What is PRI – What is Postural Restoration – PRI for Personal Trainers
In this conversation, Jenn Pilotti interviews Julie Blandin to give us a basic description of the Postural Restoration Institute’s PRI system of neurological-based movement. You’ll learn what PRI is, why its popularity is growing, and how to learn more about it.
“Neurological-based movement respects the brain and the neurological system to superiorly influence muscles, movements and posture. The brain organizes all movement, and since it’s so plastic, it changes itself through experiences and movement throughout life. Various reflexes, movement and sensory experiences influence motor control and movement patterns.
“Posture is neuro-reflexively regulated and is based on the brain’s control of many systems. Posture is not just based on length-tension relationships of the musculoskeletal system.” ~Julie Blandin
• Neurologically Based Movement & PRI (0:40)
• Julie’s Interest in PRI (8:35)
• PRI in Practice (11:45)
• PRI in the Fitness Setting (14:15)
• How to Learn PRI (17:15)
• The Health & Fitness Industry (21:30)
• Evidence Supporting PRI (24:25)
• Language Unique to PRI (26:50)
Jennifer Pilotti holds an MS in Human Movement, as well as numerous certifications in fitness and corrective exercise. She’s a triathlete who lectures and trains clients from athletes to rehabilitation patients returning to function. You can learn more about her work from her site at bewellpt.com.
Julie Blandin is a sports medicine physical therapist and certified PRI clinician. She advocates for various movement and integrative approaches, yet considers the past four years, which she devoted to understanding and dissecting the post-graduate specialty taught by the Postural Restoration Institute, to be the most influential and career-changing years of her professional career. You can learn more about Julie via integrativecoredynamics.com.