Meet Pete Egoscue
You can't pigeonhole Pete Egoscue. He doesn't fit into a nice, neat category. He has no formal medical or physical therapy training. In fact, he graduated with an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Utah State University. But if you asked him, he specialized in all things sports. He then went on to serve as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps for ten years, resigning his commission in 1978 as a Major.
In an effort to describe or put a label on him, long time friend and client Jack Nicklaus calls Pete an "Anatomical Functionalist" and goes on to say, "Pete Egoscue has totally changed my life. Never have I experienced such complete pain relief as I have by following the Egoscue Method." Pete's book publishers prefer the term "Anatomical Physiologist" when referring to Pete being consulted by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. But the bottom line is that Pete Egoscue has been successfully helping regular people relieve themselves of chronic pain since the early 70s. He has authored six books, including the best selling book, Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method For Stopping Chronic Pain and most recently, Pain Free Living.
Pete has been labeled by colleagues as the Father of Postural Therapy. His reaction? He just laughs! He has realized throughout his journey that humankind possesses roughly a million years of practical, operational experience in dealing with pain. He will tell you that his success has come from listening to his clients and in turn teaching the client how to listen to their own body.
When you ask Pete to put a label on himself, he says, "I'm the Posture guy". Pretty modest for a man who is responsible for establishing over 25 clinics (and counting), world wide, with corporate headquarters in San Diego, California. In fact, The Egoscue Method® is considered "a world leader in non-medical pain relief". Pete Egoscue is responsible for creating a therapy method that relieves chronic pain, and encourages peak physical performance for the young, the old, the athlete, the non-athlete, the famous, and the infamous. This unique method is based on the body's functional design - or posture. Therefore, to put it simply, Pete Egoscue is a "Posture Therapist."
Pete Egoscue hosted nationally syndicated Pain Free Radio from 2001 to 2009. To listen to some of his recorded shows go to www.painfreeradio.org.