How Positional Release Therapy Works
Positional Release Therapy (PRT) also known by its parent term, strain counterstrain, is a form manual medicine that resolves pain and tissue dysfunction. Through positioning the body and tissue in positions of comfort, the neurological system can be manipulated to interrupt the pain spasm cycle and over time, to reset the resting length of tissue in a "normal" range, which promotes increase in strength, performance and function. Essentially, PRT is the opposite of stretching. Much like unkinking a knot from a chain necklace, PRT works in the same fashion; tissues are pushed together, twisted, compressed and manipulated to take tension off "neurological chain links." The therapy is pain-free and is suited for all ages and most painful conditions.
Sound Evidence-Based Adult Learning Approaches
PRT-i faculty utilize sound evidence-based adult learning teaching approaches so that your learning experience is both rewarding and lasting. All instructional offerings adhere to an instructor to participant ratio of 1:6 to maximize your hands-on learning experience. Typical educational session formats and pricing are listed under the course registration page, however, PRT-i will meet your instructional needs through custom tailored programming.
A multi-faceted osteopathic treatment approach is utilized to treat a variety of injury and pain conditions. The practitioners of PRTi not only analyze a patient's symptoms from an orthopedic, biomechanical and manual therapy lens in order to prescribe the correct treatment regimen, they also work collaboratively with a variety of practitioners within and outside the practice. At the practice massage therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and strength and conditioning specialists are integrated into a patient's treatment protocol in order to improve their quality of life and sport performance.