Beth Quinn, PT, DPT


 

Beth Quinn PT, DPT recently relocated from Chapel Hill, NC and is excited to bring her knowledge of Postural Restoration and Myofascial Release to Roper Physical Therapy! Beth received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University in 2005 and 2006. She holds Bachelor degrees in Exercise and Sport Science, and Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. She began her clinical career in neurological rehab where she developed a passion for treating patients post-stroke.

Beth received specialized Neuro IFRAH training for patients with hemiplegia in 2011. Three years later, she began training in John Barnes’ Myofascial Release, which led her to work with patients with chronic pain and post-surgical or post-partum fascial restrictions in the outpatient environment. Beth was then introduced to Postural Restoration (PRI) in 2015 and found that this integrative neurologic and respiratory approach complemented her myofascial release-based treatment to reduce asymmetrical muscle patterns in the body and relieve pain. She continued training in this approach, working at Advance Physical Therapy, a certified Postural Restoration Center in Chapel Hill from 2018-2019.

What is PRI? PRI is based on the principle that we are asymmetrical human beings right to left, including our nervous, digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. With respiration, our right hemi-diaphragm is larger and attaches further down our lumbar spine which can pull our center of gravity to the right and create asymmetrical movement patterns with walking and breathing. When these patterns become dominant, imbalances in muscle activity are created, joint structure is affected, and pain can result. PRI based treatment programs include specific exercises to restore the proper apposition of the diaphragm and ribcage during respiration, and restore balance to asymmetrical muscle patterns in the body to relieve pain and improve function. Beth combines her skills in Postural Restoration with Myofascial Release to provide a specialized and integrative approach to physical therapy and healing.