What is Postural Restoration?

The mission of the PRI is to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular muscle chains on the human body. Individuals associated with the PRI are dedicated to clinical education, research and the ongoing search for improved pathways of physical medicine.

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Our physical therapists at The Physical Therapy place have been training in The Postural Restoration™ approach for many years. We are the first and only Postural Restoration™ Certified Clinic in Alaska.

According to The Postural Restoration™ approach, all 3 aspects of the curvature must be addressed to effectively balance the asymmetry. Starting with the sagittal plane, then frontal plane. Finally transverse plane activities that restore normal movement with daily activities.

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Asymmetrical Yoga

I love yoga. 

When I was a student I cleaned the bathroom in a yoga studio in exchange for free classes. It changed my life and I will always be a big fan of yoga’s relaxing and restorative properties. 

We are not symmetrical.

Have you ever noticed that yoga postures feel different on one side versus the other other? Or are harder on one side than the other? That is your asymmetry speaking. We all have it in some way. 

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Good Shoes: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!

At The Physical Therapy Place, even when you come in for a non-foot injury, we might still talk about your  shoes. Why do we do that?

Your body is a whole system. The place we feel pain is simply the spot getting the most abuse. Ligaments, muscles, bursa - they don’t just get sprained, strained, or inflamed for fun. They get irritated and injured because our body, as a whole system, is putting too much load on that area.  

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