Mike graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. After a period in the U.S. Army, he completed his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1989. In 1992 Mike opened The Cantrell Center and by the time he sold his practice in 2016 it employed 49 people and was the only Postural Restoration Certified Center in Georgia. Mike was a member of the 2006 Postural Restoration class® thus earning the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC). He has published several white papers regarding PRI® information in an effort to help others more easily understand difficult concepts. He began formally teaching for PRI in 2006 and currently teaches Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Impingement and Instability, Advanced Integration, and Cervical Revolution. Since selling his practice, Mike has begun three other successful businesses: Applied Integration Consulting (a joint venture with James Anderson MPT, PRC), Mike Cantrell Physical Therapy Consulting, and Integrative Postural Therapy (a joint venture with Elizabeth Caughey DDS). Mike continues to maintain that any successes he has had are directly attributed to the knowledge and skills that have been imparted to him by the Postural Restoration Institute and is forever grateful for their ongoing advances in the field of human kinetics.
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.