I am excited to announce the Postural Restoration Certified class of 2012. PRC is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participating in both clinical and analytical testing. To date, 97 therapists have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) under the direction of Ron Hruska and James Anderson.
The Postural Restoration Institute® established this certification process in 2004 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®. Certification is available to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapists who have completed the requirements.
PRC therapists offer a unique approach to physical medicine called Postural Restoration. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Manual and non-manual techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.
This year’s PRC class includes: Julie Banning, Donna Behr, Torin Berge, Jaime Lawrence Blanton, Megan Bollinger, Lori Brinkman, Donna Parise Byrne, Craig Depperschmidt, Jesse Ham, Joanna Lee Hess, Dan Houglum, Kristi Jagels, Brett Johnson, Donna Olivero, Anita Panagiotis, Becky Setlik, and Emily Soiney.