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John Elder is the Clinic Owner/Director of The Egoscue Method Nashville. The Egoscue Method is the world leader in non-medical pain relief. John has been a client of The Egoscue Method since 1994.
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A Client First
John Elder is the Clinic Owner/Director of The Egoscue Method Nashville. The Egoscue Method is the world leader in non-medical pain relief. John has been a client of The Egoscue Method since 1994. As a Division 1 Baseball Player for Yale University, John spent years trying to rehabilitate from chronic shoulder issues and a very painful Lumbar disc bulge. After two years of physical therapy and one cancelled surgery, John finally found relief from his pain after his first session with Egoscue and was an instant believer. That belief and his dedication to helping others become self-reliant to regain their lives and find freedom from pain, John switched from client to Egoscue Therapist in the spring of 2005.
Accomplished Speaker, Writer & Instructor
John's motivating personality and his desire to shift the paradigm of healthcare from symptom care to client-driven care is what makes him a highly sought after speaker. John's clientele includes the young and old, working professionals, stay-at-home moms, professional athletes, weekend warriors, politicians, and the everyday &Joe&.
Certified as a Posture Alignment Specialist (Level II) and Accredited Exercise Therapist (AET) by Egoscue, John's focus during the therapy process is on the reduction of pain through correct joint alignment. He has been a featured columnist on this subject for Health and Wellness Magazine and the Nashville Striders' FunRunner magazine. He has also been a keynote speaker at the National Renal Alliance annual conference in Nashville, TN, as well as a keynote speaker for the Outer Loop Education (OLE) Study Club in Charlotte, NC.
John has presented multiple seminars at the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) National Conference covering topics ranging from "Functional Abdominal Progression" to "The Top-10 Corrective Exercises for Back Pain Relief" to "Personal Training 'No-Nos'".
John was also a member of the teaching faculty for Egoscue University. He was one of only six Clinic Directors worldwide selected to teach the Postural Alignment Specialist (PAS) I & II certifications. He continues to teach various workshops and seminars and prides himself on fostering an interactive class environment that covers a multitude of learning levels.
He is featured as a contributing writer and "Top HealthBlogger" for www.wellsphere.com
recognizing him as one of the leading health bloggers on the web.
John is also a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. John has worked with professional golfers on the PGA, LPGA, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour as well as PGA coaches and swing instructors from all across the country. His approach is to change the golfer’s body coming to the swing, rather than the swing itself, allowing for not only a pain-free golf game but also a more functional swing.
John is considered to be one of the major contributors to the "Patch Project Initiative" through the Egoscue Foundation where the goal is to take our younger populations and help them help themselves in a fun, healthy way using The Patch. John has spearheaded several Patch "O" Course donations throughout the country, and continues to actively seek funding to ensure the "Patch Project Initiative" remains an industry leader in fighting childhood obesity.
Buffy Baker brings years of athletic experience to the table as a therapist for Egoscue Nashville. A Nashville native, Buffy was a high school All-American tennis player at Harpeth Hall School and attended Florida State University...
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Buffy Baker brings years of athletic experience to the table as a therapist for Egoscue Nashville. A Nashville native, Buffy was a high school All-American tennis player at Harpeth Hall School and attended Florida State University on a full athletic scholarship. After a stellar four-year career at FSU, Buffy took her talents to the coaching ranks. Buffy was an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Florida State University and Vanderbilt University. She was also the head coach at Boise State University for two years before taking over the reigns at Penn State University for nine years. In 1997 Buffy was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame as a result of her on-court performance.
Buffy was first introduced to The Egoscue Method in 1999 after taking her PSU team to Egoscue headquarters in San Diego. After just a few sessions in San Diego for her team, she immediately noticed the difference in their overall function and performance on the court. She was instantly sold on the power of The Method and walked away thinking, "I could see myself working there one day." Her journey to Egoscue therapist started as a client with Egoscue Nashville in 2007. She made the switch from client to therapist starting in the fall of 2010. Buffy believes The Method is the key to not only getting a healthy body back but making it and keeping it a powerful machine.
Carrie has been a part of The Egoscue Method Nashville since opening in July of 2006 handling various business and financial needs. She is a Belmont University Business Graduate with a focus on Music Business during her undergraduate studies.
[Close]Carrie Elder, Business Manager/Owner
Carrie has been a part of The Egoscue Method Nashville since opening in July of 2006 handling various business and financial needs. She is a Belmont University Business Graduate with a focus on Music Business during her undergraduate studies. She brings a broad knowledge base of all-things business and marketing and excels in thinking outside the box. After years in the music industry working with a major music publishing company, Carrie brings her expertise to Egoscue. She is extremely passionate about seeing people get well through the Egoscue Method, as she too is a client. She continually suffered from severe migraine headaches but has found relief through her personalized "Menus". She has also alleviated severe knee pain and enjoys an active lifestyle while taking kickboxing, pilates, step, and weight classes multiple times per week at the gym. Carrie loves life as she is able to live in beautiful middle Tennessee, work with her husband John, and chase after their two children all at the same time!