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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!

Blog Posts in June 2011

Jennifer Poulin, PT, PRC sent us an article today that was published in the Lower Extremity Review magazine.

“There is a nice article on lower body mechanics of softball pitching.  I just read it and it is all about obtaining a neutral pelvis and powering the pitch with the glutes as well as the importance of lumbo-pelvic stability as a foundation of rehab and injury prevention in athletes.  Although the focus is on neutrality via the core not the hamstrings it does support a myokin model of securing the pelvis before the scapula can be in the proper position.”

You can read this article HERE!

Posted June 29, 2011 at 8:54AM
Categories: Articles

CLICK HERE to read Ron’s PRI movie review.

Posted June 28, 2011 at 8:57AM
Categories: Clinicians

We have had several individuals email us questions regarding the upcoming PRI Vision course in September.  I had an opportunity to sit down with Ron Hruska and Dr. Heidi Wise to go over your questions.  If you have other questions about the course, please contact us.  You can register for this course HERE!

Posted June 24, 2011 at 9:00AM
Categories: Courses Videos

CLICK HERE to watch Lori’s latest video blog.

Posted June 23, 2011 at 9:02AM
Categories: Clinicians

Check out this article that Mike Cantrell, MPT, PRC wrote on thoracic positioning and thoracic scapular stability.  You can read it HERE!

Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:05AM
Categories: Articles

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 9:08AM

Today we posted our first date/location for 2012. James Anderson will present Impingement & Instability at Brevard College in Brevard, NC on June 23-24, 2012. Please be reminded that prior attendance of both Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration are required. For those looking to complete these introductory courses in preparation for Impingement & Instability, you’ll want to keep in mind that Postural Respiration is coming soon to Boone, NC - July 23-24, 2011.

Watch for more 2012 courses to be posted to the website soon!

Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:15AM
Categories: Courses

It is with much excitement that we announce the Postural Restoration Institute credentialing process specifically designed for Athletic Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) has been selected as the designation to be awarded to ATs and CSCSs who attend the required courses and successfully complete an educational process of application and testing.

The induction of PRT began back in August 2010 with the formation of a Recognition Committee. We have now finalized the requirements, credentials, benefits, and application. Click HERE for more information.

Please contact me with any questions or to express your interest in applying for PRT this year. Ron Hruska is eager to work with the first class of PRT candidates in January 2012!

Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:12AM

I am excited to finally discuss the latest project that Ron Hruska and I have been working on.  We are creating new exercise CD’s that will compliment our coursework.  Because this is such a lengthy process, I have been keeping it quiet until I could see an end in sight.  The expected completion will be the end of summer.  The new CD’s will be a little different than what we have created in the past.  We have taken the time to break up each CD to reflect each specific course.  In addition to breaking up all of the activities we currently have to compliment each course, we are adding a ton of new ones.  Stay tuned for the completed project!

Posted June 15, 2011 at 9:18AM
Categories: Products

Our website page “Find a Provider” has been updated to include only those clinicians who have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC). These individuals have attended a required number of PRI courses and successfully completed testing of postural restoration concepts in written and practical format. We feel strongly that their achievement should be recognized and considered for patient referral and professional collaboration. Our previous list also included those who have attended at least two PRI courses and requested to be listed. While this has proven to be a valuable resource, it also has been difficult to determine the accuracy of the list and the level of Postural Restoration expertise of each individual clinician. Therefore, we will reserve this listing solely for those who have earned credentialing through our Institute.

Next year, this listing will be expanded to include Certified Athletic Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who earn the designation of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT). More details to come!

Posted June 14, 2011 at 9:20AM
Categories: Website
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