Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to announce that Carolyn Weber, PT, recently completed the Postural Restoration Certified™ (PRC) credentialing program.
To be Postural Restoration Certified™ (PRC), Weber has completed multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the science through completion of the PRC application, and successfully participated in both clinical and analytical testing. To date, 159 professionals have earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified™(PRC).
Weber graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She has more than 16 years of outpatient orthopedic experience and has been part of the Rehab team at Northwestern Medical Center for the past 7-and-a-half years. Carolyn’s professional development includes extensive continuing education including manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and Kinesio™ taping.
“My experience with Postural Restoration and the certification process has given me a deeper knowledge of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the muscles involved in order to treat patients more effectively,” said Weber. “With this certification my goal is to continue my life-long learning and use this knowledge to provide the best treatment and education to my patients for improved functional mobility and quality of life.”
The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) established its credentialing process in 2004 as a way to recognize and identify individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of poly-articular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the PRI.
PRC professionals offer a unique approach to physical medicine called Postural Restoration®. This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed. Manual and non-manual techniques are used to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes.