system also has a strong influence of not only the cranium and neck but the entire body. This is known as the stomatognathic system, and it has a significant influence on the entire axial skeleton.

The staff at The ENT Institute was so excited about attending this course since they see so many patients with the symptoms previously mentioned and can see the application of PRI into their daily practice.  It is always a pleasure for a faculty member to have so many intelligent questions and see so many “ah-ha” moments from students eager to learn a detailed, and at times, challenging to assimilate course!

Thank you very much to the staff at The ENT Institute including Allison, Jennifer, Niah, Miscelle, and Ann.  Thank you to Tassie for driving up from Warner Robbins, Mary Beth for all the great questions, Andy for your continuing journey, Danielle, Meghan, Roberta for your energy and last but not least, Kaitlin, for participating so well during lab.

Written By: Louise Kelley

We were honored this past weekend to present Cervical Revolution to attendees from multiple disciplines across the country and world wide.  Eleven countries were represented, reflecting the growing strong interest in Postural Restoration!

Cervical Revolution introduces to the attendee the immense impact that position and triplanar movement of the cervical spine and the occipital-atlas articulations have on the efficiency of movement patterns, such as walking and chewing, and on the patency of the foramen magnum, ensuring unimpeded flow of nerve tracts, blood, and cerebral spinal fluid and the health of the cranial nerves housed within the brain stem.

We introduce a new chain of muscles, the temporal-mandibular-cervical chain (TMCC) that, like the anterior chain and brachial chain, becomes overactive on one or both sides. Typically, activity of the right TMCC is in cahoots with the left AIC and right BC, further driving us to our right side for safety when upright against gravity.  Right TMCC overactivity is reflected in asymmetrical cervical test findings and asymmetrical faces and bites.

We spent extensive time discussing and coaching non-manual techniques (and one manual technique), some unique to this course and others borrowed from our primary courses, allowing us to appreciate their impact on the neck and cranium, not simply the pelvis and thorax.

We are grateful to those who asked questions and provided feedback following technique performance.  A special thank you to Ashley Kaploe, DDS, who offered her dental expertise to the occlusion discussions.  And thank you to our in-person lab avatars who greatly enhanced our understanding of tests and techniques: Kentaro Ishii, ATC, PRT; Ashley Kaploe; Emily Schulz, DPT; Kyle Shunkwiler, DC; and Shinri Suzukawa, PT, PRP.

It is my sincere wish that all attendees now have the confidence to begin assessing necks, faces, and smiles.  Your patients-clients will be the better for it!

The temporal bones mirror the ilia of the pelvis and should exhibit alternating internal and external rotation, depending on the leg you’re standing on.


Every three years we offer a summer PRT testing date, and this year it’s happening again on June 7-8th! The application deadline for consideration for testing in June is March 15th. 

To learn more about eligibility for PRT credentialing and to download the application, CLICK HERE!

What have other recent PRT credentialed providers shared about their experience with PRT credentialing

“The PRT credentialing process was an all around amazing experience and one of the best of my career.  First, going through the in-depth application process helps to challenge and grow your knowledge base and thought process while helping you to review and master so many details that go into the great science and practice of PRI.  You have no choice but to get better as you go through all of the steps.  Visiting the Institute and sitting for testing is an extremely rewarding experience that will test your thought process even farther.  Having the opportunity to work with and learn from brilliant people like Ron and Jen and other applicants is an experience that anybody should be excited and grateful to go through. If you love PRI, have been studying and practicing the science for awhile and want to take your understanding and ability to utilize principles and applications to the next level, then just do it and don’t look back!”
Nick Rosencutter, CSCS, LMT, NSCA-CPT, PRT

“Sitting for the PRT was the most fulfilling endeavor of my professional career. Having spent time in the private, collegiate, professional, and tactical settings, holding a graduate degree and 12 certifications through 11 organizations, and having participated in, contributed to, and organized both conferences and summits, this was unquestionably the most dense, challenging, and rewarding experience of my 14 years in the field. There is a lot of curiosity as to what the Postural Restoration Institute is and if the principles they espouse are applicable in the realm of performance. Put succinctly, the Postural Restoration Institute provides a universally applicable model of expression: a framework for how we navigate the world. Whether you want to better understand the myokinmatics of gait, bridge the gap between performance and rehabilitation, or begin exploring systemic integration, you will find direction in the Postural Restoration Institute’s paradigm. The opportunity to spend a weekend in a room with Ron, Jen, Dan, and the rest of the PRI family was well worth the cost of the application alone. For anyone considering the process, it is one I feel confident saying, you will not regret pursuing.” – Colin Kidwell, CSCS, PRT

“In a day and age where so many experiences are simply transactional, it is rare to have an educational experience where you feel “seen”. The PRT process was in many ways a therapeutic process in and of itself, just for that reason. The instructors were passionate, supportive, and welcoming. I cannot recommend this process enough. I walked away with a renewed passion for the science of PRI.” – Colby Mamigonian, CSCS, PRT

If you are considering applying for PRT Credentialing this year or if you have any questions, please email Jennifer Platt!

Earlier this month, at our annual Advanced Integration course, we presented the PRI Director’s Dedication Award to two very deserving individuals who have had such a positive impact on our Institute. The PRI Directors Dedication Award was established in 2012 to recognize individuals’ ongoing dedication to their advancement in PRI. Susan Henning and Joe Belding were the very first recipients of the PRI Director’s Dedication Award, back in 2012. And this year, we were so honored to present the PRI Directors Award to two of their colleagues, Lisa Mangino and Jean Massé. To date, we have presented this award to 20 individuals and an award recognition plaque, which is pictured above, is displayed at the Postural Restoration Institute® in Lincoln, Nebraska, recognizing each of the PRI Directors Dedication Award recipients.

Lisa Mangino and Jean Massé are physical therapists and colleagues, in Chapel Hill, NC. Lisa began her PRI journey 14 years ago, taking her first course (Myokinematic Restoration) in 2009 at the University of Duke, where she was employed. Not long after, in 2010, Jean Massé, who was influenced by co-workers and PRC therapists Susan Henning and Joe Belding at Advance Physical Therapy, completed her first PRI course. She went on to complete PRC credentialing in 2013.

Jean is a nationally recognized Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association, since 1999. She continues to be a regular speaker at the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Physical Therapy on the subject of scoliosis and chronic pain.

She and Lisa obtained the preliminary C1 and Advanced C2 Schroth scoliosis certification in 2013. They have been treating young and older people with scoliosis since.

Lisa completed PRC credentialing in 2014, the same year that she began working at Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill, with Susan, Joe and Jean. And, they have all worked alongside each other for the past 10 years.

Lisa’s passion is working with children, and as a pediatric therapist at Advance Physical Therapy, and the University of Duke Medical Center, she has touched the lives of so many children and families in her career. Her dedication to treating the child with neurological impairments led her to pursue certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), in 2009. Lisa obtained national recognition with her certification as a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association, in 2010.

Over the years, Lisa and Jean have attended 10+ Advanced Integration courses. In 2017, they began teaching day 4 of the Advanced Integration course, on Curvature of the Spine, alongside colleague and mentor Susan Henning. And it was such an honor to have them here teaching day 4 of this course again this year!

In addition to their involvement with day 4 of the Advanced Integration course, they also co-authored Chapter 7 titled “Postural Restoration: A Tri-Planar Asymmetrical Framework for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Scoliosis and Other Spinal Dysfunctions”, in the InTech open access book, “Innovations in Spinal Deformities and Postural Disorders”, back in 2017 with Susan Henning. And a couple years later, Lisa, Jean and Susan founded STRATER Scoliosis Institute, where they are dedicated to the education of physical therapy professionals for safe and effective treatment of scoliosis. Over the past 5 years, they have worked closely with PRI to receive permission to teach PRI copyrighted material in the STRATER level 1 and 2 courses. Katie Piraino, who is a PRC therapist, attended the STRATER level 2 course last month and emailed me shortly after. Her exact words were, “I just took the Strater Scoliosis 2 course. Only 15 participants, there should be 100’s they are so good!”

In addition to this dedication and involvement with education related to PRI and scoliosis, Lisa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours on course development over the past several years, including the former PRI Integration for Pediatrics affiliate course, and today’s Human Evolution course, which was taught for the first time in September 2022….and although it’s a relatively new course, it is already catching fire with PRINation.

In 2020, Lisa was also invited as an adjunct faculty member at High Point University, to teach a semester long selective course for Physical Therapy students titled, “Postural Restoration® – An Overview of Asymmetrical Human Movement”.

Congratulations to Lisa and Jean on such a deserving award!