The core of our practice at Pilates Central is the integration of Pilates, Physical Therapy and Postural Restoration® .

After developing new treatment techniques based on this unique approach, Donna partnered with Sarah Petrich (DPT, PRC, PMA-CPT) of Studio U in Minneapolis and James Anderson (MPT, PRC), Director of Affiliate Courses at the Postural Restoration Institute® to create a course for PRI, “PRI Integration for Pilates”.

It is part of the institute’s yearly schedule and can also be offered as a private course upon request.

Course description:

This advanced lecture and lab course is designed to help Pilates instructors, physical therapists, fitness professionals, strength coaches, personal trainers and other rehab and wellness professionals address asymmetrical breathing and postural patterns in the Pilates and rehab environment. Participants will gain an appreciation for PRI principles and the common asymmetric neuromuscular patterns that can lead to faulty movement, pathomechanics, and pain.

PRI Pilates screening assessments will be introduced to guide exercise selection, technique cueing, and programming. Lab activities will allow participants to experience application of screening assessments and new exercise techniques on the reformer, chair and mat. PRI Pilates screening assessments and proper applicationof the new integrated exercise techniques will help participants successfully retrain balanced movement and deliver successful Pilates programs in the studio and/or clinic.

You can learn more about PRI and find the current course schedule at: