Heather Engelbert, PT, PRC

Heather EngelbertHeather graduated from the College of St. Catherine with her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1999.  She has worked in outpatient orthopedics since and has had extensive training and education in the areas of pelvic dysfunction and manual release and mobilization techniques.  She has been a women’s health therapist for 9 years and appreciates the complexities of the human body.  In 2007 Heather earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC).  Her clinical expertise in PRI techniques has allowed for successful management and treatment of many complex conditions involving the pelvis, spine, upper and lower extremities.  Heather teaches coursework on pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction and she serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students from regional doctoral programs.  She serves as a mentor for many PTs and students wanting to learn PRI techniques and works closely with regional orthopedic surgeons, family practitioners, neurologists, OBGYN s and dentists.  She was born and raised in Minnesota and with her husband has two children.  She is an active member of the MN APTA and is a member of the Women’s’ Health and Sports and Orthopedic sections.

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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.