In 2012, Dupage Physical Therapy proudly became one of 120 certified Postural Restoration Centers. Postural Restoration (PRI) is a method of total body treatment that eliminates unwanted muscle tension and promotes a balance neuromuscular system. Treatment is aimed at addressing the normal asymmetrical organization and patterning of the body. This approach is based on the life’s work of Ron Hruska, MPA, PT and founder of the Postural Restoration Institute. The clinical staff is trained in this transformative approach by correcting the influence of these patterns on pain, tension, and mal-alignment. A combined approach of manual therapy techniques, specific exercises, and breathing is used to bring about rapid pain relief, core stability, and neutral positioning of multiple areas of the body. Exercises must be performed frequently in the early stages to bring about the muscle memory changes necessary to support a more balanced neuromuscular system.
Knowledge and expertise in the extraordinary work of the Postural Restoration Institute is the gift we have given ourselves as practitioners and is the gift we give to our patients or clients daily as we incorporate this training in many aspects of Physical Therapy and wellness care.
Since 2007 while working within the massage therapy field, Sarah Eckstein has learned and mastered many new techniques and also developed some of her own. Because of her experience in sports as a child/young adult, her touch is very focused on therapeutic techniques, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and pain management. Sarah also believes that non-athletes and less/moderately active people have the same necessity for therapeutic outlet to manage things like repetitive stress injuries, postural imbalances and other challenges that can arise from work, hobbies and daily life.
Dr. Campione is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences receiving his Doctorate in April 2010 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the West Virginia University. He holds post-graduate certifications in acupuncture, strength and conditioning with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, corrective exercise with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Functional Movement Systems, Rock Tape, and World Kettlebell Club.
Dr. Campione is a former collegiate baseball player. He has seven years experience as a personal trainer and strength coach and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at College of DuPage and Waubonsee Community College. He is a frequent contributor to the World Kettlebell Club blog.