How can I achieve peak physical health?

How can I achieve peak physical health?

What you will learn from this article:

  • Realize that many people suffer from bodily ailments
  • Find out about Pete Egoscue and his revolutionary health program, the Egoscue Method
  • Discover how this methodology can help you find long-term physical relief

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Do you find yourself searching daily for health tips? No one is immune from physical pain. Everyone, from business professionals to Olympic athletes, can suffer from everyday ailments like sore joints, migraines, stiff necks and swollen ankles. And it’s not rare for someone to be plagued with even more chronic issues with knees, hips and the lower back area. In fact, did you know that a staggering 80% of adults will suffer from back pain or some other musculoskeletal pain at some point in their lives? We are, quite literally, the walking wounded.

But it’s not what physical ailments come our way, it’s how we deal with them that can make the difference in the quality of our lives. Even though many of us know that physical activity and health can improve how we feel and that adopting a sustainable health diet can reduce inflammation and associated pain, all too often treatment comes in the form of prescription painkillers or invasive surgery. These options are sometimes necessary, but for some people these solutions are merely band-aids for larger problems. They are not getting to the root of the issue. And with that type of manipulation, it is unlikely that you will be able to make a full recovery, and even more unlikely that you will be able to find a peak state of performance. But here’s the good news: There is a way to improve your state of health, reduce your pain, increase your energy and grow even stronger than you were before. And it just so happens to be a safe, effective and permanent solution to pain that uses nothing but your body’s own natural restorative abilities.

It’s called the Egoscue Method.

The Foundation of the Egoscue Method

The Egoscue Method was founded by Pete Egoscue in the 1970s, and is still considered one of the most respected and revered non-medical pain relief systems in the world. And it has become one of the most popular means of treating chronic musculoskeletal pain attributed to workplace and sports injuries, accidents, aging and other conditions.

The system is based on the principle that your body has the unique ability to heal itself. Think about it. If you cut your hand, the skin naturally heals. If you break a bone, it doesn’t stay broken. And while these issues may seem dramatically different from a herniated disc, torn meniscus or degenerative hip, the fundamental healing principle still applies. You simply have to give your body the opportunity and the direction it needs to heal, and you can once again find a pain-free and active life.

Remember, your body is designed to move. Any procedure, therapy or modality that you choose to alleviate your pain should restore your body so you can resume that active lifestyle once again. These principles create the foundation for the Egoscue Method and make up the basis of Egoscue exercises.

What is the Egoscue Method?

The Egoscue Method was founded by Pete Egoscue in the 1970s, and is still considered one of the most respected and revered non-medical pain relief systems in the world. And it has become one of the most popular means of treating chronic musculoskeletal pain attributed to workplace and sports injuries, accidents, aging and other conditions.

Pete understood that the human body is dependent on motion to maintain its full range of physical functions, and motion is vital throughout our lives. He focused on creating a series of gentle stretches and exercises that essentially correct the misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body and help restore the body’s innate symmetry and balance.

Pete’s inspiration for inventing the Egoscue Method was to find a solution for his own chronic pain. As a veteran who had sustained health issues from his time in the military, Pete was used to relying on medical experts like doctors. After not finding the relief he craved for his symptoms within the medical world, he took matters into his own hands, ultimately creating the Egoscue Method.

The system is based on the principle that your body has the unique ability to heal itself. Think about it. If you cut your hand, the skin naturally heals. If you break a bone, it doesn’t stay broken. And while these issues may seem dramatically different from a herniated disc, torn meniscus or degenerative hip, the fundamental healing principle still applies. You simply have to give your body the opportunity and the direction it needs to heal, and you can once again find a pain-free and active life.

Remember, your body is designed to move. Any procedure, therapy or modality that you choose to alleviate your pain should restore your body so you can resume that active lifestyle once again. These principles create the foundation for the Egoscue Method and make up the basis of Egoscue exercises.

Egoscue exercises

Depending on the type of pain you are experiencing, there are different Egoscue exercises that can help. Working with a specialist who offers Egoscue therapy is the best way to utilize the movements, as they should be done in a specific sequence to maximize their benefits. Here are some examples of Egoscue exercises aimed at reducing pain from specific areas/issues.

Exercise for correcting misaligned shoulders

If you have misaligned shoulders, it can cause neck, shoulder and back pain. It can also be a sign that there are misalignments elsewhere in your body that could be causing even more issues. One of the Egoscue exercises for addressing misaligned shoulders involves performing synchronized hand and leg lifts from a standing position to restore your natural balance and range of motion, then performing a series of arm circles. Follow this up with a sitting floor twist on each side, which reminds your body how to rebalance itself.

misaligned shoulder

Exercise to treat plantar fasciitis

plantar fasciitis

Those with plantar fasciitis know how painful their feet can become after just a few hours of standing. Egoscue exercises can relieve much of this pain. With bare feet, sit in a comfortable chair with one leg crossed over your opposite knee and interlace your fingers between your crossed foot’s toes. Rotate forward while arching your low back, and try to sit straight throughout. Then, using your hand, circle your foot counter-clockwise, then reverse and circle it clockwise. Use your hand again to flex and point your toes. Repeat these movements for one full minute, then repeat on the other foot.

Exercise to treat wrist pain

Egoscue therapy is also helpful in treating wrist pain such as that associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the most effective exercises is the frog pullover: Lay on your back with your knees bent and center your feet along the mid-line of your body, letting your knees relax to the sides. Place the soles of your feet together, interlace your fingers and place your hands above your chest with your elbows locked. Lower your hands toward the floor above your head and return them to your chest. Do three sets of 10 repetitions.

wrist therapy

Using the Egoscue Method in therapy

Though using Egoscue exercises at home is helpful, many people have conditions that require them to get expert help. Working with a physical therapist who specializes in Egoscue therapy is an excellent way to learn techniques from a professional and can often prevent costly surgeries that are difficult to recover from. Look for a center or an individual who specializes in Egoscue therapy in your area to find out more about treating your pain with this method.

Egoscue training

Those who are experts in this method have to go through rigorous Egoscue training to become certified practitioners. Egoscue training involves months of instruction. Those who are personal trainers or physical therapists find that this training both complements and enhances the skills they already possess and gives them another avenue to treat their patients in a natural and drug-free manner. If you decide to visit a specialist, make sure they have undergone the proper Egoscue training and are certified to practice the method.

Tony and the Egoscue Method

When Tony was just 30 years old, he was involved in a serious car accident. A truck going 70 mph careened into his car and Tony was left with chronic and massive pain. He couldn’t move. His hips were locked. His muscles would go into spasms. He tried every possible form of rehab, yet nothing could rid him of the pain and help him return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Then Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, introduced Tony to Pete Egoscue. After just two sessions with Pete, Tony’s pain was gone. Pete was able to show Tony that when the body gets out of alignment, it can cause serious hurdles with balance, metabolism and visual acuity. And when you combine the right stretches with the right exercises, you can re-center the body and boost its healing power and physical capability, becoming stronger than ever.

To this day, a series of Egoscue exercises remains a pivotal part of Tony’s morning rituals. And with over 25 clinics across the world, the Egoscue Method has helped thousands of other individuals tap into their body’s ability to heal itself and free themselves of chronic pain as well.

Aches and pains are a part of life. For some of us, chronic issues have become all too familiar, interfering with our physical activity levels and overall health. But if you immerse yourself in the Egoscue Method, you will find a 94% success rate without the use of drugs, surgery or manipulation. And you will be able to regain control of your health without becoming dependent on anything other than the power and ability of your own body. If your body feels healthy and energetic, you don’t need to spend as much time stressing over your aches and pains. Instead, you can focus your attention on achieving your goals

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