What is Neutrality in PRI?

"Neutrality" in Postural Restoration is a term that refers to a process of transition. Neutrality is akin to a lack of commitment to one side or another. Rather, we find ourselves in the middle, able to respond to all circumstances. We aren't commitment-less, mind...

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All About The Frontal Plane

It took me at least three years until I realized that success in PRI programs and interventions will ultimately come down to whether you can restore frontal plane movement, and keep it, while performing any type of task, be it athletics, work, or simply breathing. I...

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What Is the Zone of Apposition?

The zone of apposition refers to a vertical area of the diaphragms that begins at their insertion point on the inside of the lower ribs and extends to the top of the diaphragms. If the zone of apposition is present, the diaphragms will be dome-shaped and proper...

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Adduction Drop Test

Postural Restoration seeks to restore tri-planar motion of the pelvis. Quite often, due to how your body is structured and operates, we become to sagittal plane oriented. We are too "forward and back". This sagittal concentration is indicative of a body that is living...

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Right Lateralization of Our Human Body

People who are stuck in the Left AIC pattern are stuck in right stance. Their muscles are activating in such a way that their left ilium is rotated (or flexed) forward. The entire pelvis is oriented to the right, and their center of mass is shifted over to the right....

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How To Think of PRI

When you first start PRI, it can be quite difficult to conceptualize the whole thing. If you are a trainer, your general mindset tends to be one of strength and conditioning, so that you are thinking in terms of strength. Clearly, strength is important. But I have...

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The Many Functions of a PRI Exercise

While all Postural Restoration Insitute exercises are organized in their manuals around the muscle they are primarily designed to turn on, or facilitate, it's also true that all PRI exercises serve multiple functions. Remember that the goal of PRI is to turn off, or...

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Supine 90/90 With Hip Shift

The 90-90 with hip shift is one of the Postural Restoration Institute's basic techniques used to reposition a forwardly rotated left hemi-pelvis. It is one of five repositioning techniques included in the Myokinematic Restoration manual. This technique is best used...

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What is Left AF/IR?

AF/IR describes the movement of the AF joint, which is the intersection of the acetabulum and the femur. "Acetabulum on Femur" Internal Rotation. A quick review of anatomy: you have a pelvis. The pelvis is a ring consisting of four bones: the left innominate, the...

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