The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion: Revolutionary Program of Stretching and [NOOK Book]

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No one is immune. For people from champion athletes to desk-bound white-collar professionals, many simple acts of life--a relaxing evening stroll through the neighborhood, an exhilarating run along a sandy beach, just bending down to tie a loose shoelace-are often acts of torture. The walking wounded suffer from torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, jogger's knees, bad backs, stiff necks, sore feet, and swollen ankles. It could, without exaggeration, be called a modem epidemic.

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Overview

No one is immune. For people from champion athletes to desk-bound white-collar professionals, many simple acts of life--a relaxing evening stroll through the neighborhood, an exhilarating run along a sandy beach, just bending down to tie a loose shoelace-are often acts of torture. The walking wounded suffer from torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, jogger's knees, bad backs, stiff necks, sore feet, and swollen ankles. It could, without exaggeration, be called a modem epidemic.

In this brilliant book, renowned anatomical functionalist Pete Egoscue identifies the epidemic's causes and effects. By recognizing that the human body is dependent on adequate motion to maintain its full range of physical functions, he has revolutionized both the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and the techniques for training athletes to achieve peak performance levels.

Brimming with common sense and practical advice, the heart of this important book consists of twenty-two easy-to-do, highly effective exercises that stretch, strengthen, and relax the body, allowing a return to proper alignment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062046529
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 161,719
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Pete Egoscue has been studying human anatomy for more than twenty years. His method has helped thousands of people learn low tolive healhier, pain-free livers and achiever complete ftness. He currently runs clinics in San Diego, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Thankyou

    This book has changed my life. I'm a yoga teacher but have suffered from chronic pain for 30 years. Petes discusssion about spinal rotation and his simple approach exercises have opened places in my spine that were locked up for years. I will recommend this book to others and incorporate it into my teaching.

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  • Posted March 12, 2009

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    The Egoscue method is the most effective postural exercise method I've ever found.

    I've searched far and wide for the highest level of Natural Healthcare and Medicine. This is POWERFUL. Allowing the bodies energy that created the deviation from design to correct itself and live free from limitations. When done right it makes you feel like a kid again!, and encourages you to get out there and PLAY!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Classic

    This book will help people understand how to move around without triggering the person's pain and how to slowly start to exercise. Good for anyone not sure where to start. Also combine with the book below and see how top athletes get in shape after an injury and win.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2001

    Excellent method, wrong title

    When this book first came on the market, I was involved in physical therapy for lower back pain, burning nerve down to my ankle and drop foot. One day I limped into physical therapy and was taken out in a wheel chair. The orothpod said I had three ruptured disks and he recommended an operation to remove the disks and add a stainless steel pin for support!I was in so much pain that I almost gave in to the operation. However, I learned that nationally over 50% of people who get back operations get a second one within five years. Also,two secretaries at work had husbands who had two and three operation each and were still in pain. I couldn't find anyone who had gone over 5 years without a second operation. My wife was seeing our GP, who had referred me to the orothopod, and he said that if I wanted to avoid a back operation, get the Egoscue book and follow his method. She bought the book for me on the way home and I followed his method. Be aware that I am a very determined individual and felt that I had nothing to lose. Within two weeks my drop foot was gone. The pain slowly receeded up my leg and eventually localized in my lower back. Over time, all the pain has gone away. I have done my exercises almost every day for the past 8 years and have very little problem with my back. If the title of the book had been 'How to avoid a back operation', it would have been a best seller and helped a lot of people who might give in to a back operation out of despiration.I think the author's 'ego' go in his way.

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