Tricia Athans - PT, PRC

185 West Illinois Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910.315.3880

PRC Credentialing Earned: 2016

PRI Courses Completed:

  • Myokinematic Restoration
  • Postural Respiration
  • Pelvis Restoration
  • Impingement & Instability
  • Advanced Integration
  • Cervical Revolution
  • Cranial Resolution
  • PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement
  • PRI Integration for Pediatrics
  • Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium: 2016, 2017, 2018

Hi, I’m Tricia Athans, owner and physical therapist at Classical Physio, LLC.  After graduating from PT school, I worked 15 years in a variety of clinical settings along the east coast.  Sadly, during this time, I developed a deep dissatisfaction with the limits of traditional management of disease, pain and dysfunction.  I stepped away from physical therapy in 2000 never planning to return...but, I’m back!  I simply couldn’t resist the amazing integrative science of Postural Restoration that I discovered as a patient in 2014.  My results in the clinic and this fascinating science so impressed me, that I hit the books and dove back into the profession.  I was extremely fortunate to learn from and practice with Jennifer and Chris Poulin and their excellent staff for 5 years, and I earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2016.

I am a Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) and study classical osteopathy at the Upledger Institute (Craniosacral Therapy), Barral Institute (Visceral Manipulation), and D’Ambrogio Institute (Total Body Balancing and Lymphatic balancing) - all participating members of the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators.  Classical osteopathy and PRI fit together perfectly, and
I hope to become a certified Craniosacral Therapist in 2021.

My husband and I have raised 4 independent, adventurous children with our youngest in undergraduate school - Go HEELS!  We actively mentor young single adults in our church.  On a typical day, our rambunctious Chesapeake Bay Retriever keeps us busy on the lake and trail.  We also enjoy sailing, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking, experimenting in the garden/kitchen, and traveling. 

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.