Welcome to the fifth episode of the Postural Restoration Podcast! In this episode I am joined by Lori Thomsen, MPT, PRC. Lori attended Nebraska Wesleyan University prior to working towards her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center which she received in 1995. Although Lori first met Ron Hruska at a dinner party through a mutual friend, it wasn’t until she heard him lecture on Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) at UNMC that she recognized his unique way of thinking. Lori would go on to complete her last clinical rotation at St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center in the Physical Therapy department which was under the director of Ron at the time.
After starting with a Geriatric population at Bryan Medical Center. She then shifted her career into Home Health rehab where she spent more time centered around each patient & their individual needs. Lori then moved to North Dakota and accepted her first Outpatient Role, taking a job at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN. She quickly attended Myokinematic Restoration sharing a table with PRC’s Karen Jiran & Carrie Langer, as a result her PRI journey quickly began. After successful outcomes started to occur and patient success increased, she was encouraged to attend Advanced Integration for the first time. Shortly after attending Advanced Integration and seeing the first PRC class go through credentialing, Lori worked towards the same goal. In 2005 Lori earned her Postural Restoration Certified Credential as part of the second class.
In 2006, Lori was hired at the Hruska Clinic. In 2010 Lori was asked to work with PRC, Heather Engelburt, to help develop what would later become the Pelvis Restoration course. As a result Lori would become faculty and continue to teach this newly created course. Lori is recognized for creating the annual Hruska Clinic shoe list. Her passion and experience as a runner and her clinical experience working from the ground up led Lori to focus on proper foot mechanics and footwear for each patient’s individual needs. PRI Orthotics are used in helping patients to find and feel their Heel, Arch & Toes but proper shoes are continually fit to aid in this process. When not in the clinic Lori enjoys traveling & attending Husker Football games & time with her dog Oakley. She continues to take part in community outreach and volunteers on a regular basis.