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 […]

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 […]

Lateral Pelvic Tilt and the Right Glute

As I’ve mentioned plenty of times previously, a lateral pelvic tilt is not something that occurs in isolation from the other functions of the body. All tilts of the pelvis, whether it’s an anterior tilt, posterior tilt, or lateral tilt, has its origin in the respiratory system.  To be more precise, it has its origin […]

Anterior Pelvic Tilt and the Diaphragm

Anterior pelvic tilt has been well known in the strength and conditioning and physical therapy world for a long time. What no one realized was that the muscles usually implicated in anterior pelvic tilt, the hip flexors, in particular the psoas, are not really the muscles that cause the anterior pelvic tilt.  They just tend to […]

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 […]

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 […]