Postural Restoration

The Postural Restoration Institute is a company focused on exploring and improving the postural adaptations and asymmetries that patients develop, especially in regard to the way they change and influence the polyarticular (pronounced: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) chains or collection of joints of your body. For more information on how our practice has adopted methods used and how these methods may benefit you, contact Back In Action Physical Therapy today.

What is postural restoration?

The Postural Restoration Institute was established in the year 2000, and it has grown rapidly since. There are now just over 200 Postural Restoration Certified professionals, over 50 Trained professionals, and over 80 Postural Restoration Centers across the country. This method focuses on several key aspects that link postural dysfunctions to the interference and damage on polyarticular chains, including:

  • Asymmetrical function
  • Hypertonicity
  • PRI neuromuscular orthotic principles
  • Recognition of altered systemic muscles
  • Polyarticular muscular chains
  • Hemispheric plasticity
  • Regulatory functional lateralization
  • Unilateral compensatory patterned function
  • Multi-faceted approach of non-linear treatment
  • Imbalanced inhibition vs. balanced strengthening

The mission:

When the Institute was established, it was done so as a way to explore and explain the “hows” and “whys” behind postural adaptation. This includes both the scientific and medical explanations behind asymmetrical patterns and their influence on the polyarticular chains of muscles.

Those who seek certification and training in postural restoration are committed to correcting dysfunctions through innovative treatments. As a form of physical therapy treatment is meant to address, diagnose, and treat the primary contributions of postural kinematic movement dysfunction. Essentially, these treatments get to the root of the problem and aim to correct the dysfunction, rather than simply masking the symptoms.

Simply put, postural restoration is a method that strives to improve the practice of physical medicine. The Postural Restoration Institute is a way to create and provide resources, educational opportunities, patient-care programs, and research to those who are committed to gaining expertise in the most contemporary, innovative, and effective methods of patient care.

Our Physical Therapist, Sandy, extensive knowledge on how asymmetrical effects interfere with the human body, including:

  • Respiration
  • Myokinematics
  • Neuromuscular applications
  • Postural imbalances

Postural restoration at Back In Action Physical Therapy in Ocean Pines:

At our Ocean Pines, MD physical therapy practice, you know you’ll be treated by some of the most experienced physical therapists in the area. Our Physical Therapist, Sandy, would be happy to help you relieve your pain and regain your optimum function once again.

At your initial appointment, you will undergo a thorough evaluation with one of our highly-trained and Postural Restoration Certified physical therapists. Your evaluation will assess your postural dysfunctions, asymmetrical adaptations, interferences on your polyarticular chain, and accompanying symptoms. After your evaluation, one of our Ocean Pines, MD physical therapists will create an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. To get started on your path towards improved posture, contact Back In Action Physical Therapy today.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment
  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!




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