Tricia Athans - PT, PRC

275 Pinehurst Ave, Southern Pines, NC

In 1985, Tricia graduated from Ithaca College, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.  She has worked in all types of settings with patients of all ages.  After a 13 year hiatus from clinical practice to raise her family, perform some unique community service, and build a small business, she returned to PT in a pediatric early intervention program.  Shortly thereafter, she was introduced to the fascinating science of Postural Restoration as a patient at Sandhills Sports Performance.

For decades, Tricia had experienced significant musculoskeletal pain and only very limited success with traditional therapies.  Her ability to comfortably rest and enjoy athletics and outdoor activities was seriously compromised.  Tricia was able to return to an active lifestyle after PRI based intervention and has gained a very personal understanding of our body compensations. It has been, and continues to be, a captivating process of discovery, and she loves helping her patients discover their own signature compensations. Tricia earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2016. 

In her spare time, Tricia enjoys being outdoors - sailing, kayaking, running, mountain biking, experimenting in the garden, and traveling.  She helped create a ballroom dance program in the public schools in 2012. She enjoys mentoring young men and women through her church and helps provide PRI based injury prevention to local youth volleyball teams.

History of Passion

The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) is built around 30 years of clinical practice associated with recurring successes of specific patient treatment programs. We established reproducible, outcome-based programs based on consistent evidence-based correlations, discovered with patient biomechanical, respiratory, and neurological functional patterns and limitations. My passion for the integrated systems of the body has resulted in an examination and intervention process of the asymmetrical human body called Postural Restoration.