The Egoscue Method is simple and the results are remarkable. It is a unique and very effective programs to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs, surgery, or manipulation. Egoscue is a process, which involves a series of stretches and gentle egoscuecises (“e-cises”) designed specifically for each client. This process strengthens specific muscles and brings the body back to its proper alignment and functioning the way it was designed – pain free.
Tired of treating of symptom and ready to treat the cause?
We get to the root of your chronic pain through postural alignment therapy and treatment. Return your body to proper alignment, function, and balance all without drugs or surgery.
We believe that your chronic pain is not because of your age, genetics, past injuries, or activities you do. We believe your pain is because your positions and movments are compromised. Correcting your bodies alignment and movement imbalances will allow you stop the degeneration, heal, and get back to living the life you want - a life free from limitations. We want to see YOU be able to continue the activities you love to do, pain-free, for as long as you want to! Our therapy is client driven, education focused, and life changing healthcare that empowers you to tap into your body's ability to heal itself and live pain free and an active life.
Pain commonly has TWO parts:
1) Your body has adapted to your lifestyle or injuries with a set of compensations. These compensations can be seen in the hip that you may push out to the side to carry your child on, or in the foot that turns out to the side more than the other, or in the shoulder that is pulled up toward your ear from talking on the telephone... or even the way your head is positioned way out in front of you as you read this from your computer (You just changed your posture didn't you).
This movement imbalance causes an unequal amount of sheer and stress to your tissues and joints. Over time this causes inflammation and injury to tissue. It is not until this injury builds up to a point of PAIN that you become aware of what has been happening.
Your specific set of movement problems are what we can identify and give you the tools to make drastic changes in a relativly short amount of time. These changes to body's stimulus, positioning, along with training in self treatment, can allow your body to stop the cause that is at the root of your pain.
2) Tissue INFLAMMATION and INJURY - This is the commonly the site of your pain and what is most commonly addressed by doctors/practitioners. Although your pain is commonly caused by the movement imbalance described briefly above, the injured tissue should be treated to aid in the healing process and speed up the results of your therapy program. We are very happy with the consistant results that come with our extensive set of treatment options.
Our 3-step Solution:
Step 1: Identify and address the cause of your symptom with changes to your movement patterns. Emense amounts of experience and understanding goes into the breakdown of how your body moves through-out this world. Our goal is to be able to show you clearly and simply where your imbalances are, why they are effecting you, and how to restore optimal function in the least amount of time possible. Our corrective movement programs allow for you to understand this and correct it yourself for the rest of your life.
Step 2: Provide hands-on treatments of the highest quality.
Our integrated treatments can be of 1 or more techniques that will best suit your needs at the time of your visit. For more information on our treatments click here.
Step 3: Speed up healing through nutritional recommendations and lifestyle medicine.
This ensures the fastest healing time and reduces amount of potential re-aggrivation.
What conditions can be treated with The Egoscue Method?
A wide variety of conditions can be effectively treated using the Egoscue Method, including:
Chronic and acute muscle pain
Low back pain
Neck and shoulder girdle pain
Headaches – tension and migraine
Pain associated with arthritis
Shoulder joint pain – rotator cuff syndrome
Knee and foot pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome/symptoms
Sprains and strains – pre-hab and rehab
Internal imbalances in the nervous system, digestive system, upper
respiratory system, reproductive system, liver, kidneys and more
Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain
Athletic performance decline
Can Egoscue help my arthritis?
Yes, arthritis is an extremely common condition affecting the cartilage in between two bones. This cartilage provides shock-absorbing properties in order to distribute the weight of gravity in our bodies. In arthritic conditions the fluid within the cartilage tends to dry out. When this happened the friction between the joints increases.
There is no direct blood supply to cartilage, the only way cartilage maintains its fluid contents is through MOTION. Cartilage needs movement in order to have fluid pumped into it. When a joint becomes stiff or arthritic, the lack of movement in that joint worsens the condition because now there is no fluid being mechanically pumped into the cartilage. Egoscue use e-cises, (a series of gentle stretches and exercises) in order to restore normal range of motion and increase the fluid that the joint can receive. Combine this with proper nutrition and we can achieve outstanding results.
Do children need Egoscue?
At Pain Free Kauai we specialize in functional healthcare for children. Many of the common ailments of childhood can be addressed through Egoscue, including injuries, headaches, digestive ailments and more. All of these conditions can respond very well to Egoscue and we are happy to discuss the option with parents. Kids tend to like Egoscue because its pain free, drug free, and a fun experience all around.
One important aspect to remember is that many problems that are seen in adults actually start from traumas that occurred as children. Even mild traumas can have a lasting effect. We have a saying in health care that“your body keeps score.” Small problems add up over the years, and it’s best to catch them early.
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