Postural Restoration in Bend
The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) certified and trained clinician utilizes a unique approach to resolving musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Basic concepts of PRI are formulated from the fact that the human body is not symmetrical in its anatomy and function in several ways. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right. They have differing responsibilities, function, position and demands that must compliment each other and integrate for optimal health and performance of all systems in the body.
The PRI credentialed and trained clinician recognizes these imbalances and typical patterns associated with the disuse, weakness, or overuse of these systems, that most often lead to asymmetrical positions, tendencies and movement patterning, thereby contributing to a long list of musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe such as:
- Back Pain / Strain / Disc Herniation
- Pelvic Pain / Dysfunction
- TMJ pain/dysfunction
- Neck pain/strain
- Shoulder pain/strain/rotator cuff injury
- Hip pain / dysfunction
- Knee pain/ patello-femoral pain
- Ankle/foot pain/sprain/plantar-fasciitis
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty tolerating prolonged sitting or standing
- Decreased endurance and/or sport performance
- And many more……
Our postural restoration Bend clinician works with all providers and medical specialties, including even dentistry, orthodontia, optometry and podiatry in efforts to more-fully root out the cause of a dysfunction and pain.
The PRI approach to reducing and eliminating pain and restoring function first recognizes the more common (compensatory) patterns of human stance, extremity use, respiratory (breathing) function, vestibular imbalance, cervical-cranial-mandibular orientation and foot dynamics. Efforts to then balance these normal human patterns as much as possible, through the use of specific exercise programs and manual techniques unique to PRI, are implemented. Amazing results are realized when patients and clinicians work together toward regaining a life with less pain, less stress, less fatigue, less injury, and restored endurance, strength, balance, power and performance.
Amie Holbrook PT, OCS, CMPT, PRC, PRI Certified Therapist
Originally from the Midwest, Amie received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, and her MS in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout her career as a Physical Therapist, Amie has diligently worked towards advancing her orthopedic physical therapy training. She has received several certifications, including: her Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) credentials from NAIOMT; Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the APTA; and most recently, Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) from the Postural Restoration Institute.
Amie enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on restoring function through manual therapy and neuromuscular retraining of posture, respiration, and movement patterning for athletes of all abilities and ages, whether they are returning to work, activities of daily living, or sports. Amie values treating each patient individually to develop a strategy to achieve their fitness and movement goals through her physical therapy expertise.
Outside of work, Amie cherishes the time raising her daughter, and is very excited to enjoy the lifestyle and recreation that all of Bend and Central Oregon has to offer.
Marcus Ainsworth, PT
Specializing in spine rehabilitation using orthopedic manual therapy with ongoing education through NAIOMT and the Postural Restoration Institute, Marcus has been instrumental in developing Rebound’s scoliosis program and works closely with scoliosis spine surgeons here in Central Oregon. He continues to work with all orthopedic conditions and enjoys working with each patient and treating their diagnosis unique to them. After achieving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with honors at Northern Arizona University, Marcus began his PT career at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA gaining experience in a wide variety of fields including orthopedic neuro trauma, wound care, orthopedics, ICU and cardiac rehab. From there he continued working at level one trauma hospitals in Arizona prior to pursuing his passion in out-patient orthopedics. As a Golf Medical Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute, Marcus performs golf swing analysis and helps golfers return pain-free and optimize swing power and efficiency. He has given numerous talks on golf swing mechanics and held multiple golf fitness group exercise classes at Bend golf clubs. He also enjoys rehabilitating runners and climbers. Marcus has earned a reputation from top knee and shoulder surgeons as being a “go to” physical therapist for postoperative rehabilitation in Bend.
Marcus’ connection to all things outdoors, especially rock climbing brought him to Central Oregon. He and his wife, along with their daughter spend each moment they can adventuring around the area and taking full advantage of this beautiful place they call home!