Archive for May 2008

Pete’s new book

May 19, 2008

I mentioned we were in SD last week. We got to spend some time with Pete, which is always great. He shared with us that he just finished his latest book and had sent it to his editor within the last few days. So, it’s really happening. He’s been talking about his new book for a few years now. He had a version, scrapped it, rewrote it and now he’s done. We talked about its focus and what it is trying to accomplish and I’m really excited about it. Pete will be discussing the relationship between mind and body, how the way we think impacts the way we feel. Every Egoscue therapist can tell you there is no question that people’s beliefs and emotions play a huge role in both pain and the healing process. This is going to be a great new tool all of us can use to help ourselves and our friends and family.

Of course, I asked if this new baby had a delivery due date. Just too early to tell. It’s gotta go through the whole editing process, which I’m sure can be involved and time consuming. I’ll give you more info as I get it, but wanted to pass this tidbit on.

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A wonderful testimonial from a military family

May 19, 2008

First, sorry for the delay in getting new material up. Last week we had our annual clinic owner meetings in San Diego, which was great. It’s always wonderful to spend time with our fellow clinic owners and get to see the great people at our San DIego corporate offices who work so hard to help all of us succeed in the mission of helping people understand that they aren’t broken, that there’s a relationship between posture, performance and pain and that posture is something you can improve. I’ll be sharing a few things from that week in coming posts, but I got this email this morning. It was sent to Pete and then forwarded on to the entire Egoscue family, and as part of our Egoscue family I thought I’d share it with you all. I’ve removed the last names of the people involved to protect their privacy, but other than that the email is untouched.

And before I post it below, I just want to concur with its sentiments. All the people mentioned are not just associates of mine, but friends, and I’m proud to call them that. They are truly exceptional people, talented and giving. If you’ve had the privilege of working with the folks in Atlanta, or Michael in San Diego, you know exactly what I’m talking about. So great job, guys!

And without further ado….

Sir Pete,

I have for you a story about what a bunch of fabulous professionals you and your people are.

First, I’m from Atlanta and my wife and I go to the Atlanta Clinic on Tuesday evenings for the ecise class.

We think the world and all of Kathy, Sally and Lisa. They have earned our respect and that of everyone they have come in contact with.

My oldest nephew, a 31 year-old US Army Sergeant First Class (stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma) had a double hernia operation in mid-April and casually mentioned this to me while he was off-duty and recovering.

I asked him what the Army had recommended in the way of working his way back to health (he is a drill instructor)…and he told me, “Actually, not much of anything….except to rest for two weeks.”

So, I asked Kathy Mulherin if she knew what he might do…and she told me right away, “I do not know what to recommend. This one is out of my realm of expertise. However, you should contact Pete or Michael at the San Diego (Del Mar) location and see what they say.”

How many people will admit that they “don’t know something?” I have enormous respect for professionals that know their limitations and will defer to someone of greater experience… This is an example, to me, of the highest order of professionalism.

I figured that you would be way too busy…though having listened to your radio show for over a year now…I know for sure that if you were available you would have helped my nephew without so much as batting an eye…so I did the next best thing…I asked for one of your people to help me, Michael Bellofatto, as Kathy Mulherin had suggested if you were not available.

I spoke with Michael and gave him some background on my nephew…and he suggested that I have my nephew call him directly. I mentioned to Michel that I wanted him to bill me for the costs of doing this and he told me, “there will not be a bill.”

My instincts told me he was going to get this lad help and not bill a combat veteran (…Tim’s had two combat tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, he is on his way back to a combat unit in November after finishing his tour as a drill instructor, to redeploy to Iraq the first of January 09.)

I know you recall what it’s like to carry a rifle, a ruck, ammo pouches, canteens, hand gun, web-gear loaded with grenades, knife and anything else to keep you alive…and these guys carry more than we did…up to 100 lbs including their armor, personal radio gear, night vision goggles… etc…

I was therefore, afraid that if he didn’t heal properly…his abdomen would give out on him when he needed to move the most….and the potential for a personal disaster for him or one or more of his men could be very real…..

So, I contacted my nephew and had him call Michael right away. He and Michael spoke and Michael told him he’d be sending him a menu of exercises by email…

Michael did as he said he would and my nephew contacted me to tell me he was doing the E-cises and said they helped him right away…

I have sent him a copy of Pain Free and told him to, “read the first three chapters…and…” …From what I gather, he’s read the entire book.

Anyway, Pete, I wanted to tell you personally something you already know…but that you need to hear as often as possible…that you employ only the finest people our nation has to offer.

Everyone I have come in contact with in your organization is a class act and you should be very proud of them….as you have indeed accomplished the most important basic business tenant of all, “duplicating yourself.”

Former President Ronald Reagan said it best when he said to Marines about Marines….”Some people go through life and wonder if they have made a difference. Marines don’t have that problem.”

I should like to amend that to read…”Marines and Egoscue Therapists don’t have that problem.” What you all do not only makes people’s lives better, you also contribute to saving lives. There is no higher calling than that.

Would you please thank Michael Bellofatto and Ms. Kathy for me…and while you’re at it….how about a big pat on the back for yourself.

Michael – Atlanta, Jah-Jah

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Awesome music video

May 12, 2008

This has absolutely nothing to do with health or posture, but I just have to share it. Actually, that’s not true. I think as we expose ourselves to transcendent performances, it uplifts our spirit and that uplifts our physical bodies. So watch this and enjoy. I get chills every time I see it, just a combination of a classic song, a great band and the perfect voice to cover it.

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Wow, man re-grows finger

May 1, 2008

If this is legit, and it appears to be, this could be a monumental development in helping people heal from serious injuries.

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