Postural Respiration

An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics

Atlanta, GA

"Posture and breathing have always been important. This gives me a new, better conceptual framework that addresses asymmetry."

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Course Information

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the patterned respiration influences on: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, costal and crural function, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature, and a positionally restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to assess and restore polyarticular muscular chain function of both hemi-lateral thoraxes and their respective pleura. Treatment interventions including manual and non-manual techniques to restore reciprocal and alternating respiratory and rotational function of the thorax will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and intervention strategies when treating diagnoses that are related to undesirable airflow patterns, such as shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder dysfunction.

Education Level: Advanced
Student Faculty Ratio 16:1

Cost: $495 (Early registration rate: At least 4 weeks before the course)*
         $545 (Late registration rate: Within 4 weeks of the course)*

*2020 Prices: $525 for early registration and $575 for late registration.

Date Hosted By Faculty Seats Register
October 26-27, 2019 Motus Integrative Health Crown Point , Indiana Louise Kelley 25 Open
November 2-3, 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers-Spring Training Facility Phoenix , Arizona James Anderson 11 Open
November 9-10, 2019 Robbins Rehabilitation Easton , Pennsylvania Robert "Skip" George 20 Open
January 18-19, 2020 Elite Physical Therapy Clinton , Mississippi Louise Kelley 40 Open
January 25-26, 2020 Body Dynamics, Inc Falls Church , Virginia Robert "Skip" George 35 Open
March 7-8, 2020 Swain Hall, Minot State University Minot , North Dakota Louise Kelley 44 Open
March 14-15, 2020 Pinnacle National Development Center Kansas City , Kansas Mike Cantrell 35 Open
May 2-3, 2020 Finish Line Physical Therapy New York , New York Louise Kelley 48 Open
June 20-21, 2020 Lindebergs Academy Munich , Germany Robert "Skip" George 32 Open
July 18-19, 2020 Sam Houston State University Huntsville , Texas James Anderson 19 Open
August 8-9, 2020 Dickinson College Carlisle , Pennsylvania Louise Kelley 45 Open
August 29-30, 2020 Sutter Physical Therapy, Sacramento Sacramento , California Robert "Skip" George 35 Open
September 19-20, 2020 Elite Physical Therapy Cranston , Rhode Island Louise Kelley 20 Open
September 19-20, 2020 IMPACT Physical Medicine & Aquatic Center St. Paul , Minnesota James Anderson 30 Open
October 3-4, 2020 Capital Area Physical Therapy & Wellness Malta , New York James Anderson 32 Open
October 24-25, 2020 Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Charlestown , Massachusetts Mike Cantrell 10 Open
November 7-8, 2020 California Baptist University Riverside , California Louise Kelley 45 Open

Course Registration

Participation is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Special Needs Requests

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this course, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the course date or prior to purchasing any online home study course so that arrangements can be made.

Course Completion

The course must be attended in full, and a course evaluation summary completed in order to receive a certificate of completion for 15 CE hours. If you arrive late, or leave early, your certificate of completion will be adjusted for the number of CE hours you were in attendance.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Course Tuition

Early Registration Fee: $495**
(4 or more weeks prior to course)

Late Registration Fee: $545**
(within 4 weeks of course)

*50% off if you qualify for the Home Study Advantage

**2020 Prices: $525 for early registration and $575 for late registration.

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.


Those who have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) or Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) are eligible for a 50% discount. Students are eligible for a 25% discount if they are currently enrolled as a full time student at the time of the course. You may be asked to submit your official course schedule to verify student status.

*Discounts exclude Cranial Resolution, Non-Manual Techniques Workshop, Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium, and PRI Affiliate Courses.

Supportive Products

(This is not the homestudy)

Manual Techniques
Postural Respiration