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Blog Posts in 2013

A course attendee sent me this recent article this morning, "Scapular Positioning Assessment: Is Side-to-Side Comparison Clinically Acceptable?" which was published in Manual Therapy. While this information is probably not earth shattering to those clinicians who have attended PRI courses, it is exciting to see research articles discuss asymmetry in normal, healthy subjects.

If you are interested in learning more on what contributes to scapular asymmetry, I would recommend our Postural Respiration course.....which is all about the diaphragm, thorax and rib's patterned positional influence on the scapula.

Posted October 8, 2013 at 2:58PM
Categories: Articles

The Cantrell Center in Georgia is currently looking to hire a PTA with knowledge of PRI principles.  Mike Cantrell is an instructor for the Postural Restoration Institute.  He is growing his staff and this opportunity is one that doesn’t come along often.  You can contact Mary Oakley PT, CHT at the Cantrell Center at for more information.

Located in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Cantrell Center is located in the Middle of the state!  Just a quick drive to Atlanta or the beach, Warner Robins offers convenience to any interest without the crime rate and elevated costs of a larger city.  Visit the website of The Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce for more information about the city of Warner Robins.

What makes The Cantrell Center a great place to work?

  • Outstanding Work Environment
  • Commitment to Clinical Excellence
  • Team Atmosphere
  • Ethical Standards & Values
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • We have FUN!

As part of the Cantrell Center Team, you will collaborate with dedicated individuals while building your own career.  This is a place where each team member's gifts and experiences come together - creating an atmosphere of integrity, encouragement, and most of all - a place where patient care is paramount.  

To learn more about The Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, visit our website ( or find us on Facebook-

Posted October 4, 2013 at 8:54AM

Wow! Where has the time gone? It is already October, which means Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) applications are due in just under two weeks! Two copies of your application must be postmarked by October 15th. If you prefer to send your application electronically, please email me!

PRT testing will take place in Lincoln, NE on January 13-14th, 2014 following the Impingement & Instability course.

If you have any questions about the PRT credentialing process, click on the FAQ section of this page, or email me.

Posted October 2, 2013 at 10:47AM

I invited Mike Cantrell to provide an introduction to Postural Restoration for the 3rd year PT students this year. I have had no exposure to PRI, but I was really interested to learn more after our student, Megan H., attended the clinic there this past summer. We introduce other techniques in our program, including PNF and NDT, so to get exposure to another technique that can be a useful tool in our tool box as physical therapists seemed to be worthwhile.  Plus, I know Mike and I know how engaging he can be- I’m always interested in bringing in engaging guests to the classroom.

And boy was I right!  Mike was fantastic, and I wish we could have had more time to digest and understand the beginnings of PRI. I think it sums it up nicely, when students after said, “this changes my entire way of thinking about PT,” or even better, “I just updated my status on Facebook to “I’m in love with PRI.”  Without a doubt, I would love to have Mike back to teach the students next year and personally, I want to learn more about PRI as a practicing PT! - Anne, Clinical Assistant Professor (Georgia State University)

Posted September 30, 2013 at 2:46PM
Categories: Clinicians

It was a busy weekend with three PRI courses being held in the Midwest. Here's what our faculty had to say after their weekend!

Bismarck, ND (Pelvis Restoration) - "We had a great weekend in North Dakota. I feel the class had an improved understanding with how the pelvic and respiratory diaphragms integrate for reciprocal alternating function. The “snowball” analogy had many of the course participants having a “light bulb” moment or appreciating if the pelvis can’t rotate left the trunk can’t rotate right or if the trunk can’t rotate right the pelvis can’t rotate left. This can’t happened without integration and integration can’t happen without triplanar motion. Thank you St. Alexus for hosting a wonderful weekend!" - Lori Thomsen

Ann Arbor, MI (Myokinematic Restoration) - "What a great weekend in Ann Arbor Michigan! Patrick Hoban, owner of Probility and his staff were excellent hosts. The majority of the attendees were taking their first course. I enjoyed sharing PRI’s “Paradigm shift” and it brought back several emotions I felt when I first listened to Ron over 12 years ago. What I remembered is that the science of PRI is exciting, yet un-nerving when you first learn about common patterns of the human body. I assured the class with time and practice, they too will see the Left AIC in their patients! I had to change my analogy from the Yellow VW to the Ford 150 truck for my new friends living so close to the Motor City!" - Jen Poulin

Bartlett, IL (Myokinematic Restoration) - "What a great time in Chicago this weekend!  This dynamic group of MLB trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and (my favorite) student PT's learned why we use the green crayon to visualize and color the Obturator Internus.  Thank you to Joel for being such a great host, to Donna Byrne for lab assisting, to Bill Hartman for influencing so many of the performance professionals attending, to Joe Cicinelli for bringing no fewer than 6 of his PT school classmates and to George for traveling all the way from Southern England!  Let's plan that PRI course in England. And a big thank you to Zac and Scott for the signed and framed March 1986 Sports Illustrated cover of "The Legend".  What a meaningful gift that is already hanging in a special place in my office (just above the autographed Larry Bird basketball).  Hand on your heart for the color Green, the Obturator Internus, the World Champion '86 Celtics and THE original "Big Three"!  Pick up your green crayon and kiss it!  MmmmWah!!" - James Anderson

Posted September 25, 2013 at 10:14AM
Categories: Courses

Ella Lillian Rappl! Ella was born on Friday, September 20th. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Bobbie and  family (including big sister Addalyn and big brother Owen) are doing great! We look forward to Bobbie's return in late December or early January, and in the meantime we will enjoy their occasional visits and photos!

Posted September 24, 2013 at 8:52AM

Over the past couple weeks, a few PT's from across the country have emailed me this story from the New York Times Health and Science Blog.The title of the story "Think Like a Doctor: The Gymnast’s Big Belly Solved" has caught the attention of several viewers. The final diagnosis involves a faulty diaphragm and pelvic floor. If you find this case interesting, you might be interested in attending our Pelvis Restoration course!

Also, a reminder.....if you find an interesting article or news story and would like to share it with other PRI colleagues, you can now submit an entry with the link to the article on the Community page of our new website!

Posted September 19, 2013 at 9:34AM
Categories: Articles Patients

Impingment and Instability - "After teaching the Impingement and Instability course in Everett, Washington, I reflected on the significance of this course and its objectives as they relate to inherent stability. We all have some degree of instability and some degree of stability....but choosing the amount of each will not be possible if one can't transition from the sagittal plane to the frontal and from the frontal to the transver plane. Both this course and the Postural Visual Integration course offer guidelines on 'transitional' stability." - Ron Hruska

Myokinematic Restoration - "I traveled to Montgomery, Alabama and taught Myokinematic Restoration to a small group of 15 eager PT’s, PTA’s and Pilates instructors.  All the PT’s and PTA’s (except one PT) were brand new to PRI and its principles and the entire class seemed very interested and excited to learn more about this fascinating science!" - Mike Cantrell 

Posted September 18, 2013 at 3:57PM
Categories: Courses

This is one of the best weeks of the year in PRI. It's so exciting to see all the Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) applications that have been rolling in over the past week, and continue to do so! I am anticipating our biggest PRC class yet! Thanks to everyone who has applied. You will receive feedback from the review committee within 4-6 weeks.

Posted September 16, 2013 at 10:22AM

Missoula, MT (Pelvis Restoration) - "What a great weekend in MT teaching Pelvis Restoration!  Missoula, MT reminded me a lot of Burlington, VT.  I even had Aric in the course who understood the real VT state bird is not the Hermit Thrush, but the "Geezum Crow!". Thanks Aric for helping me feel at home on the other side of the country!  This group featured new attendees and seasoned PRI therapists.  It was fun to challenge those hearing about the science for the first time, and the 'Big Sky moments' of those familiar with PRI.  I myself felt the need for some Inlet inhibition after climbing the 'M' trail on Thursday afternoon.  The views were spectacular along with the hospitality of this group!  I look forward to any opportunity to visit my new friends in MT in the future!" - Jen Poulin


Coppell, TX (Postural Respiration) - "Enjoyed an absolutely fantastic weekend in Dallas Texas soaking up all the hospitality of the Lone Star State.  So grateful. Good food, fun people and lots of laughs highlighted a very rewarding two days in Big D.  Speaking of Big D, what better place to talk about the Diaphragm as it relates to human movement and performance. It was fun to come together and realize that the neurological, respiratory, and biomechanical influence of this foundational performance muscle literally affects everything we do. Thank you Amy and the staff from GoSportsTherapy for being such a great host and all the guys from TMI Sports Performance for your high interest and enthusiasm.  Looking forward to coming back to Texas!" - James Anderson

Posted September 12, 2013 at 5:10PM
Categories: Courses
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