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The Elaine Petrone Method


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Elaine Petrone knows pain. As a young dancer, she suffered a debilitating injury and was told she'd be lucky to walk without a limp, let alone dance. Her quest to heal herself led her to develop the Elaine Petrone Method. It healed her injury, alleviated her pain, and changed her life. For 30 years, she has been teaching individuals, doctors, and therapists how to do the same.

Unlike exercise programs that are designed to build muscle through repetitive motion and muscle tightening, the Elaine Petrone Method teaches you to "unwork" the excess muscle tension that contributes to chronic low backache, joint pain, arthritis, anxiety, fatigue, stress, and a host of everyday twinges, spasms, and hurts. Revolutionary in its simplicity, this program will show you how to use controlled breathing, two squishy balls, and gentle movements to let your lower back and hips heal themselves. (Coming in January 2007 for pain in the shoulders, neck and head: "The Elaine Petrone Method: Stop the Clock.")

Muscles respond to stress by activating a cycle of pain in your body. Whether your pain comes from injury, improper body alignment, or just the stress of everyday life, get on the ball and get relief!


Special Features

  • Bonus Interview with Elaine Petrone

Product Details

  • Actors: Elaine Petrone
  • Directors: Ted Landon
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acacia
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CEV3N2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,816 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. James on April 7, 2006
This product is GREAT!! I had lower back/hip pain which could have come from a variety of things(Sports, Training, Auto Accident etc.) to which I still don't know the cause, however once I used this product. I haven't even felt the pain anymore!!! It's real! It works!! All you have to do is like Elaine Says "lie there and let the Ball and gravity re-align & heal your body" I recommend Highly!!!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By GG on February 10, 2006
I'm the typical computer user, hunched over my computer 8 hours a day as my shoulders crawl up to my ears and my back gets stiffer and stiffer. Recurring tension and pain in my back was pretty much status quo for me until I was introduced to Elaine Petrone's method last year. I took a class with her and felt better almost immediately. Since then I've used her breathing and positioning techniques at home. I'm happy to report that the DVD is the next best thing to taking a class with Elaine. On the DVD she really takes the time to introduce you to each position and offer alternatives (using one ball or two depending on your specific issue). I hadn't realized how much I forgot from her class and how many more things I can do to alleviate the general tension and achiness in my back. After doing the DVD I felt the same way I did after taking her class - better!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Eureka Girl on February 10, 2006
Surprisingly, what I learned that has helped me the most from this DVD doesn't even require the balls, though they feel great when I do use them at home.

The part about just sitting (I sit on my coffee table when the students in the DVD sit on their benches) and dropping your head down and feeling the gravity and giving myself time to really feel the muscles is something I do all the time now. That doesn't sound like any big revelation, does it? But somehow it's different when she's instructing you on how to "listen" to your body.

I travel a lot and this one technique has relieved a tremendous amount of discomfort for me, from my shoulders all the way down to my lower spine. I can use it standing in line at a ticket counter or in my cramped seat. It's fantastic!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Martin on June 18, 2006
This dvd/ball set is great. For once, something I have tried for back tension works exactly as it claims. The idea is simple...learning to feel your tension helps you release it. Yes, this particular dvd only deals with the lower back and hips, but it CLEARLY STATES THAT FACT on the back cover. Excellent product.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kheru Djhuti on March 12, 2007
I too have read some of the other reviews and am quite surprised at the vitriol! Can't people just say that they don't like something or that they did not have success and why? Plain and detailed descriptions of both success and failure can be quite helpful and that is what I come to Amazon reviews for.

I was fortunate enough to have taken classes with Ms Petrone at a New York health club in early 2001. Every single thing she ever said in that class or the tape that I subsequently bought from her, was true and happened to me in my own body, right there in the class and at home. I do understand that there are people who can't do anything unless there is someone there pointing or touching and describing every little thing. Those people could never be satisfied with any tape, DVD or book unless it came with the instructor herself! That's why there is a whole industry built around personal training and it does not mean there is anything wrong with the Petrone Method.

I also have a very early version of the kit. Mine came with a booklet, a VHS and a cassette. If I am not mistaken, the VHS is to show the positions because she does not want you to look at the screen while you should be concentrating on the movement, with your head down.

I also understand that I have had the benefit of personal instruction, so the cassette was a reminder of what I already knew.

I am currently learning Yoga from a Book that came with a DVD and a CD: Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga by Brandt Bhanu Passalaccqua. The DVD is meant to show you how the movements are supposed to look and the CD has the same verbal cueing with music so that you are not looking at the screen when you should be looking at the ceiling or the mat.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Heveroh on February 27, 2007
I would gladly have given a five star rating if it weren't for the second DVD; it is really poor.

I have the orginal balls with the book and had difficulty using them with only still pictures and text as guidance. I ordered the version with the DVDs hoping it would provide adequate follow along instructions. The first DVD descripes the breathing and position method; it was very well put together. The second one is only Elaine's voice and no pictures. Now, that's the time I needed more. Her instructions without pictures allows too much room for error. I had to rely on my book to work with the other parts of the body. This DVD (for the Back, Elbow and Neck) was bad. You can't even concentrate with only a voice going on and on. It became fustrating and I finally turned it off.

The first DVD explains the method along with proper breathing. So the second DVD would really only need good pictures of ball placement for the other various parts of the body. It need not labor on with redundant breathing instructions.

If there is to be a second edition DVD instruction, please incorporate pictures as described above. Elaine's actual method is very beneficial.
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