Ron graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and matriculated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, completing a degree in Physical Therapy. Following graduation from Physical Therapy school in 1980, Ron accepted a position as a staff PT at the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center. In 1983, he was promoted to Assistant Chief and Clinical Educator. During this time, he also earned a Masters of Public Administration through the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In 1984, Ron accepted a position as Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at St. Elizabeth Community Health Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he served in this role until 1997. In 1997, he began working with Inverse Technology Corporation as Director of Clinical Services. During this time, Ron was teaching courses across the country on “Patella-Femoral Dysfunction and Protonics”, as well as the first Postural Restoration® courses. In 1999, Ron opened a private practice physical therapy clinic, Hruska Clinic Restorative Physical Therapy Services, in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2000, as a result of his extensive clinical and professional experience, he established the Postural Restoration Institute®, to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. In 2011, Ron co-founded PRI Vision, LLC in Lincoln, NE with Dr. Heidi Wise.
Ron has developed a strong interest in myokinematic, biomechanical, occlusal and visual influences on postural and peripheral adaptation patterns. Over 35 years of clinical experience assists him with direct patient interventions based on specific examination and evaluation data that best reflects neuromechanical stability, trunk symmetry and respiratory balance. In his earliest clinical practice at the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center, he recognized asymmetrical patterns that were influencing posture and movement, which led to the beginning of the science which is now Postural Restoration®. He lectures extensively and consults regularly with physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, optometrists, dentists, and other health care and fitness professionals across the United States and internationally on patterned postural position and pathology and his approach of restoring symmetrical balance using Postural Restoration® principles. As a result of his clinical experience and interdisciplinary evidence based integration, patients and healthcare professionals travel from across the country and internationally to the Hruska Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska for consultation and treatment. These patients are usually experiencing symptoms of movement dysfunction associated with neuro-muscular, respiratory and sensorial asymmetry.
Throughout his entire career as a physical therapist, he has remained a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where he has served on the Judicial Committee, Reference Committee, and House of Delegates. Ron has served as President of the Nebraska Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has also served on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, where he was one of five individuals to be selected on the Model Practice Act Task Force. Ron has also served on the Nebraska Department of Health Physical Therapy Board, where he was appointed by the governor to Chairman of the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy. Ron is co-inventor of the Protonics Neuromuscular Training System. Ron has also invented and patented the Prism and Priori PRI Aquatic systems.
Over his career, Ron has presented at several national and state American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) conferences, as well as National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) and National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) national and local conferences. Ron has authored articles published in journals including; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, Dental Clinics of North America, The Journal of the American Dental Association, and EXPLORE.
Ron is the Executive Director of the Postural Restoration Institute®, where he continues to teach nearly 20 courses each year across the country and internationally. He also continues to consult and practice at the Hruska Clinic, Restorative Physical Therapy Services, and PRI Vision Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, Ron serves as a Biomechanical Consultant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through the Division of Athletic Medicine.
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.