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An Introduction to the Postural Restoration Institute, Part 2: Biochemical & Physiological Responses to Neurological States

Author’s Note: This is the second installment in an ongoing series meant to introduce the Postural Restoration Institute and the concepts that it teaches, as well as how to integrate them into training and rehab. If you missed the first installment, you can click here to give that a read. In this installment, I’ll take the neurological underpinnings of PRI’s methodology… Read more →

Monday Musings (yes, on a Tuesday): Getting Athletes to Embrace Corrective Exercise

  So it’s Tuesday morning, and it dawned on me that I missed the Monday Musings post for the week. Go me. Fortunately, I have a legitimate excuse–I was busy pillaging my physics exam. For those of you who don’t know me personally, this is a huge accomplishment, as physics has been the bane of my existence since high school. Anywho,… Read more →

An Introduction to the Postural Restoration Institute, Part 1: The Neurological Nature of PRI

  If you’ve worked with, talked to, or read articles by me or Rob in the last few years, then you’ve inevitably heard us discuss or reference the Postural Restoration Institute.  While PRI has become quite popular in many circles within the physical therapy and strength and conditioning fields, there are still many practitioners and non-experts alike who have not heard of it or… Read more →

Monday Musings: Food Labels, Misleading Dietary Advice, and the Methodology Behind My Selection of Supplements

  It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a brain-dump of the things that have been percolating in my mind over the weekend.  So, without further ado, I give you the inaugural installment of Monday Musings.   A common piece of advice on nutrition I hear from people ranging from layperson to “expert” is to invest in foods or supplements… Read more →

Beyond the Bench Press: The Case for Avoiding the “King of Pressing Exercises”

  It’s September, and (for me at least) that means the start of a new school year.  And with that new school year comes a familiar sight in the gym: frat boys walking in and immediately setting up camp in small groups at the benches.  After spending some time both reflecting on the barbell bench press as an exercise and wondering whether… Read more →

Peter’s First Post: Greetings to All, Special Thanks for a Few, and an Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Rob beat me to the punch of getting the introductory article posted, but I’ll go ahead and reiterate what he said anyway: we’re extremely proud and excited to launch our new site! It had been a work in progress for quite some time, so it’s great to see the vision we had for Integrative Human Performance finally come to fruition… Read more →

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