Quote of the Day
I read this quote when watching “Biggest Loser” this week. It’s from Bob Harper, who is one of the trainers on the show. Of course, Bob was using it when referring to weight loss, but I thought it was a PERFECT quote for anyone wondering if Egoscue is right for them, or someone in the middle of the therapy process who might have hit the proverbial “wall” :
“Believe in yourself, trust the process, change forever”
Let’s break it down a bit more:
Believe in yourself— Trust your instinct. I tell clients all the time that THEY are the expert in my clinic. You all know your body better than I, or anyone else, ever will. I know it sounds silly, but you’re in your body 24/7. Who better than YOU to tell ME what’s wrong?
Trust the process— The key word in this sentence is ‘process’. Pete talks all the time about chronic pain being a process rather than an event. A lot of clients are trying to remember what they did to be in pain. They’re always looking for an event as to why they hurt. Unless you’ve been hit by a car, you fall off a horse, or take a tumble down a couple flights of stairs, you didn’t do anything. Your pain came as the result of years and years of dysfunction and compensation. I’m not saying it’s going to take years and years to eliminate the cause of your pain, but it is a process. When dealing with and thinking about chronic pain, we have to remember that it’s as much of a ‘process’ getting out of pain as it was getting in pain. There is no quick fix when working toward a cure for your symptom.
Change forever— Doesn’t that sound great? Wouldn’t you love to get back to playing golf without your back spasming, gardening without that shoulder seizing up, or simply walking up and down your stairs without dibilitating knee pain? The good news is that you can. You aren’t broken. You are desinged to run, jump, climb and crawl. If you were able to do a certain activity pain free at one point, there is NO REASON you can’t get back there. The body is a living, breathing organism and it’s responding to its surroundings 24 hours a day. You’re designed to live a pain free, active lifestyle, and it’s 100% possible for you to do that. You can change forever, you just have to give your body a chance.
My hope for you is that you take control of your health. Quit waiting and take that first, sometimes very scary, first step. We’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to email or call the clinic (or the closest clinic to you). We are always available to answer questions and encourage you through this therapy process!