Postural Restoration® (PRI) is an evidence-based therapy that emphasizes the restoration of optimal movement throughout the entire body through the recruitment of specific muscles to reduce predictive patterns of pathomechanic asymmetry. Assisted Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) helps reduce pains by releasing tension in your fascia. When used together they can help improve muscular balance, range of motion, dynamic posture, muscle function, joint compression, fitness, athletic performance and strength. This is achieved in a session customized to your personal needs for immediate and long-lasting results.
Fascial Stretch Therapy differs from traditional stretching in that it decompresses, lengthens, and creates space in the fascia, thereby positively affecting all systems of the body, not just muscles. While traditional stretching aims to stretch isolated muscles, FST targets the fascia, the connective tissue weaving in and around all anatomy under the skin like a net. FST therapists incorporate multi-planar movements, joint traction, muscle contractions and breathing techniques to facilitate improved range of motion.
The left and right sides of our bodies are not the same. Our neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are asymmetrical in their form and function. This influences the way we stand, sit, walk, and even breathe. These asymmetries are important and necessary but can sometimes develop into patterns of overuse. PRI aims to balance the body through exercise techniques designed to restore, recruit, and retrain these asymmetrically patterned positions. Whether your goal is to reduce pain or improve performance, including Postural Restoration® techniques can help you reach the heights of your potential in sport, fitness, and life.
Asymmetry is the norm, and your exercise program should take that into account. Adding a Stretch Fit session before or after a work out will help you reset your body to feel more balanced so you can enjoy all the great things life brings your way.
Stretching your body in an organized and thoughtful pattern has been proven to increase flexibility, improve balance, enhance sport’s performance, increase energy, and reduce stress. Join Keith, certified personal trainer and certified stretch and flexibility coach, to learn how to stretch safely in class so you are able to incorporate stretching into your daily wellness routine.