The Egoscue Tower

If you are an Egoscue client, there is no doubt that you are familiar with The Tower. Also known as Supine Groin Progressive, it's one of the most powerful exercises in the Egoscue repertoire.

Spending time in The Tower allows your hip flexor muscle to return to its proper length and tension. This impacts the entire body, aiding in the pain elimination process for clients who struggle with a myriad of symptoms from chronic migraines to plantar fasciitis and everything in between. Listen to what Brian Bradley, VP of Therapy Protocol for Egoscue, Inc. has to say about The Tower.

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# Bill Deloach 2015-11-29 23:47
I watched you groin/soaz relaxing method using the Egoscue Tower. I think this may be what I need. I fell thru a ceiling and over the next 2 months my inside and outside thigh muscle became locked. I can not cross my rt. leg over my left as I do with my left and could previously with my rt. The thigh muscle that ties in to the inside of my groin and the outside thigh muscle that ties in at the ball of my thigh and hip are shortened to where everything in my hips and back are trying to compensate and hurt like heck. I hope this description is not to vague. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. I would like a tower or the measurements and build one, if this is possible. Thanks for your time and the video
Regards,
Bill
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# Doug 2016-02-01 19:56
A few years ago I was given a Egoscue evaluation from Bob Turchyn. I have been trying to Log In but when I click on the Log In box on your Home Page, nothing happens... any assistance would be appreciated.
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# miguel Hazim r 2016-02-05 16:12
I need more information
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# John 2016-02-15 15:22
Miguel,
What questions can I answer for you? You can email me at .

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John
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# John Vornholt 2016-02-05 19:37
I want to buy a Tower but I note on the various web sites there is offered both a single and a double foot boot. I have been using the supine groin single leg routine but, I would like to know if the double boot would be just as effective or if it has a different therapeutic goal.
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# John 2016-02-15 15:24
John,
Great question. They're two very different exercises. I think the double is great to have, but if your therapist has given you the single, then I'd stick with that. Personally, I mix both into my menus. I've found that I benefit from each exercise, depending on what I feel my body wants/needs on that particular day.

Are you currently working with a therapist?

Thanks,
John
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# Maureen 2016-03-10 13:35
I received the tower as a gift, watched the video but not sure how long to hold each position in the tower?
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# John 2016-03-16 15:00
Maureen,
You'll stay at each position for 5 minutes. Make sure your entire body is relaxed so you're not "holding" anything tight/tense.

Thanks,
John
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# Ralph Bruce 2016-03-13 14:07
two questions :
the separate tower which holds the other leg at approx. 90 degrees - does that adjust ?
when a person is solo - how do I easily move down (or up) to another level without completely getting out of position ?
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# John 2016-03-16 15:04
Ralph,
Thanks for commenting. I'm not 100% sure what you mean when you say "the separate tower." Can you clarify that for me? Are you referring to the big block that is used in conjunction with the tower? If that's the case, it doesn't adjust. Most clients use a chair or ottoman for that leg.

As for moving, simply pick your foot up and drop it down to the next level. There might be some minor adjusting at each level, but you shouldn't be getting too out of position at each level. It might be tougher in the beginning, but you'll get used to it.

Thanks,
John
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# Ruth H. Peterson 2016-04-10 13:46
Very interesting. I am 82 (b.d. 9/21/32). I have had serious falls from "turning my ankle" to "dislocation of patella from hitting my knee on the floor when turning to rise from a gym exercise mat, 2"-3" deep. I no longer get on the floor to exercise.

I use a plywood board on a bed for floor exercises. Will this exercise, and others, work on that surface? I would assume, "Yes", but don't want to take it for granted.

I have the book, Pain Free, and am just starting out with the basic exercises, but feel I'd like some further help to make sure i am correctly practicing what I think I am reading and seeing in the pictures.

Do you have any facilities near Anacortes, WA? Seattle is just too far for me to go. I no longer am capable of driving that distance.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Ruth Peterson
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# John 2016-04-12 21:14
Hey Ruth! Thanks for contacting us. The board on your bed will work great for the exercises.

We don't have a location near Anacortes. As you know, Seattle is the closest one to you. However, we do have the capability to see you via Skype or FaceTime if you or someone you know are able to do that.

Thanks,
John
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# Cindy 2016-05-14 13:20
I purchased the Pain Free book and DVD series for my right hip pain. If I can easily perform the Supine Groin with the leg fully extended to the floor does using the tower provide additional benefit or is it more for folks that can't get to the floor right away?
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# John 2016-05-19 15:10
The Tower does provide extra benefit. It locks your foot in neutral, which then requires the lower leg, knee, femur and pelvis to all neutralize. It's much more effective to use the Tower vs. not using it. Also, it makes Supine Groin Progressive much easier to do.

Great question!

John
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# Robert 2016-06-19 23:24
Is there any issue performing the moves on the E Tower while also using an inversion table? I just purchased a tower and have a little added soreness in my hip. I am also using my inversion table. I assume the soreness is normal for new Tower users but I wanted to make sure I wasn't making matters worse with the inversion table. Thank you.
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# John 2016-06-26 02:31
Robert,
Great question. You're correct when thinking that the soreness will go away. That's VERY common when first starting in the tower. Use the inversion table as needed. I think you'll feel you need it less and less as you incorporate the tower more.

Keep us posted!

Thanks,
John
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# Cindy 2016-07-18 14:51
The Egoscue web site has two vendor links for the tower. The first vendor states that they are the only vendor that makes the tower to Egoscue specifications. Is this is true? The second vendor is cheaper.
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# John 2016-07-18 16:11
Good question, Cindy. You can order from either place. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,
John
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# Maxine Lewis 2016-07-19 12:44
Do these exercises/postures help sciatica? Thank you.
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# John 2016-07-20 13:40
Maxine,
We see clients with sciatica on a daily basis. I'd like to connect you with a therapist so they can better address your particular situation/posture. Can you email me at ?

Thanks,
John
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# Amy 2016-11-07 00:54
How much does the tower cost?
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# John 2016-11-08 15:23
Hey Amy,
Towers start at $99 and can be found here:
http://www.crookedhuman.com/egoscue/equipment/egoscuer-multi-positioning-tower-877.html

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks!
John
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# Lauren Sessler 2016-11-08 18:54
Is the portable tower just as effective as the regular one?
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# John 2016-11-16 19:09
The portable tower is good if you're traveling, but nothing takes the place of the actual (wooden) tower. My suggestion, if you're trying to decide between the two, would be to make the investment in the wooden one.

Thanks,
John
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# Mary Sutherland 2017-01-03 06:09
I am in Australia.
Can I purchase a Tower from you?
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# John 2017-01-04 16:25
Mary,
Email me at , and I'll get you in touch with our supplier.

Thanks,
John
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# Carol Goedde 2017-01-16 00:14
I bought the double peddle for the tower. What is the best way to get both feet strapped into it without help?
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# John 2017-01-18 03:23
Carol,
It can be a bit tricky. I usually sit on my bottom with my knees bent. I'll put one foot in and velcro it, and then put the other foot in and velcro it. Let me know if that works for you!

Thanks,
John
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