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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.

We work to meet your positional release therapy instructional and budgetary goals. Courses are typically held over a weekend and are 1.5 days in length (e.g., Saturday 8am-4pm; Sunday 8am-12pm) which equates to 10.5 CEUs. However, the length of course as well as focus can be designed to meet the instructional and budgetary goals of a Host. Six licensed health care professionals are needed to run a course. Each of our courses qualifies for 6.0 EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) CEUs.

Course Venue: Courses and certification examinations are regularly held at the Positional Release Therapy Institute. Courses are also held at host locations (e.g., therapy clinic, academic program, conference), however, host locations must provide up-to-date audiovisual equipment, adequate lighting, ventilation, equipment (e.g., treatment tables, therapy stools) and space to accommodate a ratio of 1 instructor to 12 students. Additionally, each host venue must have in place an emergency action plan that is visible to the instructor and course participants and available for review upon request.

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a course. Each host receives a free registration or discounted registration cost for staff members or host attendees.

Participants receive hands-on training

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 1:12 to maximize your hands-on learning experience. Courses are primarily hands-on or laboratory in nature, but also involve case discussion and minimally, didactic lecture.

Our PRT courses are designed especially for health care professionals and students who are seeking manual therapy skills needed for their next professional challenge. Those likely to benefit are PTs, PTAs, ATs, LMTs, DC, and DO who are new to positional release therapy (PRT). However, it is highly recommended that course participants have prior background or instruction in anatomy, orthopedic evalution and neuroscience to facilitate their course experience, but not required.

Instructional Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to articulate the theory and research supporting the use of PRT
  • Clinicians will be able to apply specific PRT techniques and procedures for common musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
  • Clinicians will be able to demonstrate basic proficiency in: myofascial mapping/scanning, tissue assessment of tender and trigger points and basic gait / biomechanical assessment and use of ADL education techniques based on course selection.
  • Course attendees will be able to apply PRT diagnostic and treatment innovations developed by Dr. Speicher to common musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, such as the Fasiculatory Response Method (FRM)- Pat. Pending and Arthrokinematic Joint Manipulation. 

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Participants receive hands-on training

Instructional Objectives

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  • 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.

    (Moscow, Idaho)

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

    March 31st, 2016 (Boise Sate University Bronco Gym, BSU AT Lab Room 123)

  • 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.

    July 23 & 24, 2016 (Moscow, Idaho)

  • In this session, spine and pelvic PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions are addressed, such as low back pain, piriformis 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 activity of daily living instruction for management of low back pain and 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. 

    5/16/15-5/17/15 (Ogden , UT)

  • 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

    Needed for Certification

    1. Three (3) PRT courses taken, one of which must be spine and pelvis (see list above)
    2. Successful completion of the written and practical exam with a 70% proficiency
    3. Proof of professional certification / license (e.g., LMT, AT, PT, DO, etc.)

    Steps to Register

    1. Look for current certification dates
    2. Inquire with PRT-i about potential or upcoming dates in your area
    3. Register via the link below or via the one provided
    4. Once registered, a study outline will be provided
    • Written examination (50 multiple choice)
    • Practical examination (45 pooled positions)
    • Candidates are notified within two weeks regarding their examination score
    • Professionals must provide PRT-i proof of current professional certification (* Note - students upon professional certification)
    • Exam Cost: $175.00

    Retest Option:

    • If a candidate does not pass either the written or practical section of the examination, the candidate will have one year to re-test on either or both sections. The cost is $75.00 for each section individually, or $175.00 for both. If the indivdiual section is not retaken within one year, the candidate will be required to repeat the entire certification examination in full.

    Maintenance of Certification and PRT-i Practitioner Network Listing:

    • PRT-c practitioners must complete one additional PRT-i course or refresher every three (3) years after certification and pay an annual re-certification fee of $50.00.

    (Ogden, UT)

  • 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.

    As an educator, you will have the ability to instruct for PRT-i. (Pre-requisite: Positional Release Therapist Certification and 5 years of clinical practice and teaching experience) Process for Becoming a PRT Educator:

    1. Take a minimum of two PRT-i courses
    2. Take and pass the Positional Release Therapist Certification Exam
    3. Take the on-line Educator Examination
    4. Eligible candidates will be selected to travel as junior faculty with senior faculty for a period of one year or for at least three courses. During this time, faculty will be intensively trained in additional PRT therapies while on course with the senior faculty member.
    5. During the on-course training, junior faculty will be given the opportunity to take lead on a course (logistics, instruction, etc.). During this time, the senior faculty member will provide the junior faculty member feedback and additional instruction if needed to refine or improve their lead instruction.
    6. The on-course Senior faculty member along with consultation with the Junior faculty member, will make a recommendation to the President of PRT-i that the Junior faculty member is ready to serve in the senior faculty member role based on their performance evaluation.

    NOTE: it is not a requirement to serve as a senior faculty member and some PRT-i faculty choose to serve in the Junior role, however, moving to senior faculty status increases course availability or offer for instruction as well as monetary compensation. If you are interested in serving as PRT-i Teaching Faculty, contact Dr. Tim Speicher, President of PRT-i.

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