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!

Over the years, several individuals have requested that we write something explaining what Postural Restoration is at a level of patient understanding.  Most recently, someone asked us to add something to our website that would help educate individuals who are unfamiliar with PRI.  Ron Hruska glady fulfilled this request and we are excited to start using this piece of literature to help educate and inform those that are interested in PRI.  For those clinicians practicing PRI that also needed an explanation to handout to your constituents, here it is.

Posted May 5, 2009 at 2:45PM

Kyndy Boyle is the author of this 223 page dissertation which includes five chapters, appendices, tables and figures as a result of a qualitative study to identify and describe in detail the findings, beliefs, clinical reasoning and concepts of Postural Restoration (PR).  A history of the Postural Restoration Institute™, the Protonics Neuromuscular System® and the PRISM pool is given as well as a definition of PR.  Several direct quotes from interviews with Ron Hruska and the first five physical therapists certified in PR are presented. Unsolicited direct quotes from patients describing their experiences of having physical therapy management from PT’s trained in PR are also presented.  Three color figures are included depicting the associated soft tissue and bony relationships to the Left Anterior Interior Chain (L AIC) pattern as well as the Brachial Chain (BC), and Temporal Mandibular Cervical Chain (TMCC) patterns.  A comparison of Postural Restoration and Florence Kendall is also described in detail.  Implications of Postural Restoration on the health professions are also given.

The cost is $28. To order, please contact us.

Posted May 4, 2009 at 2:47PM
Categories: Products

Our 2009 Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) Application Review Committee has been finalized. Each year 4-5 PRC therapists review the applications offering specific feedback and recommendations to each applicant. The committee is revolving so each year a new member is selected from the previous class. This year the committee includes: Jason Masek, Jen Poulin, Lori Thomsen, Michal Niedzielski and Kyndy Boyle. With the committee finalized we’re ready for applications to begin arriving. Anytime from now until September 15th applications may be submitted for review. Approximately 4 weeks after submission, applicants will receive feedback and recommendations that will assist them in determining their readiness for the PRC examination process in December. In addition, the Reviewer’s will guide the applicant in specific areas of study prior to PRC.

Posted May 1, 2009 at 2:49PM the latest article being passed around PRI!  Following a great weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, covering Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration, Ron Hruska wanted to let you know about this fantastic article he came across:

“The results showed that 79.7% of subjects with facial asymmetry had a wider right hemiface and that 79.3% of the subjects with chin deviation showed left-sided laterality.  Laterality in the normal asymmetry of the face is consistenly found in Japenese orthodontic patients.  The right sided dominance of the face was independent of sex, age, and skeletal jaw relationships.  In this regard, the proportion of subjects with a wider right hemiface was larger at earlier ages than at later ages, while the proportion of subjects with a wider left hemiface was larger at later ages than earlier.” - Haraguchi S, Iguchi Y, and Takada K.

To access this article, click here!

Posted April 29, 2009 at 1:15PM
Categories: Articles

We’re anxious to hear your feedback about the new website design. Let us know what you think!  Your recommendations will help us with any modifications.

Posted April 27, 2009 at 1:18PM
Categories: Website

Clinical and course updates have now been posted to the PRC Member’s Only page. This section of our website is reserved for those therapists who have successfully completed our Postural Restoration Certification process of both application and examination.

For those of you who may be considering Certification, please mark your calendars for September 15th. This is the application deadline for 2009. You will find a printable application and more details provided on our website. The application now includes an example case study and an example article review that will provide additional guidance. Please contact me with any questions.

Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:19PM

If any of you have read the book, The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch you probably remember the section on “handwritten thank you notes”.  This note was sent to us by a course attendee of the four day Interdisciplinary Integration course.  It’s notes like these that keep us moving…

I would like to commend you on the presentation of such a wonderful course, Interdisciplinary Integration!  With each PRI course that I attend, I leave knowing that I have made such a great career choice!  I cannot even imagine what life would be like after graduation if I would not have been introduced to your work in Postural Restoration!  Thank you so much for continuing to share your knowledge.  The organization of the course and welcoming environment, in addition to the overwhelming knowledge of the presentors, made for a very educational and enjoyable four days!  Thanks!

Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:22PM
Categories: Courses

This is the most recent published article written by Kyndy Boyle, PT, PhD, OCS, PRC.  This case report is a great article that outlines the positive outcomes of Postural Restoration.  “After noting limited improvement, the intervention plan was revised for 13 additional weeks (10 visits) to include the following exercises to reposition and stabilize the pelvis: muscle activation of the left hamstrings, adductors, gluteus medius, abdominals, and right gluteus maximus; stretching the left posterior hip capsule; and muscle inhibition for the paraspinals.” To read the entire article, click here!

Posted April 21, 2009 at 1:24PM
Categories: Articles

May 8-9, 2009 is the date for the Sanford Sports Medicine Symposium.  Among several individuals speaking at this conference, two of our certified clinicians, Joan Hanson MPT, PRC and Jill Honermann MPT, PRC, will be presenting “Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine: The Postural Restoration Approach”.  We are so excited for them and anxious to hear the feedback!  To check out the brochure for this course, click here!

Posted April 17, 2009 at 1:28PM
Categories: Clinicians

If you have been to a PRI course before and are using PRI Non-Manual Techniques, you have probably noticed a common theme through each technique.  Almost every technique instructs the patient to “hold for 4-5 deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth and relax and repeat 4 more times”.  So…why 4-5 breaths in and out, why 5 times?  To read the rationale behind this, click here!

Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:31PM
Categories: Techniques


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