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Stuff You Should Read: 3/22/10

Written on March 22, 2010 at 8:37 am, by Eric Cressey

I had a great weekend at a Postural Restoration Institute Myokinematic Dysfunction course, so it seems fitting that my first reading recommendation of the week would direct you to their website: Postural Restoration Institute.  There are a lot of free articles that give you a good introduction to the PRI philosophy.  I’d highly recommend checking out their courses, as I’m going to be going more.  It was worth every penny.

Does a SLAP lesion affect shoulder muscle activity as measured by EMG activity during a rugby tackle? – This is a really interesting study that shows that in athletes with labral tears (SLAP lesions), the serratus anterior fires sooner – presumably as a compensation strategy to make up for the slower reaction time of the biceps.


It is just another example of how our body has a great system of checks and balances.  When a passive structure is injured, the active restraints can pick up the slack.

For related reading, check out Active vs. Passive Restraints.

3 Responses to “Stuff You Should Read: 3/22/10”

  1. Jim Hansen Says:

    I have to give a big thumbs up to Postural Restoration. As a long time distance runner, I have tried just about everything (including some of your books and DVD)to get my stride back and out of the multiple imbalances that I have had for over 25 years. I went to a PT that used Postural Restoration in Jan. and Feb. this year and great things have happened since then. I don’t understand it all, but I can now run pain-free and my muscles are adapting more and more to allow me to run smoothly and with speed!Good to see someone of your caliber checking it out!

  2. Trevor Says:

    So does this mean if you have a SLAP tear you should focus a little extra on strengthening the serratus anterior?

  3. Nick Chertock Says:

    Postural Restoration is intriguing as a modality, it seems like a cross between PT and Feldenkrais’ Functional Integration.

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