Interviews

Ep. 2 - James Anderson, MPT, PRC

Welcome to the second episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by James Anderson, MPT, PRC. Before the foundation of the Postural Restoration Institute (Episode 1) James’ Relationship and Mentorship with Ron Hruska grew. Initially hearing about Ron while attending Physical Therapy school at The University of Nebraska Medical Center, James discovered that his approach was unlike the traditional thought process being taught at the time.

While considering his dedication to the field as a whole, this new approach re-ignited James and his desire to start a career within the field of Physical Therapy. Through other mentors and guidance, James continually grew to know Ron and considered him to be a great mentor. Prior to becoming involved with this institute, James spent his early years out of school helping to teach introductory courses relating to the newly created Protonics Device. It was during these years that James’ appreciation and understanding of Human Asymmetry and Respiration grew strong.

James spent many years traveling and being mentored by Ron and together they co-taught many courses. Eventually James would become the second Faculty member for the Institute under the guidance and direction of Ron Hruska. In this episode, James discusses the transition he made from a Myokinematic mindset, to his appreciation and dedication to Respiration and Breathing mechanics as part of the whole system at play. Currently, James teaches Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, & Impingement & Instability and co-instructs at all Affiliate programs currently being offered.

James’ dedication and passion to this science allowed him to take on a role as Director of PRI Affiliate courses, and has since worked with various PRI clinicians to put together several Affiliate programs. With the newly compiled PRI Integration for Pediatrics course, there are now five affiliate courses including PRI Integration for GeriatricsPRI Integration for Baseball, PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement, and PRI Integration for Pilates.

James continues to remain passionate about mentorship and outreach, offering his time and experience with this institute as a resource to other PRI clinicians, students, and patients. James and his family reside in St. George, Utah and they both enjoy all that the area has to offer, especially hiking, several recreational activities, and visiting the many lakes in the area. James not only practices locally when home, but also offers consultation and mentorship opportunities throughout the country and enjoys collaborating with many credentialed PRI providers on a regular basis.

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.