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What is Postural Restoration (PRI?)*

Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.  ~Loretta Young Posture is not based on the position of your shoulders or in the lift of your chest. Rather it can be found in the physical constitution of your diaphragm. This idea might be easier to accept, if I told you, it's all in your core.  Recently, my path has crossed with a physical therapist who wants to change the perception of "good posture.” I am thoroughly a convert to Ron Hruska, MPA-PT ’s definition of proper posture. The biomechanics expert is teaching his Postural Restoration techniques and theories to physical therapists and exercise specialists and, in-turn, reporting huge rehab success from their clients. He believes that good posture is a function of a well-shaped left diaphragm and with training of the diaphragm, people experience fewer injuries, reversal of chronic joint, knee, hip pain and alleviation of such maladies as tinnitus, TOS, TMJ and much, much more. I