Lecture Focuses On Good Health Through Motion

A California author and physical therapist who advocates treating musculoskeletal pain with motion and posture realignment will lecture in Spokane Friday night.

Pete Egoscue’s presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park. The cost is $50. Call (509) 456-8426 for details.

Follow-up sessions will be available Saturday and Sunday.

Egoscue has treated patients ranging from golfer Jack Nicklaus and pro basketball player Charles Barkley to Robert Strauss, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

His book is “The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion” (Harper-Collins, 1992).

“Modern living does not provide enough motion and - most important - enough of the proper motion to keep the body fully fit, totally functional and pain free,” he wrote.

He views the body as a grid designed on the basis of parallel vertical and horizontal lines forming 90 degree angles. And he argues that when those angles get out of whack, the structural integrity of the body is compromised.

He has asserted that his approach and techniques can help people overcome problems ranging from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Some of his teachings challenge principles long held by many in the medical community.

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