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The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion: Revolutionary Program That Lets You Rediscover the Body's Power to Rejuvenate It Paperback – August 4, 1993
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All the books are based on two generally recognized propositions: (1) in a healthy human the lines connecting the two ankles or the two knees or the two hips or the two shoulders should all be horizontal and the feet and knees should point straight forward when walking or standing without thinking about one's posture, and (2) deviations from this structure usually originate with the position of the pelvis. Trying to correct the manifestation of the misaligned pelvis will not help until the fundamental problem is fixed.
In the first book, Egoscue describes a self-diagnosis which puts you in one of four categories based largely on your posture when standing in a natural, relaxed way. Once you know your category, you turn to page 127 to find your menu of exercises. The exercises are presented in alphabetical order; you look up the exercises on your menu, learn and do them. You may need as much as 90 minutes a day or as little as 30, depending on the severity of your condition.
Of the first book, Egoscue says in the second (page 282) "[It was] a pretty ambitious theme. This one, 'Pain Free,' is more more modest." I think that means that the reader had to work harder to understand the first than the second. People in pain do not immediately know which category they fall into.Read more ›
Pete Egoscue has been specialising in the human musculoskeletal system for more than two decades. He has worked with athletes as well as those of us who just want to get around without too much trouble. He has worked on every musculoskeletal pain human beings could devise for themselves. And he has developed a system of exercises to correct the posture and restore the body's natural power to protect and rejuvenate itself.
He has an unconventional, and very simple way to explain the joint and muscle mechanics of the body. As a true layman in this area, I had no difficulty in understanding the interdependent working of the joints and the way that imbalance in one joint will have a knock-on effect on the balance of all the other joints and their connecting muscles.
He also explains in words of one syllable how we get ourselves into such an unbalanced mess in the first place. Don't expect any punches to be pulled here. One of Pete's central themes is the need for each of us to take responsibility, so he tells it like it is.
Once we are ready to take responsibility, Pete describes for us 4 basic bodily conditions, and shows us how to diagnose ourselves. And once the diagnosis is complete, we are given a system of exercises which, if we choose to follow, will allow us to correct ourselves and, in turn, allow the body to begin to repair whatever cartilage damage or other pain is being caused by the condition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow! Has really helped. The self assessment with matching program is so clever!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Oh,I took a class on painful feet called the Foot Gym at a night school Marlborough, MA and the class was based off these methods. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Aunty Pasto
Our musculoskeletal system affects all others, from respiratory to digestive,
so functional fitness [from proper motion] is crucial for health. Read more
Helped me to stretch out painful neck, back and glute muscles. I use their stretches three times a day to alleviate pain.Published 1 month ago by mmj
I'm big on posture work. I have been Rolfed for years and this book seems to address the same things but you have better control of yourself.Published 1 month ago by KR
If you have back or other muscle pains you really should read this book!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was looking at surgery for my ankle, doctor's all said it was necessary (went to several). Then found this book. Now I am pain free and did not need surgery! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Love this book better than his Pain Free. More helpful in everyday practice.Published 2 months ago by penny