More About Our Practices

An overview of the services we practice at Tri-Planar Movement Therapies. We use a combination of these services to help treat pain by fixing dysfunction.

Physical Therapy

'PRI' is a unique treatment approach that is not necessarily about 'standing up tall'. Rather through the use of specialized corrective exercises that address postural patterns and muscle imbalances, neuro-motor balance is achieved between the left and right sides of the body.

Faulty posture and movement patterns are often the underlying cause of chronic pain or injury. With proper positioning, the joints and muscles of your body can work in a more efficient manner with the least amount of strain. Postural Restoration's holistic approach will help restore joint mobility and allow muscles to function properly, easing symptoms and treating the underlying dysfunction. 

Of all the different treatment techniques that Lisa has used as a Physical Therapist, she finds 'Postural Restoration' the most comprehensive approach to treating the dysfunction and not just the resulting symptoms. Using a total body assessment and treatment approach creates results that are long term, with improvements occurring very quickly to get you back in action, as soon as possible.

Completed Postural Restoration courses

  • Myokinematic Restoration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic Femoral Pathomechanics
     

  • Pelvis Restoration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Pubo-Sacral Pathomechanics
     

  • Postural Respiration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Thoraco-Abdominal Pathomechanics
     

  • Impingement & Instability
     

  • Advanced Integtration
     

  • Interdisciplinary Integration: Athletic Performance
     

  • Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Temporal mandibular and Cervical Dysfunction

  • PRI Aquatics: An Integrated Treatment Approach Using Water For Neurodynamic Sensory Repatterning
     

  • Cervical Revolution: An integrated Approach to the Treatment of Patterned Cervical Pathomechanics
     

  • Cranial Resolution: An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Autonomic and Central Nervous System Dysfunctional Oscillation
     

  • Forward Locomotor Movement: An Introspective Approach to the Treatment of Functional Cortical Predominance
     

  • 2021 Interdisciplinary Integration: Basal Ganglia Disease- Management of Kinesia Paradoxa

  • Occlusal Cervical Revolution: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Patterned Occlusal Pathomechanics
     

  • Postural Visual Integration

Pilates

The movement at the core of Pilates helps you safely develop a healthy body regardless of your current level of fitness. 'Pilates' was founded by Joseph Pilates. His principles of core stabilization and motor control are the same principles that form the basis for most orthopaedic rehabilitation and therapy.

At an introductory level, Pilates may feel gentle or even 'relaxing' for some. It is an important opportunity to connect mind and body, as well as understand one's habitual versus desired movement patterns. As one acquires improved movement strategies,  becomes stronger and more flexible, the exercise intensity increases and starts to change your body. Corrections of muscle imbalances also occur as long as on-going attention is given to the pilates principles, regardless of the level at which you work.

The most effective and efficient way to begin Pilates is through a one-on-one session. Attention is given to evaluating how you move and feedback is given on your specific modifications to make your pilates sessions more beneficial.

Performance

Performance is often thought about in terms of athletics, 
but it really relates to all areas of life, including work and play.

Yoshi is a Movement Specialist that will help you Optimize Function.
He obtained his Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) certification in 2018. He has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities, including the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club.

Considering the three predominant planes of motion, if one plane is over worked through occupational or fitness demands, our body can get 'struck'. 'Struck' meaning that it is hard to move in the direction opposite of that position without strain. This occurs at the additional expense of not being able to move well in other planes of motion.

This is an important point for general performance as the potential of any muscle to generate force depends on its position and its length. As one common example, imagine a pelvis that is tipped forward, presenting as a deep arched (lordotic) low back. Picture how the glute max/posterior hip muscles are in an over lengthened position and thus less able to generate force to extend the hip with walking and running. Compare that to the hip flexors/anterior hip muscles that are in a shortened and 'stronger' position. In this extended position, when one is not able to generate power from the posterior hips, the common compensation is to use the back muscles more, which in turn extends the back more. By extending the back more, the hip and trunk rotators are even less able to function as they are intended, with more stress transferred to the back.

A cycle of strain and pain continues until the person is able to 'unlock' that plane of motion, gaining access to the other planes of motion as well. As the body becomes able to move in a wider variety of motions and positions, without getting 'stuck', the ability to perform better improves while the incidence of injury is reduced.

The science of Postural Restoration helps us identify patterns and pathologies through objective testing, as well as helps us understand and direct treatment towards achieving the desirable movement patterns that allow for tri-planar integrated movement without compensation.