Postural Restoration Institute
Dan graduated from South Dakota State University in 1997 with a degree in Athletic Training, and has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997. He graduated from Des Moines University in 1999 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree.
Dan started taking courses through the Postural Restoration Institute in 2004, and began focusing on Postural Restoration as his primary treatment approach in 2006. He is a member of the 2012 class to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.
Dan opened Houglum Physical Therapy in 2016 to work with like-minded individuals as well as continue to improve his clinical application of Postural Restoration concepts. One of the greatest opportunities of Dan’s career was becoming an instructor for the Postural Restoration Institute. Teaching PRI concepts for the last several years has been exceptionally rewarding to him both professionally and personally.
Dan was honored as a Five Star Professional Top Physical Therapist in Chicago for 2014 and 2015. His 21 years of clinical expertise has led to invitations to speak at the Northwestern University Sports Medicine Symposium, National Athletic Training Association National Convention, and the Postural Restoration Institute. Dan’s clinical expertise includes mechanics, respiration, and performance, cultivating a diverse patient base ranging from professional athletes to individuals with chronic pain.
The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established in 2000 to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. Our mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment that addresses the primary contributions of postural kinematic movement dysfunction.
We are committed to the ongoing search for improved pathways of physical medicine. PRI creates resources, educational opportunities, patient-care programs and research supported practice-based evidence approaches to assist those who wish to maximize their knowledge and skill in respiration, myokinematics, neuromuscular applications and postural imbalances.