Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

27 December 2016, 12:00 am
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I can't believe 2016 is coming to an end! Doesn't it seem like we were just ringing this year in?

I want to give you, our clients, a HUGE THANK YOU for your continued support of The Egoscue Method. Without you, there would be no Method (and we certainly wouldn't have clinics all over the world).

Personally, I wanted to thank you for reading, and then sharing, these posts with your friends and family. Because you shared our articles, whether sent through email or shared on Facebook or Twitter, hundreds of thousands of folks were reached and introduced to Egoscue.

In case you missed any of our top article this year, I wanted to share them with you today! Below, you'll find the Top-5 articles written this year on The Egoscue Method blog. I hope you enjoy them, and we look forward to interacting with you even more in 2017!

5. Eliminate the Pear Shape

My wife and I were walking along the harbor in San Francisco a few years ago when two ladies ran by. They were jogging, talking, and laughing, and you could tell they were great friends. This run wasn't anything new for them, and it seemed that they both were enjoying themselves. I think anyone would look at them and agree that they were both in shape. However, one of them had pear-shaped hips. I turned toward my wife and said, "That lady on the left runs every day, but no matter how far or fast she runs, she can't lose her hips. She can't get rid of her pear shape. She wakes up, looks in the mirror every morning and sighs, saying, 'Well...I guess I better go run again' but she can't figure out why her body never changes." READ MORE...

 

 

4. Don't Be an Optimist: The Stockdale Paradox

Up until recently, I had no idea who Admiral Jim Stockdale was and had never heard of the Stockdale Paradox before. But now that I have heard of Admiral Stockdale and his Paradox, I can’t stop thinking about it. More importantly, I can’t stop thinking about you and how it applies to your current situation. READ MORE...

 

 

3. 3 Simple Exercises to Eliminate Knee Pain

About 1 in 4 Americans suffers from knee pain, according to a 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rather than ignore that wincing discomfort until it’s unbearable, see if you can ease the ouch with these three simple strengthening exercises from Sonima’s pain and anatomy advisor, Pete Egoscue. You may be surprised to find that the pain you feel in your knee is due to weakness and instability in other areas of the body. The exercises demonstrated in this video—sitting knee pillow squeezes, supine foot circles and point flexes, and sitting abductor press—build strength and mobility in the lower body, particularly the ankles, calves, and thighs, to better support the joints’ movements and thereby eliminate knee pain. READ MORE...

 

 

2. Becoming Pain Free - A New Web Series

I know that MANY of you are struggling with pain, and you feel there's no end in sight. If you're like many of our clients, the pain is starting to creep in to more and more aspects of your daily life. Not only has the pain impacted you physically, but it's starting to have an impact on you mentally and emotionally as well. Believe me, I know from first-hand experience how debilitating chronic pain can be. My struggle with back pain in the mid-90s wasn't just a physical battle for me. My pain was always at the forefront of my mind. It was all I could think about, and it all-but-consumed me mentally and emotionally. The question of Will I EVER be the same? was asked far too often. READ MORE...

 

 

1. Bunions: The Window to Your Hips

Ok, friends, let's talk about everyone's favorite topic: Feet.

I'm sure many of you think feet are totally disgusting. They smell bad (at least if you have three boys in your house like I do!), they look bad, and often times, they feel bad. Ever heard someone say, "my dogs are barkin'!" when referring to their foot pain? There's a reason why they make that analogy. I believe it's because barking dogs are loud, annoying, and the only thing you can concentrate on when it's happening.

Foot pain is no different.

Today I want to talk about a specific foot symptom--bunions. Those of you who have bunions know the pain I'm talking about. It's "loud." It's "annoying." And, it's "the only thing you can concentrate on." READ MORE...

 

Again, THANK YOU for supporting The Egoscue Method and this blog. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for all of us!

QUESTION: What was YOUR favorite blog post of 2016?

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow Pete on Twitter, and you can follow me there as well. You can now follow me on Instagram, too! Let's connect!

Becoming Pain Free - The Conclusion!

25 May 2016, 12:00 am
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"I healed my pain naturally in 8 weeks."

Can you say that? Steven Shea can.

Steven is an Egoscue client whose journey to eliminate his chronic pain was documented in a web series title, Becoming Pain Free. In case you missed the first five episodes, you can watch episodes 1-3 here and episodes 4 and 5 here. Below you'll find the conclusion of Steven's journey, and trust me, you do NOT want to miss it.

If you are dealing with chronic pain, you owe it to yourself to watch what unfolds with Steven's health. While his results are nothing new for those of us around Egoscue, hearing (and seeing) stories like his never get old. Check out the last three episodes of Becoming Pain Free.

EPISODE 6:

 

EPISODE 7:

 

EPISODE 8:

 

QUESTION: What was your favorite part of Steven's journey?

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow Pete on Twitter, and you can follow me there as well.

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow Pete on Twitter, and you can also follow me there as well. - See more at: http://egoscue.com/blog/item/142-becoming-pain-free-egoscue-sonima#sthash.mC8pXP1L.dpuf

Becoming Pain Free - Continued!

4 May 2016, 12:00 am
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A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to Becoming Pain Free, the new web series from Sonima.com. If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly encourage you to watch ALL the episodes. You can watch Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3 on the Sonima website (click the picture at the top of those pages to play the videos). Make sure you watch them in order so that you can see the entire journey of Steven Shea, the subject of the series. In short, Steven is a videographer who has dealt with chronic pain for years. The Becoming Pain Free series chronicles his journey to regain control of his health. Watch what happens in Episode 4 and Episode 5 after he decides to take action and tackle his pain head-on!

WATCH EPISODE 4:

 

WATCH EPISODE 5:

 

 

QUESTION: Which part of Steven's story resonates most with YOU?

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow Pete on Twitter, and you can also follow me there as well.

 

QUESTION: Which part of Steven's story resonates most with YOU?

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow Pete on Twitter, and you can also follow me there as well.

- See more at: http://egoscue.com/blog/item/140-becoming-pain-free-egoscue#sthash.xE0kSiXK.dpuf

Becoming Pain Free - A New Web Series

19 April 2016, 12:00 am
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I know that MANY of you are struggling with pain, and you feel there's no end in sight. If you're like many of our clients, the pain is starting to creep in to more and more aspects of your daily life. Not only has the pain impacted you physically, but it's starting to have an impact on you mentally and emotionally as well. Believe me, I know from first-hand experience how debilitating chronic pain can be. My struggle with back pain in the mid-90s wasn't just a physical battle for me. My pain was always at the forefront of my mind. It was all I could think about, and it all-but-consumed me mentally and emotionally. The question of Will I EVER be the same? was asked far too often.

I'm sure that if you're reading this, you can probably relate to as least some aspects of my story. I know my friend, Steven Shea, can relate as well. Steven is a videographer and the man typically behind the camera shooting videos. Now, however, he's taking his turn in front of the camera. Steven is the focus of a new web series titled, Becoming Pain Free, shot in conjunction with our friends at Sonima. Episodes One, Two, and Three are live now, and we'll have new episodes releasing every Monday!

Watch Steven's inspiring journey as he fights to overcome chronic pain and physical limitations and regain control of his life!

WATCH EPISODE 1:

 

WATCH EPISODE 2:

 

WATCH EPISODE 3:

 

QUESTION: Which part of Steven's story resonates most with YOU?

As always, thanks for sharing these posts with your friends and family (it's easy, just click below)! Don't forget to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow Pete on Twitter, and you can also follow me there as well.