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A tremendous gift from a client

December 19, 2015

I’ve got a client, Peg. She started working with us over a year ago, came in with a variety of pain issues. Then her husband, Jim, started having some very serious health challenges and she needed to cancel her next appointments so she could stay with him in the hospital. After a brief time, he passed away.  It had been probably a year or so since we’d last seen her smiling face in our clinic, and then this last week she came walking in. She looked terrific, strong, healthy and happy, a very vibrant woman. I went up to the waiting area up front and gave her a hug and asked what was up. She said she’d written a card to send to me but decided she wanted to hand deliver it, and if it was ok, to read it to me in person. I invited her back to my office and she read me her note. 

Wow.  To say I was moved would be an understatement. What she wrote blessed and honored me, it touched me deeply. And with her permission I’m sharing it below.

We who do Egoscue therapy do it to make a living, no doubt. Everyone’s gotta pay their bills, right? But it’s a beautiful thing when you truly love what you do, and when what you do can make a positive difference in people’s lives. Pete started doing this therapy decades ago because in it he found a way to be of profound service to people who genuinely needed it. Those of us who carry on that work do it for the same reason. Whether you work with us at the Austin clinic, or you go to one of the other terrific Egoscue clinics around the US, or in Japan or Mexico, you are working with people who love what they do and are deeply, genuinely committed to your well being, to helping YOU get your life back. 

Please, don’t settle for a life of pain and limitation. It can be better. It should be better, and we’d sincerely love to help you in that journey.  And now, here’s Peg:


Dear Rick, It’s a few days before Christmas and I was thinking about people to whom I’d like to give a special thanks, and you came to mind. I am going to hand deliver this so you can see the difference in my body and my life that you made. Because of you and Egoscue, I have my life back. Because you helped me so much by focusing on my specific, individual issues (bad posture, overcompensating, doing the wrong exercises, etc.), I learned how to realign, strengthen and adjust, which got me back to my gym. In the past few years I dance more, do cardio and have improved my physical and emotional state. My resting heart rate is 55. My blood pressure is lower, my cholesterol much improved. I feel great. I have lost 30 lbs. I have more energy.

The last few years with Jim were the best, and part of that has to do with physical well being. Six weeks before he died we hiked the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend and I am so glad we could do that. Without Egoscue, I could not have managed. Because of my physical strength (which enhances emotional well-being) I was strong enough to manage lost sleep and endure physical rigors of his hospital care. We were able to be fully present to one another, to say every word that needed to be said, to even do a last “hand dance.” You were a part of all of this and I wanted you to know how you improved our quality of life. Thank you, Peg

Fantastic Testimonial

May 16, 2012

This was forwarded by the owner of our Portland clinic. One of their clients sent them this email and I loved reading it so much I wanted to share it with you guys. There’s so much I love about it. The client knows they’re not broken, they know it’s a journey, and they are immersed not in bitterness and frustration, but in gratitude. And that’s a very cool place to be (and absolutely empowers the healing process).



Kelly and Martin,

Before I forget what it was like to wake up and be afraid to turn in bed,
Before I forget how I hesitated each time I went to get out of my car,
Before I forget when I couldn’t push a grocery cart around the store,
Before I forget that I used to take a phone with me when I went walking alone
because my back might put me to my knees,
Before I forget that I thought I wouldn’t be able to travel alone anymore,
Before I forget there was a time in January when I thought I wouldn’t enjoy life again…

I want to thank Pete for the books that turned my life around and gave me hope, and for Martin
who took that beginning and now nurtures that hope each week that I am not broken, that my body
knows how to heal, that I will hike a mountain again– and that I already have faith that ‘if it seems too
good to be true, it probably is true.”

You may not realize the depth of my gratitude, but please know I wake up saying thank you every day for the work you do.
Sincerely, Marcia

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How does a pro athlete come back from a nearly tragic spinal injury?

August 5, 2011

Egoscue, of course.

Another post in Deb Preachuk’s excellent series:

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Don’t let pain stop you, he didn’t

July 15, 2011

Great video testimonial from our Portland clinic. The guy had so much pain he’d quit doing almost everything he loved to do. And then he found Egoscue.

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This is why we do what we do

June 25, 2011

A client who works with John Elder from our Nashville clinic posted an awesome video testimonial. This is a young woman who had major scoliosis, had surgery when she was younger to fuse a huge portion of her spine and put a metal rod into her back, and then predictably developed a lot of other musculoskeletal symptoms later in life. She utilized Egoscue and worked with John and, well, you can hear and see the results below. Just beautiful.

If you have scoliosis and want to avoid surgery, or have had surgery and want to help your body be the best it can be, I know of no better tool than Egoscue.

Enjoy, and congratulations Tara!

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Egoscue helped a tennis professional stay on the court!

May 31, 2011

Shelly came to us a few years ago with several different issues. I’ll let her tell you her story!


My name is Shelly Works. I am a 42-year-old tennis player. I had been battling plantar fasciitis and knee pain for over a year and a half before I cam to Rick at the Egoscue clinic in Austin, TX. I teach tennis for a living and compete at the state and national level. The pain was severely impacting my quality of life and my active lifestyle.

I had been to see several doctors and received the standard shots and treatment. All helped for a brief period, however, the pain always returned, and it was accompanied by another pain somewhere else. I had resorted to taping my feet and knee daily just to get by.

I had previously read and used the exercises in the Pain Free book by Pete Egoscue for a hip problem, and it had taken care of the problem. I did my E-cises daily with great results. All went well until we moved and my routine was disrupted. I went months without being able to resume my routine. By the time I could, I had developed plantar fasciitis in both feet and was dealing with knee and shoulder pain. I knew I had a dysfunction somewhere that was causing these problems, but I realized that I needed some help and direction on where to start. All the shots, taping, and treatment were not addressing the root problem. I had spent over $3,000 on orthotics; none of which helped.

I decided to call Rick at the Egoscue clinic in Austin, TX and see if he could help me get back to a life without pain. I was still teaching, training, and competing the whole time I saw him. The transformation was AMAZING!!!! Within one month, I was able to stop taking 8 ibuprofen a day as well as stop taping my feet! My knee pain subsided, and I was able to walk barefooted again with no pain! I had not been able to jog at all. After my 4th visit, I was able to run 4 miles and live to walk and talk about it the next day! I do my E-cises daily now and feel the best I have felt in 8 years. My speed is back, as well as my strength and flexibility.

I so believe in the Egoscue method that I have paid for family members and friends to go and experience the benefits themselves. I would recommend the Egoscue method to anyone who is suffering from pain. It is possible to live a life pain free without shots, surgery, and orthotic devices, which only alleviate the symptoms and do not address the root problem causing all the pain. I am living proof that it works, and so is Rick. His story is absolutely AMAZING!

I am so grateful to Rick and the Egoscue method for getting me back on the court at the level I was use to. I am able to train and do footwork as I previously had before I developed the problems. In the future, if I happen to develop any more problems, I know where I am going—to Rick at the Egoscue clinic in Austin, TX. Thanks, Rick! You are the BEST!

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61 years young and she’s running again!

May 9, 2011

Check out this testimonial, good stuff!

one of the core messages here is one we consistently preach to our clients: if you hurt, don’t blame it on your age! You don’t hurt because you’re 31 or 41 or 51 or 61 or 71. You hurt most likely because your body has lost balance. If you can’t run because of knee or foot pain and want to be able to become active again, call our clinic at 512-527-0030 or email us at and we’ll go over all your options for getting started back to living a pain free life!

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