Instructional Offerings

PRT-i will come to you! PRT-i provides instruction in positional release therapy for clinics, corporate, educational institutions and professional associations. Instruction is intended for health care professionals who treat patients seeking pain relief or performance ehancement, e.g., Athletic Trainer (AT), Physical Therapist (PT), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Chiropractic Physician (DC), Occupational Therapist (OT), Osteopathic Physician (DO). We also will instruct pre-professional healthcare students who are enrolled in accredited educational programs.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Electrotherapy for patient care: Evidence-based practice to help you stay “current”

This evidence-based course will discuss theory, application and research of electrotherapeutic devices used in sports medicine. TENS, IFC, NMES, and iontophoresis will be presented. A new portable ultrasound device will be presented dealing with theory, application and research on the device. 3.0 EBP CE.

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Facilitated Positional Release Advanced Course

This advanced course utilizes muscle energy techniques coupled with traditional PRT. (Pre-requisite: Lower, Upper, or Spine and Pelvis Session). Total CEUs for this course are 3.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs and 7.5 CEUs for a total of 10.5.

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Cranial PRT

In this session, cranial PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions are addressed, such as post concussive syndrome, migraine, TMJ and others. Course attendees also receive a comprehensive overview of surface anatomy coupled with one-to-one instruction on how to appropriately palpate tender points and trigger points to enable the treatment of them with positional release therapy as well as instruction on how to perform a myofascial scanning evaluation. Total CEUs for this course are 6.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs and 4.5 CEUs for a total of 10.5.

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Upper Quarter PRT

In this session, upper quarter PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions are addressed, such as impingement syndrome, bicep tendonitis and others. Course attendees also receive a comprehensive overview of surface anatomy coupled with one-to-one instruction on how to appropriately palpate tender points and trigger points to enable the treatment of them with positional release therapy as well as instruction on how to perform a myofascial scanning evaluation. Course attendees also receive basic instruction on upper extremity biomechanical influences that can serve as myofascial restriction triggers. Total CEUs for this course are 6.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs and 4.5 CEUs for a total of 10.5.

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Solving Chronic Somatic Conditions with Integrative Positional Release Therapy

The positional release therapy (PRT) advance track seminar will provide the clinician instruction on how to approach and treat chronic somatic conditions, such as low back pain, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome, athletic pubalgia and tennis elbow. Participants will receive hands-on instruction of targeted PRT techniques and will learn how PRT may be integrated into an overall treatment regimen to improve the therapeutic outcomes of these tough to treat conditions. Additionally, seminar participants will gain an understanding behind the theory and practice of PRT as well as the research that supports its application for treatment of chronic somatic conditions. Total CEUs for this course are 6.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs and 2.0 CEUs for a total of 8 CEUs.

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Lower Quarter PRT

In this session, lower quarter PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions are addressed, such as plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome and others. Course attendees also receive a comprehensive overview of surface anatomy coupled with one-to-one instruction on how to appropriately palpate tender points and trigger points to enable the treatment of them with positional release therapy as well as instruction on how to perform a myofascial scanning evaluation. Course attendees also receive basic instruction on lower extremity biomechanical influences that can serve as myofascial restriction triggers. Total CEUs for this course are 6.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs and 4.5 CEUs for a total of 10.5. 15.0 CEUs are offered for the LQ and Gait Analysis Course, 6.0 of which are EBP (Evidence Based Practice) CEUs.

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Spine and Pelvis PRT

In this session: 1. You will learn spine and pelvic PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions, such as low back pain, piriformis syndrome, anterior innominate rotations and others. 2. Course attendees will learn how to "cure" chronic non-specific low back pain using the Wheelhouse Protocol developed by Dr. Speicher over the last 15 years. 3. Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of surface anatomy, learn how to appropriately palpate tender points and trigger points. 4. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction in how to perform a myofascial scanning evaluation. 5. Course attendees will also be taught basic instruction on activity of daily living instruction for management of low back pain and biomechanical influences that can serve as myofascial restriction triggers.

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Positional Release Therapy Educator Certification

Certified Positional Release Therapists can become a Certified PRT Educator through additional training. Training involves instruction on adult learning theory, pedagogical instructional techniques as well as intensive training on additional PRT-i techniques and therapies.

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Positional Release Therapist Certification (PRT-c®)

Certification Pre-requisites / Requirements Licensed or nationally certified health care practitioner, e.g., LMT, ATC, PT, DO, MD, PA, RN, DC, PTA (if you are not on this list, please inquire with PRT-i to see if your credentialing fulfills this pre-requisite. Completion of three PRT-i courses: Spine and Pelvis (Required), Upper Quarter, Lower Quarter or Cranial Pre-professional health care students: Currently enrolled health care students from an accredited educational program are eligible for PRT certification, but must receive their professional certification prior to being awarded their PRT-c. Students can take their certification exam after completion of the required three courses noted above. A student who passes the exam, must provide proof of professional certification once obtained. 70% proficiency on written and oral practical certification examination is required Instruction and Certification in PRT is available to the above noted parties regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation Proof of professional certification/license

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