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Interdisciplinary Care Between Postural Restoration & Functional Behavioral

December 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $42


Our goal is to discuss the multidisciplinary management between a Postural Restoration practitioner and a Functional Behavioral Optometrist to give better quality care to the patient. The Postural Restoration (PRI)® approach is a distinctive model that offers a tri-planar framework to diagnose and address human movement dysfunctions. Through collaboration with dentists and optometrists, postural restoration providers integrate the visual and oral systems to achieve comprehensive recovery for patients. The effectiveness of PRI’s extensive training model lies in its asymmetrically targeted techniques that specifically work with the autonomic nervous system and the integration between therapists and neuro-optometrists.

Since May 2022 both Dr. Daniella Rutner, OD, FCOVD, SUNY Optometry & Aleena  Kanner, PRT, ATC, have been delivering collaborative care to patients in New York City. Integrating Postural Restoration techniques and concepts into the field of optometry has proven to be beneficial, yielding positive results in patient care. We aim to demonstrate to the audience how we are utilizing the asymmetrical principles of PRI in conjunction with optometric care to bring lasting changes.


Daniella Rutner, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Daniella Rutner is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Eye Center and the Chief of Vision Rehabilitation. She earned both her Doctor of Optometry and Masters of Vision Science degrees from SUNY College of Optometry in 2002. She completed a cornea and contact lens fellowship at SUNY College of Optometry and has been at the college and University Eye Center since. She is currently involved in clinical teaching, patient care and clinical research.


Aleena  Kanner, PRT, ATC


Aleena Kanner is a Postural Restoration Certified movement therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Aleena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas. Aleena specializes in treating individuals who are struggling with chronic pain and autoimmune conditions. She collaborates with optometrists and dentists, and seeks to identify her patients’ underlying triggers of chronic pain/illness. Aleena’s speciality is Postural Restoration which involves a scientific exploration of  the body’s inherent natural asymmetries, employing techniques that center around the respiratory system, dental occlusion, and visual system to promote balance.

You will receive your Zoom invite via email the week of and the day of the event


December 6, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $42
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