Postural Respiration

An Integrated Approach to the 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

Instructional Methods: Lecture, demonstration & lab, clinical application, case studies, and Q&A

Live Stream courses will take place from 8am-5pm CT each day, and certificates of completion/CE credit will be awarded the following week after completion of the course evaluation survey and short post-test. For more information on whether your state/organization is approved for CE approval, please click on the "Accreditation" tab below. Live Stream courses will be engaging, interactive and include demonstration of objective testing and/or non-manual techniques, in addition to course attendees being able to ask questions throughout the course. All that’s needed on your end is reliable internet access, a webcam, microphone and speaker (or a smart phone can be used if you do not have a computer or laptop with this capability). The course manual will be shipped directly to you 1-2 weeks before the course. *International registrants will receive access to a digital version of the course manual. I In addition, participants will receive access to the recording of the live stream course for 14 days to review the material, and re-watch any material that may have been missed due to connection issues. Those who attend in-person during a live streamed course will also receive access to the recording for 14 days. Extensions beyond this 14 day review are not available. ***Please note: In order to receive access to the recording for review, you must participate in person on the Live Stream course with your camera on for at least half of the course (8 hours). If you sign up for the course and do not participate in at least 8 hours of the live stream, you will not receive the recording and you will not be refunded. Also, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.***

Date Hosted By Faculty Seats Register
February 9-10, 2024 Live Stream (Friday & Saturday) Robert "Skip" George 100 Open
February 9-10, 2024 Postural Restoration Institute (Friday & Saturday) Lincoln , Nebraska Robert "Skip" George 20 Open
March 9-10, 2024 WinnMed Decorah , Iowa Dan Houglum 21 Open
March 16-17, 2024 Spine and Sport Annapolis Annapolis , Maryland Louise Kelley 29 Open
April 13-14, 2024 Sutter Physical & Hand Therapy, Sacramento Sacramento , California Robert "Skip" George 31 Open
May 18-19, 2024 Elite Physical Therapy Abilene , Texas Robert "Skip" George 17 Open
June 8-9, 2024 Lindebergs Academy Munich , Germany Louise Kelley 30 Open
September 7-8, 2024 Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy Warner Robins , Georgia Dan Houglum 20 Open
September 21-22, 2024 Central Mass Physical Therapy and Wellness West Boylston , Massachusetts Louise Kelley 26 Open
October 12-13, 2024 REVO Training Center Missoula , Montana Robert "Skip" George 30 Open
October 19-20, 2024 Steps for Recovery Cary , North Carolina Louise Kelley 35 Open
October 25-26, 2024 Live Stream (Friday & Saturday) Dan Houglum 100 Open
October 25-26, 2024 Postural Restoration Institute (Friday & Saturday) Lincoln , Nebraska Dan Houglum 20 Open

Course Registration

Registration 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 an online course evaluation summary and short post-test (with a passing score of 70% or higher) must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion for 15 CE hours. Certificates of completion will be emailed after the online course evaluation summary and post-test have been completed  If you arrive late, or leave early, your certificate of completion will be adjusted for the number of CE hours you were in attendance. *For live stream courses, if you have your camera turned off (or you are not visible on camera) at any time for greater than 15 minutes, this time will be deducted from your total hours on your certificate of completion.

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. *Please note: For Live Stream Courses, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.

Course Tuition

2023 Courses

Early Registration Fee: $525*
(4 or more weeks prior to course)

Late Registration Fee: $575*
(within 4 weeks of course)

2024 Courses

Early Registration Fee: $550* (in-person) / $580* (live stream - manual will be shipped directly to you)

Late Registration Fee: $600* (in-person) / $630* (live stream - manual will be shipped directly to you)

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

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 on the following courses: Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration, Postural Respiration, Impingement & Instability, Cervical Revolution and Advanced Integration. Students are eligible for a 25% discount for these above listed courses as well, 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.

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Manual Techniques
Postural Respiration