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Blog Posts in July 2015


The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is now interviewing for a Licensed Physical Therapist.  We are a Postural Restoration Certified Facility and you will work with and learn from the very best!                      

**Spring 2015 graduates may apply**      

The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is proud to have served Middle Georgia and the community at large for over twenty years, as an independently owned clinic and wellness facility. Our expert services and individualized programs for our patients and clients have made us the number one outpatient rehabilitation facility in the region.  Patients and athletes travel from across the southeast, all areas of the country, and even Europe to take advantage of our unique services and unmatched expertise.

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.


  • A Work/Life Balance -- We understand that you have a family outside of work.
  • Outstanding work environment – Beautiful, clean, state-of-the-art facility! A fun, positive atmosphere!
  • Commitment to clinical excellence - You'll learn from the best!
  • Team atmosphere - Our employees care about each other!
  • Ethical standards - We have a reputation for the best patient care!
  • Constant training and learning - You will learn Postural Restoration Institute treatment methods.
  • An excellent mentoring program for new hires – especially for new grads
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Mike Cantrell teaches Postural Restoration Institute® courses to Professional Athletes all over the United States! We are proud of his and the Cantrell Center's accomplishments!

We encourage you to visit our website for more information about our company and our programs. 
If you like what you see there, please contact/submit your resume to Mary Oakley, PT, CHT, at

Posted July 29, 2015 at 11:04AM

This past weekend I was in the company of giants. Art Horne (The Director of Sports Medicine at Northeastern University) and his team hosted The Postural Restoration Institute's secondary course called Impingement and Instability.  How fortunate I was to be the instructor for that class!  The group of 35 was eager to listen and more-importantly, share their experiences in the form of thoughtful questions and resulting dialogue.  It was that dialogue that ruled the two days.  We had such great exchanges that the learning became exponential as a result.  I feel as though i need to send a thank you note to each class member for what I learned.  Hopefully this reflection that I post will suffice.  Thank you Art and all the gang!  I look forward to my return to Boston. 

Posted July 28, 2015 at 11:08AM

Pelvis Restoration – Now Approved for BOC Evidence Based Practice!

We are excited to announce yet another PRI primary course has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) for Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Pelvis Restoration – An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics (Live and Home Study) has been approved for EBP CEUs beginning July 20, 2015.

Pelvis Restoration (LIVE): 

BOC Approved EBP Provider #P2376-2030

This program has been approved for a maximum 15.0 hours of EBP Category continuing education.

Pelvis Restoration (HOME STUDY): 

BOC Approved EBP Provider #P2376-5

This program has been approved for a maximum 12.0 hours of EBP Category continuing education.

Beginning in 2014, Athletic Trainers are required to complete a minimum number of continuing education units (CEUs) in the BOC Approved Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Category.

Posted July 21, 2015 at 11:18AM
Categories: Courses

Enjoyed a beautiful weekend in South Florida with Jason Robey, MS, CSCS ATC, PRT and the athletic training staff at The University Miami. Jason’s experience and success with PRI in athletic performance at the university clearly paved the way for this group, making them very open to the material I was presenting. Besides having him as a lab assistant, it was great to have his help answering questions and guiding the discussion for so many new course attendees.

Myokinematic Restoration is a great course because of its attention to body position, not only for bones and joints, but especially for the muscles of the pelvic girdle and lower extremities. A positional assessment of proximal and distal muscle attachments on the right vs left sides of the body were related to the common asymmetry of the human body, a pattern called the left AIC pattern. These relationships were discussed and studied using a muscle coloring exercise and time was spent comparing the bias and the restriction in each plane for each muscle based on these positions. All of this was studied in context with stance and swing phase of the gait cycle and related to ambulatory function.

Besides position, there were other key concepts that guided our thinking throughout the weekend. We talked about compensatory hip movement patterns and compensatory hip pathologies. We talked about the need for ligamentous muscle to stabilize a hip joint when capsuloligamentous laxity destabilizes it. We talked about acetabular hole control in three planes and what is required of the AF joint during different phases of the gait cycle. We came to appreciate the muscles that oppose the left AIC pattern and muscles that make up for the ligamentous laxity on a pathologically lax hip joint. We talked about the specific planes that are the most necessary for each one of the hip rotator muscles on both the right and left sides of the body. All In all, it was a great weekend putting muscles in their proper context to help us all do a little better job balancing human performance.

Posted July 21, 2015 at 10:27AM
Categories: Courses

Yesterday, we finished up day 2 of the first PRI course, Myokinematic Restoration held in Japan! The course was was taught by Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi and Kentaro Ishii, and there was a lot of excitement in the room, and the attendees left eager to take future PRI courses! It was a large course with 50 attendees, including Certified Athletic Trainers, PT's, OT's, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Judo Therapists, Jasa AT's, and other healthcare and fitness professionals. The course awarded CEU's through the BOC for Certified Athletic Trainers, and through NSCA Japan for Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Certified Personal Trainers. Thank you to Sy and Kenny for all of their hard work, passion and pride for PRI over the past year with translation of the manual, and training to teach this course. And, a big thank you to Takuto Kondo and Takashi Onuki for lab asssiting. The dream on taking PRI to Japan is now reality, and we are looking forward to the upcoming course this weekend in Tokyo, and additional courses in the next year!

Posted July 20, 2015 at 10:30PM

James Anderson was recently featured on James discusses FAQs about the courses and gives some more information about the new PRI Integration for Baseball course read about this course HERE and the corresponding Vision course HERE. How to treat rotational athletes to maintain reciprocal movement was also discussed. Click HERE to listen to the interview that will be free for a limited time.

Posted July 17, 2015 at 1:15PM
Categories: Interviews Courses

Hannah and I recently went to the 38th National NSCA Conference in Orlando, FL. Over 150 attendees stopped by our booth to gather more information about courses or the science behind the Institute. Many of the Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers had heard about us from blogs or social media and were interested in how they could incorporate PRI into the fitness setting. Many were also interested in the new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course. PRI Nation is growing!

Posted July 14, 2015 at 1:24PM

"Femoroacetabular impingement: Mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment options using Postural Restoration. Part 2" written by Jason Masek, PT, ATC, CSCS, PRC has been published in SportEx. For more information or to purchase a copy of the article, please visit To receive 20% off your purchase of the article, you can use the coupon code: 20AUTHOR. Part 3 of this three part series will likely be published in October.

Posted July 14, 2015 at 9:18AM

Two weeks ago, we travelled to St. Louis, MO for the 66th Annual NATA Clinical Symposia & Expo. Matt and I had a great time meeting nearly 600 Athletic Trainers at our PRI booth. There is a lot of excitement for PRI in the Athletic Training field, especially having Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs for Myokinematic Restoration, and more courses to come!

I also had the opportunity to present at this conference for the first time. The topic of my presentation, "The Influence of Pelvis Position on Hamstring Injuries: To Stretch or To Strengthen" drew around 450 people into the room, with standing room only. For those who were unable to get into my presentation, they will have the opportunity to listen to it on the NATA Online CEU Center in the near future. I have also attached my presentation handouts HERE!

Dan Houglum, MSPT, ATC/L, PRC also presented at this year's conference. The title of Dan's presentation was "Asymmetrical Posture and Common Pain Related Syndromes". He also had a nearly full room, with Athletic Trainer's eager to learn more about PRI. Dan is also willing to share his presentation handouts, which I have attached HERE!

Posted July 9, 2015 at 2:59PM
Categories: Athletics Science

Had a great weekend at Stanford University with our host, Stephen DiLustro and two of his trusted colleagues on Stanford’s Athletic Training Staff, Marcella and Tomoo. The rest of this class was made up of a large cross section of fitness, movement, rehab, chiropractic, strength and conditioning and training professionals. I always love the interplay and learning that occurs when a large number of professionals are represented and have the opportunity to learn from each other.

Impingement and Instability has always been a great advanced course because neurological perception of body position is discussed in context with various patterns of human movement. The study of sensation and the human sense organs was a big part of our introductory discussion in this course. We also outlined 3 key restrictions or limitations to normal patterns of human movement that PRI evaluates very closely: 1) unexhaled air maintained in the thorax, 2) hypertonic polyarticular muscle chains and 3) poor neurological perception of our body’s position. If you can’t remove the unexhaled air, inhibit the overactive muscle chain and sense your body’s position in space then your movement patterns are likely to be compensatory.

Thank you Colle Hunt, DC for inviting me to spend part of your Saturday evening together with your wife and daughters. I enjoyed the food, but I more enjoyed the company. And congratulations to Stephen on the arrival of your new baby boy between the first and second day of the course. I’ve heard a lot of interesting reasons for people missing the second day of a course, but I have to admit my favorite is “my wife just had her baby this morning”. Congratulations and best wishes to your wife and your brand new baby boy!

Posted July 6, 2015 at 11:45AM
Categories: Courses


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