Should You Stretch Your Hamstrings?

Should you stretch your hamstrings? Generally, I say “probably not”. In this post, I am going to explain why stretching the hamstrings is often not advisable.  I’m going to focus on the left hamstring and approach the matter from the perspective of Postural Restoration. What does the hamstring do? What is little appreciated about the […]

Re-Positioning a Left Pelvis

This video shows what repositioning of a pelvis process looks like. First, I test Daphne’s pelvis. Because her left leg won’t move down (adduct) to the bench, this indicates her left pelvis is forward compared to her right pelvis. Second, she does an exercise to reposition her left pelvis. The position she is in strongly […]

SI Joint Pain and Pelvic Repositioning

In my last video I explained what it meant to reposition a left pelvis. In this video I talk about how repositioning a left pelvis can help people who are experiencing SI joint pain.   I suffered from right and left sided SI joint pain from my sophomore year in college to my mid-30s. Even […]

What is Pelvic Repositioning?

Pelvic repositioning is a difficult concept to understand if you aren’t real familiar with anatomy. So here is a video that I hope makes clear what repositioning entails. It’s important to understand because everything PRI does with people involves repositioning one or both sides of the pelvis.

Assisted Chin-Ups and Lower Back Pain

Chin-ups can be uncomfortable for people with extension based back pain. When someone suffers from extension based back pain, they may experience discomfort or outright pain doing exercises that generally require a strong arch in the lower back.  Or they may struggle with exercises that tend to pull them into this extended position. With chin-ups, […]

Bulgarian Split Squats with Adjustments

The Bulgarian split squat is a great exercise for building your quads and glutes. There are two potential pitfalls I see when doing this exercise. Over arching the lower back Having the front foot too far back so that it is not underneath the knee. Foot placement is relatively easy to fix. Just line the […]

The Dead Bug and Hip Flexor Inhibition

The dead bug is used to hit your abs and obliques. It’s a relatively simple exercise, however I make it more effective by using a special breathing sequence. I inhale when my legs are in the resting position (bent).  I exhale during the entire time which I am performing the leg movement. This has the […]

Do You Have a Zone of Apposition?

A primary goal of Postural Restoration is to achieve and maintain a solid Zone of Apposition while achieving tri-planar movement. In plain English, this means that your body can move in all three planes of motion: sagittal (front to back), frontal (side to side), and transverse (rotation), while keeping your rib cage positioned correctly. Examine […]