Better Breathing: The Oxygen Solution

      View this post on Instagram I tried taping my mouth together while sleeping last night, as per the author’s recommendations. Two main observations: 1. The moment I taped my lips together, I felt an immediate sense of calm. Not sure why. 2. While I hope my sleep improves (it didn’t on night […]

A Source of Shoulder Pain: The Subclavius, Pec Minor, and Pec Major

The pec minor, pec major, and the subclavius are three muscles that can play an important role in shoulder joint pain neck pain pain related to thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition where nerves get pinched as they pass through the thoracic outlet, an area loosely defined as your upper chest area, between the neck and […]

Lateral Pelvic Tilt and Lower Back Pain: The Connection

Lateral Pelvic Tilt is a position that finds one side of the pelvis higher than the other. In the picture below, you’ll notice my left side is higher than the right. These pictures were taken in 2011 when I was trying to figure out what was causing all my back pain. And trust me, the […]

Bulgarian Split Squats with References

Postural Restoration® uses something called references in their exercises. These references are areas of the body that need to be sensed correctly in order for muscles to be recruited appropriately. For example, a very important reference is the left heel. In order to walk and breathe utilizing the proper muscles at the proper time, we […]

The Cause of Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? How can I cure it? These might be the questions that run through your mind when you experience debilitating foot pain. If you have plantar fasciitis and think of it as a just a foot problem, you’ll want to read this post to understand the truth about what is often actually […]

How Teeth Can Influence Your Posture and Bodily Pain

The correlation of teeth and posture has been studied and documented in the scientific literature. Here are remarks found in the introduction of the study linked above. These studies suggest that tension in the stomatognathic (teeth, jaw, and related soft tissue) system can contribute to impaired neural control of posture…. If the proprioceptive information of […]

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 […]