Egoscue - Part 1: Releasing Fear, Relieving Pain

by Pete Egoscue |  Date Released : 01 Dec 2005

  • Introduction
  • Vocation -> avocation
  • Pete’s background: wounded in Marines -> musculoskeletal problems
  • Solve my own problems, others start to come for help
  • Healing as a hobby -> Passion -> Egoscue clinics -> the “posture people”
  • We are symmetrical bi-peds with head on top – deviations lead to pain
  • Allowing people to return to their original template
  • Head thinks but the heart KNOWS
  • The art of the Possible… “Because I know nothing, everything is possible”
  • Chronic Pain = step one is to convince them that there is nothing wrong with them
  • Imposing Treatment vs. Eliciting a CURE
  • Feel the difference
  • Fear is the underlying problem
  • Dropping the WHAT to get to the WHY
  • Podiatrist example
  • Why is that problem there? What CAUSED that result?
  • Treat the symptom -> Problem will likely return
  • Treat the CAUSE -> Problem will go away for good
  • Treat the WHY not the WHAT
  • Biggest challenge – Getting the mind off the symptom and the story
  • Letting them know that it’s not their fault
  • Treating the body as a unit
  • First day someone comes to the clinic they must feel better
  • Changing environment vs. changing stimulus
  • Evoke immediate response – put the fear down
  • Ultimate outcome - not the absence of pain but the absence of the condition

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Pete Egoscue

About the author: Pete Egoscue

Pete Egoscue has been an anatomical physiologist since 1978. He is the creator of the Egoscue Method for safe, effective and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers or invasive surgery. His exercise therapy program is acclaimed worldwide, and he has been consulted by some of the biggest names in sports. He is now working out of his clinic in San Diego, California.

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