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The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. 

The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) is a continuing education institute that was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. We offer 12 post-graduate level courses, in addition to an annual PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit, and we welcome any licensed healthcare or certified fitness professional to attend our courses. Professional credentialing opportunities (PRC, PRT and PRP Japan) are available to qualified professionals.

The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design. The human body is balanced through the integration of system imbalances.

The Postural Restoration Institute® was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles.

Are you a healthcare or fitness professional who continues to see the same dysfunctional patterns of movement, pain presentations, or habitual patterns of postural behavior associated with a dominant side of the body?

Are you interested in learning how different systems, including the visual and stomatognathic systems can influence asymmetrical tendencies and patterns?

If so, we invite you to consider beginning your PRI educational journey and learn how to recognize and manage these asymmetrical imbalances and typical patterns associated with system disuse or weakness that develops because of dominant overuse.

The Postural Restoration Institute® offers 12 post-graduate level courses, in addition to an annual PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit, and we welcome any licensed healthcare or certified fitness professional to complete our courses. Professional credentialing opportunities (PRC, PRT and PRP Japan) are also available to qualified professionals.

PRI offers 3 primary courses (Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration and Pelvis Restoration), which are introductory to the science and do not require pre-requisites. The three primary courses can be taken in any order; however, we generally recommend beginning with either the Postural Respiration or Myokinematic Restoration course. Primary courses are available as an online home study, live stream or live in-person.

The secondary and tertiary level courses each have pre-requisite coursework that must be successfully completed prior to attending these courses, which is defined on each course page. Secondary and tertiary level courses are available for live stream or live in-person attendance.

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Programs & Courses

Learn more about the many courses that PRI offers for licensed healthcare and certified fitness professionals, in addition to the two professional credentialing opportunities, PRC and PRT.

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Expand your knowledge of PRI through this video subscription platform where we discuss topics related to PRI course material, techniques, case studies, interdisciplinary management and more.

Webinars

Explore our growing collection of free webinars discussing integrative application of the science of Postural Restoration®, and learn more about upcoming webinars with Ron Hruska.

Podcasts

Listen to PRI faculty members, credentialed providers and integrative specialists tell their story, and learn how they apply the science of Postural Restoration® in their healthcare or fitness setting.

Products

Check out the products available for purchase to compliment your application of PRI course material, including non-manual and manual technique programs, patient guides, illustrations, and more. 

Resources

Peruse a growing collection of additional resources designed to further educate you on topics outside of the standard PRI course work, including articles, recent emails and more. 

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Torsions of our cranial system reflect “over sensed”cortical awareness of patterned, anti-gravitational, structural sites, that facilitate dysfunctional autonomic behavior. 

My multidisciplinary research and clinical experience supports the common occurrence of right occipital-atlas compression and left anterior lateral over referenced dental occlusion.

-Ron

Torsions of our cranial system reflect “over sensed”cortical awareness of patterned, anti-gravitational, structural sites, that facilitate dysfunctional autonomic behavior.

My multidisciplinary research and clinical experience supports the common occurrence of right occipital-atlas compression and left anterior lateral over referenced dental occlusion.

-Ron
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Your sense of the “middle” is manipulated by your autonomic nervous system without you ever knowing it. 

This convergence, compression, constriction……..has to be consciously considered in order to regulate any autonomic function.

Cranial Resolution
Live Stream
March 22-23, 2024
Jennifer Smart

Your sense of the “middle” is manipulated by your autonomic nervous system without you ever knowing it.

This convergence, compression, constriction……..has to be consciously considered in order to regulate any autonomic function.

Cranial Resolution
Live Stream
March 22-23, 2024
Jennifer Smart
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You live in a DOMINANT pattern! You use it all day, every day. To survive. There are many adaptations to this pattern that stray from the norm…….

But underneath them all is a #LAIC at some point!

Sometimes it’s nice to get out of it,

You might want to try it (alternation) more often!

Myokinematic Restoration
March 8-9, 2024
@jmillermtpt 👏 
#prination

You live in a DOMINANT pattern! You use it all day, every day. To survive. There are many adaptations to this pattern that stray from the norm…….

But underneath them all is a #LAIC at some point!

Sometimes it’s nice to get out of it,

You might want to try it (alternation) more often!

Myokinematic Restoration
March 8-9, 2024
@jmillermtpt 👏
#prination
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Forces are literally pulling you towards your midline at this very moment…..what strategies will you rely on to expand?

Unless you include sympathetics, no external or intra-oral device will be able to synchronize those forces allowing freedom at the neck or the body below for long!

Thanks to all the dental teams and integrative movement providers who joined us last weekend for Occlusal Cervical Restoration!

Forces are literally pulling you towards your midline at this very moment…..what strategies will you rely on to expand?

Unless you include sympathetics, no external or intra-oral device will be able to synchronize those forces allowing freedom at the neck or the body below for long!

Thanks to all the dental teams and integrative movement providers who joined us last weekend for Occlusal Cervical Restoration!
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TBT to the time we turned the course room into a Dohyō!

Already missing our Sumo stars from Japan!

TBT to the time we turned the course room into a Dohyō!

Already missing our Sumo stars from Japan!
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Respect the Neck!

This may be the best summary of our weekend exploring the R TMCC patterning as it relates to Occipital Atlanto Joint Function, Temporal positioning, Cranial Left Sidebending, Cranial Right Torsions and an introduction to Occlusal interferences. 

Cervical testing was practiced along with recommended manual and non-manual technique interventions to restore 30 degrees of cervical lordosis and normal triplanar cervical mobility.

Cervical Revolution 
Lincoln - Live Stream
#prination
@postrestinstjp

Respect the Neck!

This may be the best summary of our weekend exploring the R TMCC patterning as it relates to Occipital Atlanto Joint Function, Temporal positioning, Cranial Left Sidebending, Cranial Right Torsions and an introduction to Occlusal interferences.

Cervical testing was practiced along with recommended manual and non-manual technique interventions to restore 30 degrees of cervical lordosis and normal triplanar cervical mobility.

Cervical Revolution
Lincoln - Live Stream
#prination
@postrestinstjp
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“Fun is the first word to describe my weekend teaching Pelvis Restoration this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. 

This class of health practitioners were engaged all weekend. They asked questions! This was so fantastic as the Pelvis Restoration Course has a lot of material and can be dense. The questions made me excited, energized, and enthusiastic. Nearly half of the course attendees were attending their first PRI course, and many were attending their 2nd or 3rd. 

The feedback of going into the details of the pelvic inlet and outlet and understanding the position of joints and muscles made for a better understanding of the PRI tests and progression of treatment. I also felt the class understood how airflow and positioning of the pelvis can affect internal pressure management to assist with low back, Si, and hip tension/pain and PF dysfunctions. 

Thank you, @aleenakanner, for being a wonderful Lab Assistant. Thank you, Erin, Carly, and Kathleen with @spoonerpt for hosting. You guys were amazing.”

-Lori Thomsen

“Fun is the first word to describe my weekend teaching Pelvis Restoration this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

This class of health practitioners were engaged all weekend. They asked questions! This was so fantastic as the Pelvis Restoration Course has a lot of material and can be dense. The questions made me excited, energized, and enthusiastic. Nearly half of the course attendees were attending their first PRI course, and many were attending their 2nd or 3rd.

The feedback of going into the details of the pelvic inlet and outlet and understanding the position of joints and muscles made for a better understanding of the PRI tests and progression of treatment. I also felt the class understood how airflow and positioning of the pelvis can affect internal pressure management to assist with low back, Si, and hip tension/pain and PF dysfunctions.

Thank you, @aleenakanner, for being a wonderful Lab Assistant. Thank you, Erin, Carly, and Kathleen with @spoonerpt for hosting. You guys were amazing.”

-Lori Thomsen
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Had a fantastic weekend introducing asymmetry and the hemispheric human patterning to many PT students and APTA PT members at the Combined Sections Meeting in Boston!

Our PRI Providers in Boston are committed to sharing their passion as well, and we are so thankful for their insights and the support they offer in their communities and ours!

If you find yourself struggling to navigate the waters of PRI consider reaching out to a seasoned sailor who has been steering their ship a little longer than you. Our provider map is a great navigational guide to the nearest harbor!

Happy Sailing! 
#prination

Had a fantastic weekend introducing asymmetry and the hemispheric human patterning to many PT students and APTA PT members at the Combined Sections Meeting in Boston!

Our PRI Providers in Boston are committed to sharing their passion as well, and we are so thankful for their insights and the support they offer in their communities and ours!

If you find yourself struggling to navigate the waters of PRI consider reaching out to a seasoned sailor who has been steering their ship a little longer than you. Our provider map is a great navigational guide to the nearest harbor!

Happy Sailing!
#prination
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Summit Speaker Introduction: Donna Behr, MPT, MS, PRC
@donnabehr_pt_pri_pilates 

“Highlights of Clinical Integration Between Postural Restoration® and Integrative Breathing Therapy Treatment Approaches”

See you on April 25-26th!
#prination

Summit Speaker Introduction: Donna Behr, MPT, MS, PRC
@donnabehr_pt_pri_pilates

“Highlights of Clinical Integration Between Postural Restoration® and Integrative Breathing Therapy Treatment Approaches”

See you on April 25-26th!
#prination
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We dove into Dynamic Respiration considerations while expanding our mindset regarding rib rotation, abdominal activation, exhalation, extension, cervical considerations, objective AIC, BC and PEC testing and so many powerful technique positions, to start a repositioning program!

Thanks to everyone who traveled to Lincoln and all those online who contributed to this 2-day conversation!

About 90% of this group was new to PRI and hopefully left with new techniques and tools to try out in their clinics and gym spaces today! 

#prination
@robertskipgeorge

We dove into Dynamic Respiration considerations while expanding our mindset regarding rib rotation, abdominal activation, exhalation, extension, cervical considerations, objective AIC, BC and PEC testing and so many powerful technique positions, to start a repositioning program!

Thanks to everyone who traveled to Lincoln and all those online who contributed to this 2-day conversation!

About 90% of this group was new to PRI and hopefully left with new techniques and tools to try out in their clinics and gym spaces today!

#prination
@robertskipgeorge
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Summit Speaker Introduction: Robert “Skip” George
@robertskipgeorge 

“Psychosis or Neurosis: Two PRI Case Studies”

PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit
April 25-26th
#prination

Summit Speaker Introduction: Robert “Skip” George
@robertskipgeorge

“Psychosis or Neurosis: Two PRI Case Studies”

PRI Interdisciplinary Studies Summit
April 25-26th
#prination
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Primary Non-Manual Techniques Workshop.
February 2024. 

Without Referencing multiple Referents throughout Repositioning you really aren’t Retraining much……

What a fun two days exploring novel sense of known PRI positions. Thanks to all 70 clinicians across #prination who helped make this workshop so much FUN!

Primary Non-Manual Techniques Workshop.
February 2024.

Without Referencing multiple Referents throughout Repositioning you really aren’t Retraining much……

What a fun two days exploring novel sense of known PRI positions. Thanks to all 70 clinicians across #prination who helped make this workshop so much FUN!
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