Since the body optimally operates as an integrated system, there are other specialties that are often needed to achieve the best outcome for our patients. There are often sensory references many patients need to increase or decrease. The PRI therapist will make referrals, when necessary, to other health care, vision, podiatric and dental specialists, so that all goals of the patient are met.
Strength and function are inseparable, and desirable for a productive life. Weight management through proper nutrition and exercise helps assure a positive long-term outcome. Our Certified Personal Trainer will incorporate PRI concepts of balance and biomechanics into a program that meets your needs and schedule and maximizes your wellness for the future.
Addressing a disparity in how the brain interprets visual information is one way to change the activity of muscles, even when other methods have been unsuccessful. This is due to the sensory dominance of vision in the brain. Changing visual input to the brain through eyeglass lenses can change the messages that the brain sends to muscles of the body. Recommendations and guidance for visual clarity needs are integrated with the physical needs of the individual patient.
The PRI® oriented dentist identifies any occlusal or dental related issues that are contributing to cervical and postural painful patterns. Specific mouth appliances may be fabricated by the dentist to assist in keeping the patient in an aligned position at the head and neck, during a period of time where new movement patterns are being learned and experienced.
Your PRI therapist will analyze the impact your feet and gait have on your overall postural health. Shoe recommendations may be made to assist your body in maintaining balance and stability. In some cases, the therapist will work with a PRI podiatrist to build the biomechanically correct custom arch supports to help correct and/or stabilize the foot, ankle, knee, and hip.
In cases where spinal misalignment is a detriment to progress, spinal manipulation for subluxations may be employed. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
As humans, we have systems that are physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. Each of these systems can affect any of the others, either positively or negatively. Unresolved emotional issues can contribute to physical pain. Referrals to counseling may be beneficial for achieving a final end product of balance.