Archive for January 2010

She Put the Cane Away

January 28, 2010

Here’s a great video testimonial from one of our clients. I’m so proud of her, she’s a fighter. She believed in her body’s ability to get better after a car accident left her so unstable and in such pain that she could not walk without a cane. She came in and asked if we thought it was possible she could get better and we told her yes, no question, you CAN get better if you believe you can, and if you do the work to make it happen.

And she worked.

Here’s her story, enjoy!

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Check this out, you are going to LOVE this!

January 27, 2010

I mentioned in my last blog post that I had something big to share with you all. Well here it is. Below are two knee xrays and what is so powerful about them is that they demonstrate conclusively that what Pete Egoscue has said for years is true: the body CAN take a mispositioned joint, even one that is bone on bone, and can restore normal position, spacing and joint movement. Here’s the story behind them:

A client went to one of our clinics for help with knee pain. He had severe right knee pain and after getting xrays at an esteemed orthopedic clinic, he was told that he was bone on bone, that he had suffered severe cartilage loss and his only real option was a knee replacement. He found out about Egoscue and decided to “give Egoscue a try”. His knee quickly began to feel better and better to the point he was able to resume doing things he couldn’t previously do because of the knee pain. He then had to go back to the same clinic for another issue and while there they took a follow up xray of his knee. The first xray was taken in April of 2004, the second in July 2005, just over a year later.

Well, after taking the second xray the doctor came in and asked the client what he’d been doing for the last year. The doctor said he was blown away, the knee was repositioned and the client was no longer bone on bone! He said he’d never seen anything like it!

When I heard this story I contacted the client and through his therapist we obtained copies of his xrays, and now I have the privilege of sharing them with you.

Here’s the first one. It’s a view looking at the knees from the front. Look at the outside edge of the right knee (the far left of what you’re looking at). See how the on the outside edge of the knee where the two bones (the femur and tibia) come together there is no space between the bones? That is the bone on bone condition where the cartilage has been worn away. You can see how the femur (the thighbone) is tilted or angled out to the side, which is what is pressing that part of the femur down into the tibia. This part of the knee had lost all cartilage and was generating tremendous friction with every step.

Knees 4-14-2004 - Edited

Now, look at the second xray from July 2005! The femur is no longer angled, the outside edge of the knee is no longer being driven into the tibia and there is now spacing between the two bones.

Knees 7-27-2005 - Edited

These xrays very clearly demonstrate you can have a knee that is bone on bone with severe cartilage loss and if you work on the position of the knee and don’t get hung up on the condition of it, great things can happen. Pete has been saying this for years and has seen many, many xrays like this but it’s the first time I’ve had ones to share publicly. The xrays are completely untouched and not altered in any way other than I’ve blacked out the name and birthdate of the client.

Folks, believe in your body. Believe you CAN get better. If your doctor puts a label on you, realize it’s just a word and that if you get to work, great things can happen. I hope these xrays inspire you the way they’ve inspired me and all the clients to whom I’ve shown them.

And I have a favor to ask from you. This is such important information, please send this link to your friends and family. Share this with as many people as you can. Help us get the word out about just how amazing the body really is. If you give it the right stimulus, you’ll be amazed at the results!

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How inspiring!

January 22, 2010

A client sent me this video. If you want to be inspired, if you want to come away grateful for the gifts and abilities you have, and if you want to be awed not just by the young man in this video but by his incredible father, then watch this. It’s 6 and a half minutes well spent.

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The great H1N1 hoax

January 21, 2010

sorry for the lack of posts in recent days. I was up in Dallas doing a travel clinic last week and am catching up in this one. Now, on to today’s post:

I cannot, and will not, give medical advice. But when clients asked me about the new super flu and if I was going to get a vaccination, I told them I thought the actual risk of a ‘pandemic’ was minimal, that this was grossly overblown and probably done so by the pharmaceutical companies in order to make a fear-based windfall that had nothing to do with actual risks, and that the vaccine itself was not something I was going to put in my body. I don’t do flu shots and I recommend that anyone who thinks they actually are healthful do some honest research. You’ll be surprised at what you find.

In any event, here’s a great article that talks about these issues. The sad thing here is in an economy where the taxpayers are already forking over boatloads of money to large corporations, this was in effect a big swindle that the government enabled, and directly gave pharmaceutical companies over a billion dollars of our money without any benefit in return. That’s money that could’ve gone to far better use. When are we going to learn….

Here’s the article

and then, a teaser for you. I have something I’m going to post here in the next couple of days that is going to give you absolute visual proof that what Pete Egoscue has said for years is right on the money. You CAN change the position of joints, and that when you do, the body can begin to repair itself, and even grow cartilage. Trust me, you are going to LOVE what you see. For those of you who are hurting, especially those of you with degenerative knees or hips, it’s going to give you a LOT of hope.

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Physical Therapy and Egoscue

January 8, 2010

There was an article in today’s NY Times about physical therapy. You can read it here.

That prompted a client of one of our therapists in the Kansas City area to receive an email from a client I’m going to post below. The therapist’s name is Travis Perret, great guy and a very good therapist. You need to know his name to make some sense of the client’s email. Here it is, enjoy:

Enclosed is a story from today’s NY Times.
You stopped my plantar facititis and TMJ in a matter of days with a series exercises. When ever I tell friends and doctors who deal with those problems almost daily, they dismiss me as a whacko. Of course, you have had that same response from folks for more than a decade..

Perret therapy is the best kept secret in modern medicine. By the way, my shoulder, which became fouled while shoveling the Xmas snow, is nearly 90% fixed. I can feel during the progressive groin stretch working on it, but it is a long stretch when I have to lie on the floor in this cold weather. I wore gloves this morning.

As ever,

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Lance Armstrong, the Magic Mouthguard, and treating the whole body

January 7, 2010

How do you like THAT title, huh? Well, I’ve got a blog post for you that discusses those concepts and more. It’s a great piece written by our clinic director in Nashville, John Elder. You can read it here, good stuff.

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I’m at 10% body fat, why do I still have a gut?

January 5, 2010

new blog post from our clinic in Orange County addressing this question, cool stuff.

Be sure to read the comment below the entry.

Remember folks, position is SO important.

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