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 August 2008

Tina Straub, PT, ATC has recently submitted a case study for our website on low back pain. This case study gives you great insight on how to treat low back pain using the PRI approach. Tina does a great job explaining her assessment of the patient based on PRI objective measurements and also provides insight on the reasoning behind the non-manual activities she choose for the patient’s home exercise program. Tina currently works in Brookings, SD at Avera Brookings Medical Clinic. To access the case study, please click here!

Posted August 28, 2008 at 11:42AM
Categories: Clinicians

It has been over a week since we mailed out the first copies of the Manual Techniques DVD. We’ve sent several copies to clinicians all around the United States but have not heard any feedback (positive or negative) on what you think. We are very anxious to hear from you to provide us with your initial thoughts on how it turned out. Please email us at with any comments you may have on your newly purchased DVD. Any comments provided will help us answer questions from other clinicians interested in using this DVD!

Posted August 27, 2008 at 11:48AM
Categories: Products

Early applications are now arriving! As the Director of Certification, I review the applications to verify course attendance, ensure that the application is complete and offer any feedback or guidance that may assist the PRC Application Review Committee. I would like to share this early feedback with those of you still finishing up applications:

Please be sure to mail both your article review and the articles themselves.

Consider the following information when answering the questions about your favorite PRI Techniques…
1. What is the purpose of the technique?
2. In your experience, what is the likely outcome of the technique?
3. What techniques would you use before, after or even in the same program in conjunction with the technique you chose.
4. What cues do you find helpful when instructing your patient?
5. What patient diagnoses or objective test outcomes indicate that this technique is appropriate?

Letters of recommendation are welcome. Consider a letter of recommendation from a colleague, PRC therapist or faculty, or professional with whom you integrate with such as a dentist, physician, podiatrist, etc.

Be sure to include copies of any presentations or in-services you have done in the area of Postural Restoration.

Don’t forget the deadline for submission is September 15th! Thank you!

Posted August 25, 2008 at 11:49AM
Categories: Clinicians

Just a reminder that the September 15th PRC application deadline is soon approaching. If you are planning on applying for certification this December, the application needs to be postmarked by September 15th . We are very excited for the 2008 certification process as this will be the first year the process is open to Physical Therapist Assistants and Occupational Therapists.

Mark your calendars:
1. September 15th – PRC application deadline
2. October 15th – November 1st – Applicants contacted with PRC committee review feedback
3. December 4–7 – Advanced Integration
4. December 8 & 9 – PRC written and clinical exam

Posted August 22, 2008 at 11:51AM

We will soon present our first course in St. Louis, Missouri. We’ve collaborated with Julie Hereford, PT, DPT to host Postural Respiration at CORE Rehab Services on September 20-21. Julie has 25 years of experience in physical therapy practice and teaching. She has taught many courses for physical therapy and anatomy, both at the University level and for continuing education. As a highly respected and experienced therapist, we’re proud to have her endorsement.

This course has been approved for co-sponsorship by the Missouri Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). Fifteen continuing education hours are awarded for attendance of this course.

Register soon to receive our special discount of 20% off tuition. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. See you in St. Louis!

Posted August 21, 2008 at 12:00PM
Categories: Courses

Laurie Jung, PRC recently sent us a fantastic article from the Scoliosis Journal discussing idiopathic scoliosis and asymmetry.

Kotwikci T, Walczak A and Szulc A. Trunk rotation and hip joint range of rotation in adolescent girls with idiopathic scoliosis: does the “dinner plate” turn asymmetrically? Scoliosis 2008 Jan;3(1).

This article provides some interesting comparisons between trunk and hip rotation in adolescent girls with and without scoliosis. Symmetry of the range of hip joint rotation was found only in 16% of patients with scoliosis and in 35% of healthy controls”. To access the complete article, please click here!

Posted August 21, 2008 at 11:54AM
Categories: Articles

They’re here! The Manual Techniques on DVD arrived at our office today. Nearly 2 hours of video including demonstration, instruction and explanation of each manual technique provided by Ron Hruska make up this DVD. For those of you that have placed your pre-order, your DVD will be shipped out to you today! If you have not already placed an order and would like to, please contact us!

Posted August 18, 2008 at 12:04PM
Categories: Products

"As the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) approaches the end of its first decade the staff of PRI, Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) therapists, and I, are often asked about the history of PRI. It’s an Institute that is truly built around 30 years of clinical practice associated with re-occurring successes of specific patient treatment programs. Consistent evidence-based correlations, discovered with patient biomechanical, respiratory and neurological functional patterns, as well as predictable functional limitations, allowed us to establish reproducible outcome based programs". Read more…

Posted August 13, 2008 at 12:06PM
Categories: Clinicians

We are often asked to explain what Postural Restoration is and how it is different from other therapies. Although we most commonly answer this question through conversation, it is nice to have a piece of literature that is simple enough for the common person to understand. An official publication of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia published an article called Postural Restoration written by Kyndall Boyle back in 2006. This is a fantastic article that introduces and summarizes what Postural Restoration is. This article also provides an overview of the history behind PRI, and Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). We have used this article several times to help educate all individuals on PRI! To access this article, click here!

Posted August 12, 2008 at 12:11PM
Categories: Articles

We are happy to report that our course in Minneapolis this September is full. We aren’t, however, happy to have to turn away anyone who was hoping to learn about Postural Respiration. Therefore, for those who would like to attend this course and are able to travel to another location this fall we are offering a discounted tuition rate.

Register for Postural Respiration in St. Louis, MO September 20-21; Brownsville, TX October 11-12 or Sioux Falls, SD October 25-26 and receive a 20% discount! If you are currently registered for the September course in Minneapolis and would like to transfer to one of these other courses, you’ll receive a refund of 20%. Contact us today!

This is our attempt to accommodate all those currently on our Minneapolis waiting list and educate as many as possible. This offer won’t last to register before September 15th! Discount can not be combined with any other offer and applies to new registrations only.

Posted August 11, 2008 at 12:19PM
Categories: Courses
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