Hey there, lots of people have been complimenting me on the videos and articles that I have been posting lately and letting me know how much value they have been getting from actually doing the exercises and reading my articles. I love hearing this feedback!
I just wanted to take a minute to give you some more background behind where all of this information that I film and write about comes from!
I don’t know if you know this about me but about 8 years ago (at the age of 27) I ended up with debilitating pain in my left hip that left me in a wheelchair. I went through all of the traditional forms of healthcare to try to find a solution to my problem, including pain killers (that left me sick to my stomach), cortisone injections (that did nothing for my pain), physical therapy (that was a complete waste of time) and ultimately surgery (this was my last resort, and when I didn’t get better I hit rock bottom).
To make a long story short, I had to seek my own solution outside of the traditional medical options that were available to me. That is when I learned about a method for healing your own body without drugs or surgery called Egoscue.
I used Egoscue to heal myself, and today I am fully recovered. I enjoy CrossFit, heavy weight lifting, long distance running, surfing, and well, just about everything high impact, tough, and fun! BTW, most people that have the diagnosis and surgery that I had (#FAI) never regain full range of motion the way I did.
See, here is the point that I want to get across to you, and this is why I make such a big deal about posting exercises and articles every single day to Facebook. This isn’t about my story, and what I went through and the fact that I was in a wheelchair. This is about what I discovered through this process and how it applies to you. Yes, YOU! 🙂
You see, what I learned isn’t a method for people in extreme situations with unsolvable medical conditions. Quite the contrary! This is a method for everyone and the reason for that is because of this one simple fact:
Today we don’t move enough.
In my practical experience now working with hundreds of individuals as a Posture Alignment Specialist for the last 7 years, I have found lack of movement and postural imbalance (muscle tightness and muscle weakness) to be the crux of not just some but ALL chronic pain, lack of mobility, limited flexibility, muscle stiffness, muscle weakness, migraine headaches, chronic sinus problems, TMJ…(the list goes on) that did not originate from an acute accident or a disease.
I know this may sound like a blanket statement but I have now literally seen it all and fixed it all in my home studio, and have first-hand written testimonials and case studies published to my blog to prove it.
It’s like I’ve been this undercover cop for the last 7 years, functioning as a Posture Alignment Specialist, off the beaten path working from my home studio, operating totally independently (no insurance and no doctor’s referrals), and helping hundreds of people that have come to see me from all over the world. They either fly or drive in to see me in person, or we meet over Skype.
I have gotten to the point where if I see or talk to one more person, just one more person, who says to me that they have been to the doctor, the physical therapist, the chiropractor and they still don’t know what is wrong with them (sound familiar??)…and I take one look at them and see that their right hip is higher than their left, and their torso is rotated right to left, and their right foot points out at a 45 degree angle…then I put them through a rudimentary sequence of exercises that literally involves mostly laying on the floor for 10 – 15 minutes…they then go on to practice these simple exercises at home on their own…and they heal themselves…I am just going to scream.
It really is that simple! It really is just posture! And so many people think that I help people to stand up straight or something like that, but guess what, the bunion on your left foot is a symptom of lack of movement and postural imbalance, and your doctor isn’t saying that to you, they just want to operate on it! The work that I do has everything to do with empowering people to FUNCTION…they way they are supposed to, in life, with no physical constraint or limitation!!
And that is pretty much what I am doing by blasting the world with my videos, articles, Facebook posts, blog posts and newsletters. I only hope that I can get the message across, for your own good and for the good of your children, your friends, your co-workers and all of the people in your life that matter to you.
I didn’t intend for this to be so long, but I had a lot to say and I felt like it all needed to be said. A lot of what I am focusing right now in my business is setting the record straight about what I really do (I do not help people to sit up and stand up straight. I am not an “ergonomics” expert. I show people how to get to the root cause of chronic pain, and I help people to function to their fullest potential in life!). I felt like you deserved to know the truth, as a reader of my blog, about why I put so much of my time and effort into creating the content that I create.
That being said, the next time you see a “bubble gum” type post from me with instructions on how to do Cats and Dogs, just know that it is the tip of the iceberg, and that underneath it all I care about making a positive impact in the world of health for you, and for all of the people in our lives and in our communities.