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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!

We are excited to introduce you to the "Recent Emails" section found on the home page of our new website.  This section is comprised of email dialogue carried out between the staff at PRI and clinicians around the country.  We receive a large amount of email inquiries ranging from "interpretation of course manuals" to "where to find PRI products". If you see a question that you too have often wondered, click on it to see our response.  Have a question yourself…contact us!

Posted September 5, 2008 at 1:28PM
Categories: Website

We are happy to introduce you to the all new certification tab on our website that highlights Postural Restoration Certification (PRC). This section features PRC therapists, PRC centers, frequently asked questions and testimonials.  Certification was established in 2004 and to date we have 23 certified therapists located all over the country.  We are excited to feature all 23 therapist’s bio, picture and location!
Please check them out!

Posted September 4, 2008 at 1:17PM
Categories: Website


We are excited to introduce you to the “new” PRI website!  Over the last few months, we have been working on revisions to our current website in an effort to provide you with as much information as possible!  Please check out the new site as each page has been “refreshed”!  Continue to check back daily as new information will be continually added!

Posted September 2, 2008 at 1:20PM
Categories: Website

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 info@posturalrestoration.com 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

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