Rachel Rand Smith - DPT, PRC

611 Watkins Centre Parkway, Ste 300, Midlothian, VA 23113

PRC Credentialing Earned: 2019

PRI Courses Completed:

  • Myokinematic Restoration
  • Postural Respiration
  • Pelvis Restoration
  • Impingement & Instability
  • Advanced Integration
  • Cervical Revolution
  • PRI Integration for Fitness & Movement
  • Voice Box Resonation
  • Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium: 2022

Language: English

Rachel graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science and Psychology.  She then moved to Richmond, Virginia to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In 2019 she earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified TM (PRC).  This credentialing process recognizes her 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®.

Rachel has been practicing physical therapy in an outpatient setting since 2012 and has experience with a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological, vestibular, autonomic, and chronic pain diagnoses.    She has a special interest helping patients with vestibular dysfunction and post-concussion syndrome, return to school, work and sports.  She uses her knowledge of vestibular therapy and PRI® to address complaints of pain, headaches, dizziness and instability.   Rachel’s compassion and dedication to patient care makes her a wonderful asset to the Bon Secours team.  Originally a Norfolk native, Rachel has lived in Richmond since 2009 and enjoys an active lifestyle hiking, running, travelling and cooking with her husband Nate.

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.