What is Postural Restoration? 

Anyone certified and trained in Postural Restoration has undergone extremely challenging course work and exams to understand the mechanics of the human body. The goal of the Postural Restoration Institute is "to explore postural adaptations and asymmetries and their influence on the polyarticular chains of the body." Founded by physical therapist Ron Hruska Jr., PRI, a multidisciplinary approach, PRI takes into consideration multiple systems. “It's not just about the orthopedic system or the muscular-skeletal system or the nervous system or the cardio-respiratory system. It's about how all of these systems work in an integrated system.” At a glance, Postural Restoration is an understanding and focus on movement quality recognizing the entire body and taking into consideration its multiple systems and how they work in an integrated fashion.

PRI aims to restore postural positioning to the way it's meant to be, allowing each area of the body to serve the purpose it was meant to serve. Our bodies are meant to have a certain posture, but our daily habits and movements, overtime, can significantly alter this natural posture. PRI aims as helping people relearn or restore their natural posture for optimal movement.

Who Needs PRI?

EVERYONE!  Professional athletes have sought out Postural Restoration Trainers for years to improve their physical performance. However, it is also widely used in hospitals and physical therapy offices for people who may be recovering from a stroke, surgery or are suffering from chronic pain.

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Postural Restoration for Fitness & Movement For Everyone

If you’re an injured athlete, looking to improve strength and mobility, a computer professional with aches and pains, an employee who has been injured on the job or just suffering from arthritis physical therapy is meant to get you back on the field, back on the job and back doing the things that you enjoy.

Wendy specializes in Postural Restoration Integration concepts, restoring function through respiration and alternating reciprocal movement. This includes:

  • Assessment

  • Functional Balance Test

  • Treatment

Treatment includes:

  • Non-manual techniques from a bed, recliner, seated, standing transfer methods.

  • Gait Recommendations

  • Footwear Recommendations

  • Observing functional routines in the home to change typical patterned movements to a new, safer, reliable pattern.