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The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. 

The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) is a continuing education institute that was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. We offer 12 post-graduate level courses, in addition to an annual PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit, and we welcome any licensed healthcare or certified fitness professional to attend our courses. Professional credentialing opportunities (PRC, PRT and PRP Japan) are available to qualified professionals.

The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, circulatory, muscular and visual systems (just to name a few) are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right. The Postural Restoration Institute® was established in 2000, to help healthcare and fitness professionals recognize this underlying asymmetry of these systems in our body, and the postural imbalances and patterns associated with dominant, unconscious or conscious overuse, of one side of the body; our right side.

PRI credentialed providers 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. Non-manual and manual techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Management encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.

PRI credentialed providers have completed multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the primary concepts through completion of an in-depth application process, and successfully participated in both practical and analytical testing onsite in Lincoln, Nebraska.

We do not see patients here at the Postural Restoration Institute, however we can help you Find a Provider near you (see map below)! 

Patient Guide

This 16-page guide outlines several daily activities which are commonly performed in dominant or patterned positions, and demonstrates alternate ways and instruction to perform them.

PRI Living

Learn how PRI can help with everyday tasks such as breathing, eating, office work, sleeping, speaking, standing, and walking. 

Articles

PRI has been featured in numerous magazine articles, newsletters and peer reviewed journals.

Athletics

If you are an athlete, PRI can help you maximize your performance.  We have general athletic performance tips as well as tips for specific sports.

Webinars

Learn more about foundational concepts related to PRI with our collection of free webinars with founder, Ron Hruska. 

Postcasts

The PRI podcast features professionals from various Healthcare and Fitness settings, discussing the use of the science of Postural Restoration® and how it is implemented within these fields.

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Keitaro Abe

Postural Restoration Certified

Yoshikatsu Abe

Postural Restoration Trained

Kasey Aikin Ratliff

Postural Restoration Certified

Hironobu Ajiro

Postural Restoration Provider

Brent Albrecht

Postural Restoration Trained

Christie Amundson

Postural Restoration Certified

Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) professionals are Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Chiropractors and Occupational Therapists who have completed the Postural Restoration Certified credentialing program. 

Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) professionals are Athletic Trainers and Strength & Conditioning Coaches who have completed the Postural Restoration Trained credentialing program. 

Postural Restoration Provider (PRP) professionals are healthcare and movement professionals in Japan, who have completed the Postural Restoration Provider credentialing program, offered through PRI Japan. The professional backgrounds of these healthcare and movement professionals are notably different than the individuals going through the available PRC and PRT Credentialing pathways here in the U.S. and the Postural Restoration Provider (PRP) Japan Credential is available to various healthcare and fitness professionals in Japan, who are appropriately applying the science of Postural Restoration®

A Postural Restoration Center is a place of business where at least one individual is PRI Credentialed (PRC or PRT) and all other individuals on staff who are eligible for credentialing (which includes PTs, OTs, PTAs, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Athletic Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Coaches with CSCS or SCCC credential, CSPS, and Exercise Physiologists), have completed two or more PRI-sponsored courses.

*To ensure that credentialed providers are keeping up with the progressive science and growth of Postural Restoration®, those listed on this page have taken a course or completed credentialing within the past 5 years. You can view the PRI® courses that each provider has completed by clicking on their individual page. 

**If you are unable to find a PRI® credentialed provider in your area, please contact us to see if there is anyone who has taken PRI® courses near you. 

What Patients are Saying

Erin Rajca
Erin RajcaPostural Restoration Certified
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"I trust Dr. Erin implicitly and I recommend her to everyone I know for physical therapy! She is so thoughtful and thorough and is amazing at identifying the postural restoration techniques to make life changing adjustments. She listens to you and explains how shifts in your body mechanics ease pains and sets you up for success going forward. I am a busy professional, and I was getting frustrated by the constant aches and pains caused by my physically demanding job, Dr. Erin has helped me through many events, relieving my discomfort and empowering me to a healthier, more sustainable version of myself."
- Jackie
Alex Maag
Alex MaagPostural Restoration Certified
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“As my daughter, Jenna, and I write this, we cannot speak highly enough about how Alex provided excellent care for Jenna. Jenna had Pectus Excavatum surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in April 2023. We live 2 1/2 hours from Cincinnati and Jenna needed PT before and after surgery. Alex was recommended to us and honestly, we would have been lost without him. Having him in our area is a lifesaver. I sent his credentials to Cincinnati Children's PT and they said this would be great fit for Jenna. He focused on her posture, breathing, lung expansion and strengthening as well as adapting to her needs. Jenna is a swimmer on multiple swim teams as well as a high school soccer player. With Alex's help, she was able to return to competition in the pool and on the soccer field in a shorter amount of time.”
- Anne
Torin Berge
Torin BergePostural Restoration Certified
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“I came to the Hruska Clinic last November diagnosed with extreme anxiety and difficulty breathing. Torin became my PT, and he demonstrated such warm compassion and patience for my condition. I was having difficulty breathing deeply, and he started me slowly on a program that over two and half months helped me restore my ability to breathe deeply. I felt safe and confident in the exercises he demonstrated and gave me to do at home. I am so appreciative of his knowledge and care. Definitely five-star service.“
Lori Thomsen
Lori ThomsenPostural Restoration Certified
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“The best way I can describe what Lori and the Hruska Clinic did for me is that they gave me my life back. I came to them with pain, migraines and a list of issues that to me, would never get better. Over the course of less than a year, Lori gave me a solution to every single issue and best of all, my pain and migraines went away entirely. I was able to get strong enough to learn how to downhill ski and start running again! Best of all, I know I have people on my team and strategies in my pocket when I need them again in the future. Thank you, Lori!”
Jason Masek
Jason MasekPostural Restoration Certified
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“Jason is great. He helped me reach nearly pain-free status very quickly, after a different provider told me it would take a long time. Highly recommend.”
Paige McNerthney
Paige McNerthneyPostural Restoration Certified
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“Paige has been the first physical therapist that I've had to actually connect the structural pain I was feeling to my chronic illness (POTS). Being seen as a whole person rather than just distinct aches and illnesses has been so instrumental in helping me work towards long-term wellness versus just quick fixes. I have gained so much insight into how my body is working through her extremely knowledgeable care. Her joyful personality and love for her work shines through in every appointment! I have loved working with her and am excited to continue.”
- Betsy N.
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The Autonomic Nervous System, and especially how it integrates with the Central Nervous System, can be a daunting topic.

This conceptual presentation, based extensively on current research, is designed to give a clinically applicable overview so that all attendees, whether dentists, movement specialists or clients, gain an understanding of:

• What tensegrity means and the interceptive role it plays in autonomic variability
• How upright humans can use phases of respiration to "tune" their autonomic state
• How functional "over tuning" (hyperinflation) may contribute to convergence (or lack of alternating lateralization in the mouth, in the body and in the brain). 

Registration for this webinar is available in our bio! The recording of this webinar will only be available to AAPMD members once completed so make sure to catch it LIVE!

The Autonomic Nervous System, and especially how it integrates with the Central Nervous System, can be a daunting topic.

This conceptual presentation, based extensively on current research, is designed to give a clinically applicable overview so that all attendees, whether dentists, movement specialists or clients, gain an understanding of:

• What tensegrity means and the interceptive role it plays in autonomic variability
• How upright humans can use phases of respiration to "tune" their autonomic state
• How functional "over tuning" (hyperinflation) may contribute to convergence (or lack of alternating lateralization in the mouth, in the body and in the brain).

Registration for this webinar is available in our bio! The recording of this webinar will only be available to AAPMD members once completed so make sure to catch it LIVE!
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Abstracts for the 2025 Interdisciplinary Studies Summit are due one month from today by July 15th!

Please consider sharing your unique experience with us all. There are SO many topics to be explored! 

More info can be found in our bio link, tickets for this event are also now available!

Abstracts for the 2025 Interdisciplinary Studies Summit are due one month from today by July 15th!

Please consider sharing your unique experience with us all. There are SO many topics to be explored!

More info can be found in our bio link, tickets for this event are also now available!
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Check out this episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast with Frank Mallon of @renaissance_pt 

From gaining confidence with your PRI practice, to sharing the science with others, AND the dedication required to build YOUR integrative team of multidisciplinary professionals, there is something for everyone!

#turnleft

Check out this episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast with Frank Mallon of @renaissance_pt

From gaining confidence with your PRI practice, to sharing the science with others, AND the dedication required to build YOUR integrative team of multidisciplinary professionals, there is something for everyone!

#turnleft
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Congratulations to the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2024! PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. This past weekend, four professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Jennifer Platt and Colby Mamigonian.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 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®. The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 72 PRT professionals around the globe.

Back row (L to R): Michael Zhao, Colby Mamigonian
Front row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Eric Phillips, Kasia Galica, Karla Hollan, Jennifer Platt

Congratulations to the Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) Class of 2024! PRT is the result of completing multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRT application, and successfully participating in practical and analytical testing. This past weekend, four professionals earned the designation of Postural Restoration Trained™ (PRT) under the direction of Ron Hruska, Jennifer Platt and Colby Mamigonian.

The Postural Restoration Institute® established this credentialing process in 2011 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®. The PRT credential is available to Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Athletic Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who have completed the course requirements, application and testing process. With the addition of this class, there are now 72 PRT professionals around the globe.

Back row (L to R): Michael Zhao, Colby Mamigonian
Front row (L to R): Ron Hruska, Eric Phillips, Kasia Galica, Karla Hollan, Jennifer Platt
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The PRI Credentialing Scholarship Deadline is approaching soon! If you are interested in applying for this FULL scholarship towards either PRC or PRT credentialing, please submit your essay by June 15th!

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. Candidates must be eligible to submit an application for PRI Credentialing this year.

In your essay, please share your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please email your essay to platt.jennifer@posturalrestoration.com, no later than June 15th.

Essays will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing that year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications received this year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship Deadline is approaching soon! If you are interested in applying for this FULL scholarship towards either PRC or PRT credentialing, please submit your essay by June 15th!

The PRI Credentialing Scholarship is available to candidates who may otherwise be dissuaded from applying for PRC or PRT credentialing solely by their current financial circumstances. Candidates must be eligible to submit an application for PRI Credentialing this year.

In your essay, please share your story of how you got to where you are (i.e. how you became interested in PRI, do you have any mentors or colleagues supporting you on this education journey, etc.), your current professional and financial situation, what PRI credentialing means to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please email your essay to platt.jennifer@posturalrestoration.com, no later than June 15th.

Essays will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the scholarship recipient will be notified by July 15th. If the recipient does not accept the scholarship and complete the credentialing application and testing that year, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. Depending on the number of applications received this year, the Board of Directors may choose to select more than one scholarship recipient.
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"You're not going to need a lot of help with your myopic visual system if your ribs on both sides have the ability to move backwards!"

-Ron Hruska 

Forward Locomotor Movement 
May 17-18th

"You`re not going to need a lot of help with your myopic visual system if your ribs on both sides have the ability to move backwards!"

-Ron Hruska

Forward Locomotor Movement
May 17-18th
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It was my great pleasure to be asked back to Quincy, IL, to teach Myokinematic Restoration. They are a great group of people, and are really engaged in PRI. Most of the Myokinematic courses are filled with movement specialists who are new to the science of PRI. For this course, we only had 7 attendees who had never take a PRI course before, and several who had taken several courses. It provided a different experience for all the attendees to have so many experienced PRI practitioners attending a Primary course.
 
My thanks to Kristin Thompson, PT, for another great course. It was great to see so many attendees coming this weekend who had attended Postural Respiration last year. It was great to have our PRI Mini-Resident, @ansku.kangas helping me with the labs for this course. We were fortunate to have an entire afternoon of lab, which provided everyone with the opportunity to feel many PRI non-manual techniques in themselves. Thanks to Eann Diller, PR, Patrick Kistner, PTA, ATC, Sam Wilson, Yvonne Robison PT, and Macy Huber, PT for wonderful questions. I look forward to seeing how this developing PRI hub that is Quincy, IL, evolves over the next several years!

-Dan Houglum

It was my great pleasure to be asked back to Quincy, IL, to teach Myokinematic Restoration. They are a great group of people, and are really engaged in PRI. Most of the Myokinematic courses are filled with movement specialists who are new to the science of PRI. For this course, we only had 7 attendees who had never take a PRI course before, and several who had taken several courses. It provided a different experience for all the attendees to have so many experienced PRI practitioners attending a Primary course.

My thanks to Kristin Thompson, PT, for another great course. It was great to see so many attendees coming this weekend who had attended Postural Respiration last year. It was great to have our PRI Mini-Resident, @ansku.kangas helping me with the labs for this course. We were fortunate to have an entire afternoon of lab, which provided everyone with the opportunity to feel many PRI non-manual techniques in themselves. Thanks to Eann Diller, PR, Patrick Kistner, PTA, ATC, Sam Wilson, Yvonne Robison PT, and Macy Huber, PT for wonderful questions. I look forward to seeing how this developing PRI hub that is Quincy, IL, evolves over the next several years!

-Dan Houglum
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Excited to see the 90-90 Hemibridge with Balloon used in this double-blind study in the Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. 

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, presented in Table 2, revealed a statistically significant (P<.00; 95% CI 2.47, 4.57) increase in the level of PFM contraction after treatment in the intervention group.”

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, for between group comparison after treatment depicted in figure 6., demonstrated a statistically significant (P=.025; 95% CI 0.51, 7.19) improvement in PFM contraction in the intervention group.”

Excited to see the 90-90 Hemibridge with Balloon used in this double-blind study in the Journal of Women’s & Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, presented in Table 2, revealed a statistically significant (P<.00; 95% CI 2.47, 4.57) increase in the level of PFM contraction after treatment in the intervention group.”

“The results of the 2-way mixed ANOVA, for between group comparison after treatment depicted in figure 6., demonstrated a statistically significant (P=.025; 95% CI 0.51, 7.19) improvement in PFM contraction in the intervention group.”
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Day 2 of our inaugural PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit brought to light concepts such as,

“The Mind in the Body and the Body in the Mind”

“Psychosis or Neurosis”

“Virtual Intervention for Drug Resistant Bipolar Disorder”

“The Intersection of Postural Restoration and Nutrition”

“The Impact the Gut Microbiome can have on Physical and Mental Health”

“Applying PRI Techniques for Wheelchair and Amputee Athletes”

And our Summit concluded with a special appearance from the PRI faculty bringing us all a kinesemiotic experience we will not forget!

Thanks to,
Michael Zhao, CSCS
Robert Skip George, DC, CCSP, CSCS, PRC
Kasia Galica, CSCS, NASM CPT, RYT
Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, OCS, MTC
Taylor Boryca, PTA, PRC
Tim Dempsey, CSCS, PRT

And everyone who joined us for this event!

If you are interested in presenting at next years Summit abstracts are due by July 15th!

Day 2 of our inaugural PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit brought to light concepts such as,

“The Mind in the Body and the Body in the Mind”

“Psychosis or Neurosis”

“Virtual Intervention for Drug Resistant Bipolar Disorder”

“The Intersection of Postural Restoration and Nutrition”

“The Impact the Gut Microbiome can have on Physical and Mental Health”

“Applying PRI Techniques for Wheelchair and Amputee Athletes”

And our Summit concluded with a special appearance from the PRI faculty bringing us all a kinesemiotic experience we will not forget!

Thanks to,
Michael Zhao, CSCS
Robert Skip George, DC, CCSP, CSCS, PRC
Kasia Galica, CSCS, NASM CPT, RYT
Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, OCS, MTC
Taylor Boryca, PTA, PRC
Tim Dempsey, CSCS, PRT

And everyone who joined us for this event!

If you are interested in presenting at next years Summit abstracts are due by July 15th!
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What a fantastic inaugural Interdisciplinary Studies Summit!

We can’t wait to highlight more from last week in Lincoln!

The first day started strong with presentations from,

Amy Morris, MSPT, PRC
Molly Miller, PT, DPT, PRC
Colby Mamigonian, CSCS, PRT
Donna Behr, DPT, MS, PRC 
Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC 
Miguel Aragoncillo, CSCS, PRT

Connective tissue disorders, hypermobility, biotensegrity, integrative breathing therapy, supplemental manual techniques, and phases of sprinting and pitching, packed into our opening day!

What a fantastic inaugural Interdisciplinary Studies Summit!

We can’t wait to highlight more from last week in Lincoln!

The first day started strong with presentations from,

Amy Morris, MSPT, PRC
Molly Miller, PT, DPT, PRC
Colby Mamigonian, CSCS, PRT
Donna Behr, DPT, MS, PRC
Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC
Miguel Aragoncillo, CSCS, PRT

Connective tissue disorders, hypermobility, biotensegrity, integrative breathing therapy, supplemental manual techniques, and phases of sprinting and pitching, packed into our opening day!
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“Let’s take an outside-in approach and get the pelvis in the right biomechanical position first, before we treat a Pelvic Floor”

-Lori Thomsen

Pelvis Restoration Live Stream last weekend!

“Let’s take an outside-in approach and get the pelvis in the right biomechanical position first, before we treat a Pelvic Floor”

-Lori Thomsen

Pelvis Restoration Live Stream last weekend!
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