YES, WE (PRI PT's) ARE DIFFERENT ! And there's a reason why...

Blowing up balloons as part of your PT program?  Never stretching your hamstrings?  Or your IT band for that matter?  Making sure your bite is correct?  That your both your eyes can work together?  Can you feel your left heel and your right arch?  And yes, not recommending that you sit up straight, its OK to slouch a little.  These are some things we Postural Restoration® trained PT's tell our patients all the time. Things you will never hear,  but in fact do (like stretch those hamstrings or IT bands, sit up straight) in a typical PT clinic.  Been there, done that, trust me. Would never go back to that cookie-cutter approach of if it feels tight, put some heat on it, massage/ultrasound it, and of course stretch it all you can. While you're at it, lets mobilize the joints.  After all, its tight isn't it?  I was guilty of doing all that but it was more than ten years ago, before I discovered the world of Postural Restoration® and Ron Hruska. This unique but biomechanically sound approach helped me find the answers to questions like "Why does this muscle always get tight?" "Why is it mostly tight on one side than the other?" Recognizing and learning through objective biomechanical testing about the inherent and predictable asymmetry of the human body, it finally made sense to not treat the body the same way on the left as on the right.  It also made sense why some problems were seen more often on one side vs the other and also why certain problems kept recurring no matter what you did.