What is Postural Restoration?
Postural Restoration, also called PRI, is a physical therapy treatment approach which systematically evaluates and retrains the way your body sits, stands, lies, and moves to decrease pain, increase relaxation, and restore ease of movement.
Who can benefit from it?
Anyone suffering from pain in muscles or joints from the feet to the head may benefit (neck, back and sacroiliac joint pain, piriformis syndrome, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis), as well as those suffering from sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, pelvic floor issues, headaches, jaw pain, dizziness and shortness of breath. Postural Restoration is particularly useful for treating symptoms that are chronic, and which may occur in multiple locations, symptoms which have not responded well to other forms of treatment, and symptoms that appeared gradually over time, or occurred spontaneously without any known reason. It is also very helpful with recovering from accidents and injuries. If you suspect your posture is causing or contributing to your pain, you are probably right.
What is PRI treatment like?
Treatment will consist of assessment, exercises and manual therapy techniques to decrease symptoms and restore ease. This is not a “no-pain, no-gain” technique. Exercises often give immediate relief and give the patient independent control of symptoms. Your physical therapy treatment at Posture to the People will typically last 1hr, and will be strictly 1-on-1.
How is PRI different from regular physical therapy?
Normally, physical therapy treats the body only at the site of the pain. PRI treats the whole body at once, changing the patterns that are causing pain.
Will my insurance cover PRI treatment?
PRI is physical therapy treatment, which is a mandated benefit under under the Affordable Care Act. Contact your insurance company to find out about your physical therapy benefits, and see our insurance page for details about network status with your insurance carrier.