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My Pain Relief and Postural Alignment Method utilizes the same stretches and gentle exercises as well as the same ePete software used in the Egoscue Method’s clinics. Explore session schedule availability and prices in the Fruit-Powered Store.

Modern living calls for too much sitting, standing and watching! In nature, man and woman moved to gather fruits and greens. These days, many of us are tragically parked in front of computer or television screens most of the day. Our bodies won’t stand for this, and they let us know in the form of so-called bad backs and knees and other aches and pains.

Injuries have a way of telling many that they’re getting old. But as long as we eat our species-specific diet and exercise, our bodies are designed to work and work well until the day we die. These folks are simply out of alignment!

We have eight load-bearing joints—two each of shoulders, hips, knees and ankles—and when one of them gets out of alignment, we begin a downward spiral in which the body calls on compensating muscles to complete actions such as carrying 40-pound cases of bananas! Think that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by an issue in your wrist? It’s likely caused by a misaligned shoulder, so all the physical therapy in the world—well, almost all—can focus on strengthening your wrist but never address the misaligned shoulder.

Joan Adams performs Static Back while Mike Kenny oversees
Joan Adams demonstrates Static Back, with Mike Kenny looking on. Both are Egoscue Method exercise therapists in the Northeast United States.

The good news is that we can reverse and prevent pain and injuries from happening by completing stretches and exercises designed to restore the body’s proper structural alignment. If you’re severely misaligned, launching a workout program isn’t recommended because you likely won’t perform exercises correctly and might hurt yourself even more! The Egoscue Method, however, can help you straighten and strengthen your body. It is the only physical therapy program that treats the body as a unit, not a collection of individual parts. It is also the only physical therapy program that focuses on posture and addresses causes, not symptoms, as is commonplace in the health-care industry.

Quite simply, if raw foods provide optimal conditions for healing to occur in the body, so, too, does the Egoscue Method provide optimal conditions for healing to occur in the form of postural realignment.

Want to try three Egoscue Method E-cises, as they’re called? YouTube offers a demonstration of Static Back, Pro­gressive Supine Groin and Air Bench—and do them in this order! (See video below.) These E-cises are recommended by Pete Egoscue, the Egoscue Method founder, for anyone with any kind of pain.


Watch an Egoscue Method Video Featuring Three E-Cises You Can Practice at Home


If you learn which E-cises are for you based on your alignment and put in the time, you very likely will have a pain-free life! For starters, check out Egoscue’s Pain Free. I highly recommend in-person or Skype consultations so you can isolate which E-cises to perform at a given time. You can explore these options at Egoscue.com. If you make an appointment, please tell Egoscue that Fruit-Powered sent you!

I reversed chronic back and neck pain and carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes by utilizing the Egoscue Method and have been a client since April 2010. I tell the story about how I reversed pain and limitation via the Egoscue Method and launched an evolving fitness program in Alive!, my raw food transition book.

Once I had begun to reverse chronic pain, I launched an exercise program—encompassing circuit training using Bodylastics bands, running, practicing vinyasa yoga and rebounding using a Needak rebounder—that has helped me turn back the clock physically. Of course, leading a low-fat raw food diet helps the body feel fantastic, too!


Explore Pain Free by Pete Egoscue on Amazon

Pain Free by Pete Egoscue
Pete Egoscue's program of stretches and exercises can help you reverse chronic pain. Includes photographs with step-by-step instructions for numerous stretches and exercises to help with back, hip, knee, neck and other pain.

Joan Adams is photographed at Egoscue Philadelphia on March 12, 2015

Read my special interview on the Egoscue Method with Joan Adams!


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Editor of Fruit-Powered.com, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center’s holistic health offerings: the Pain Relief and Postural Alignment Method and Raw Vegan Diet, Holistic Nutrition and Natural Health Coaching Program. Brian is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies ’n’ Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series.

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Brian Rossiter

Brian Rossiter

Editor of Fruit-Powered.com, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center's holistic health offerings: the Pain Relief and Postural Alignment Method and Raw Vegan Diet, Holistic Nutrition and Natural Health Coaching Program. Brian is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies 'n' Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series.

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