Historic Performance Podcast #94 - Mike Cantrell


In the 94th episode of the Historic Performance Podcast, I interview Mike Cantrell. Mike is a performance consultant for Applied Integration Consulting & a faculty member for the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).

Mike graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. After a period in the U.S. Army, he completed his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1989.  In 1992, Mike opened The Cantrell Center and he sold the practice in 2016.

Mike was a member of the 2006 Postural Restoration class thus earning the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC). He has published several white papers regarding PRI information in an effort to help others more easily understand difficult concepts. He began formally teaching for PRI in 2006 and currently teaches Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Impingement and Instability, Advanced Integration, and Cervical Revolution. 

In this episode, Mike Cantrell discusses the science behind PRI, why asymmetries exist in the human body, compensation patterns, and how to integrate PRI into performance.

Overview of Podcast Episode

Here is a brief outline of what we covered in the show - 

  • Overview of PRI
  • Asymmetries - When do they develop in the human body?  
  • Objective & Subjective tests to ascertain the body's compensation patterns
  • Breathing - How it can be used to re-position the body out of patterns
  • Should PRI be used on elite athletes that are not experiencing pain?
  • What does it mean to be "neutral" in PRI terminology?
  • Patient management - The integration of sports medicine & performance
  • Applying PRI as a strength & conditioning coach
  • Hip impingement - Why do we seek to impinge?
  • Reference centers 
  • How to contact?

Connect with Mike

E-mail: Mike Cantrell

Twitter: @Mikecantrellprc

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