The Egoscue Method is a revolutionary form of posture therapy, created in 1971 by Posture Specialist Pete Egoscue. It uses gentle posture correction exercises to improve your body alignment and help you:
When this client came to see me he’d been suffering with back pain for many years. The pain was at a constant low level but could get worse at times. Over the years he’d tried many different therapies, including physiotherapy and strengthening exercises, but had only found temporary relief. When I examined his posture from…
When this client came into the clinic she’d been suffering with pain on one side of her upper back for over ten years. She said the pain was always there, sometimes worse, sometimes better, but every couple of months it got so bad that it would progress to her neck, arm, and shoulder. Her hand would tremble and…
When this client came to see me his body was in a classic protective posture and spasm, potentially due to a disc bulge or herniation in his lower back. His movement was severely reduced, he was bedridden at times and in pain. Can you see how his knees were bent, his pelvis was tucked under,…
“After four months with daily exercises I am now pain free for the first time in many years! I had been suffering from neck and shoulder pain for several years and lately also tennis elbow and sciatic leg pain. I was desperate when I found Ameet and The Egoscue Method. The therapy has done wonders for me and I can highly recommend Ameet, who is very professional.”
Monica Hyllner, Consultant Anaesthetist, MD, PhD
“If you want a life pain free, Ameet is the therapist you should see. His focused programme of tailor made exercises have resolved my long standing neck & shoulder stiffness over just a few weeks. His empathy, enthusiasm and encouragement lead to success stories like mine. I have been recommending him and The Egoscue Method to several patients since experiencing amazing results myself.”
Dr Shobana Sreetharan, GP
“I’d been experiencing pain in my hips for 3 years, pain in my upper back for 20 years and unable to walk. The consultant advised that, apart from pain killers, there was nothing they could do for me. I was determined to challenge the consultant’s view and research led me to The Egoscue Method. Six months on with Ameet, I’m pain free and walking the dog for an hour a day.”
“After an L4 and L5 disc bulge my chronic back pain was debilitating at times. I tried different therapies and even a steroid injection, none of which had any lasting effect. I’ve improved massively thanks to Ameet and am no longer considering the NHS recommendation of having a back operation! I can run pain free and am registered for two half marathons! He has helped me enormously.”
Chris Barton, Graphic Designer - chrisbartoncreative.com
“I was not sleeping well. I was suffering from pain in my neck and upper back and I couldn’t pick up my grandchildren without a great deal of discomfort. After a series of sessions with Ameet, the improvement has been really remarkable. I now have a programme of exercises, which take me less than 30 minutes a day. The pain in my neck and back has gone and I feel generally fitter and healthier.”
Jan Jury, Retiree
My Posture Correction Approach
I’ve found that most people want to improve their posture because they’re either in pain, they’re unhappy with how they look, or they want to keep their bodies working well as they age – or sometimes all three!
As a Posture Specialist, the biggest mistake I think people make when trying to improve their posture is believing that they have to consciously force their body into a better position when they sit, stand and walk.
But how many times have you tried to sit or stand up straight and then a few moments later you get distracted and end up back in your normal position?
Furthermore, for many people trying to sit or stand up straighter can feel quite uncomfortable and painful because their bodies are not ready to hold them in this position.
A better approach is to improve the balance of your muscles from left to right, and from front to back, because it’s the balance of these muscles that determines your body alignment.
I give my clients gentle posture correction exercises which stretch and strengthen certain parts of their body and get them into better alignment without them even having to think about it.
It’s not a quick fix and it does take time and effort, but it could help you to end your current pain (if you have any), feel more confident about the way you look, and reduce your risk of future pain and injuries. I offer consultations in a posture clinic in London and Tunbridge Wells, as well as online.