"I think my neuropathy is going away, When I wake up I have almost a normal foot and my toes are warm now not ice cold. I am now wearing a size small T-Shirt because my hump is so much less. My shorts are baggy now. I went from a size 12 to 10 because I was collapsed and slouchy, my stomach used to pooch out. My bra even fits better and better. I can get down and up from the floor much easier now." Ruth W.
"I just came from my Rheumatologist and he was very impressed with my bone density improvement....I am so pleased I'm flying. I had a 6.2% improvement....the report results for my spine said I no longer have osteopenia, my spine is now Normal. " JW, Ft. Pierce
Scoliosis and Posture Alignment Therapy Here's what our client had to say about her scoliosis and our Posture Alignment Therapy.
"Finding Posture Alignment Therapy – and Catee Ingwersen – is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. When I was 15 years old, I was told I had a curvature of the spine (scoliosis) but that it was mild and should not affect me. But when I reached my mid-50’s, I started having trouble getting into some shorts, pants and skirts, as if I’d gained 20 pounds. But I hadn’t gained any weight. Once I saw Catee, she told me it was from the scoliosis, which had twisted my spine and was forcing my stomach out. Also, my upper back had started to look deformed and ugly, which upset me very much, but I thought it was irreversible. After about a month of doing Catee’s first menu of exercises, my husband said he could see a change in my back, and I started seeing it, too. After a few more weeks, I was able to start wearing those clothes, again. I couldn’t believe the change. It was so wonderful to see my back straightening, and my friends started commenting on my good posture. Catee is the best therapist I can imagine. She’s extremely knowledgeable and shares her knowledge freely. She’s very patient and she really cares." MC, Vero Beach, June 2011
"No need to call me back. I left the dental hygienist office a few minutes ago and I couldn't wait to call you because I got into the chair and normally she says, 'you need a pillow don't you?' And my head was back and I said 'No, I don't think I do.' So my head was on the chair, no pillow. I think we're making progress. So thank you very much.” Bob L. Vero Beach, FL
"I had to take the inserts out of my shoes!!! Was dancing this weekend and my feet were 'killing' me after two workshops. Took the inserts out and things were so much better. We walked around Delray to go to dinner - probably a mile total - WITHOUT inserts. Last week I couldn't even walk to my bathroom without my shoes and the inserts." S.D. Vero Beach, FL
"I just spent 3 weeks in Eastern and Western Europe doing walking tours almost every day -- sometimes 2. I was fine for the first two weeks. I could not have made it through the third week without a few of these exercises. Home now and doing all the exercises. They've become good friends!" Linda H. Vero Beach, FL
From lostMyglasses, in reply to our article "Scoliosis is Greatly Helped May be Cured"-- Saurabh, your comment has been hanging here for some time. I just discovered this webpage. I hope you sought out help from an Egoscue clinic. These therapists are the best in the world. I can say that because I, too, thought my life was over. I, too, had scoliosis. My life was rescued by this therapy method that you teach yourself. The therapists will help you learn what to do. Don't feel like your life is over. You have much to live for!
"I feel A LOT better. I am so happy. Thank you. I'm so appreciative." E. Mulderrig, limped into the clinic with severe Sciatica pain.
Michael Smith's recorded audio testimonial:
"You are so helpful, Catee. You listen with your ears and eyes and then your brain begins processing. Then out come amazing solutions that are so helpful in resolving issues!! Thank you for caring!! You are a genius." Jane Meeks
"I can contribute my most recent marathon on October 5th and a pain free one at that, to my Egoscue menu so I am a huge fan of your program." Linda S.
"Wanted to let you know that I've been continuing the exercises daily and the results are wonderful. My range of motion has improved greatly. My posture has greatly improved and is staying that way. When I go for a walk I can feel the alignment of my body and how my hips are correctly positioned and there's no feeling of a limp (from a shorter leg) at all. Much thanks and gratitude for the work you are doing. It saved me." Jane C.
"Never thought it is possible to move the spine and bones in my back. I'm pleased with it. No bunion pain and my shoulders are much freer." Linda P.
"VERY HAPPY TO REPORT TODAY IS MY 11TH DAY PAIN FREE!!!! Nothing short of a miracle!" C. Stevens
"The program is making a very noticeable difference in my posture. I'm standing much straighter, my back is stronger with less pain." Jane C.
What was your life like before you started Posture Alignment Therapy? "I could hardly walk - my right knee was painful along the medial side and my left knee was not working properly because I could not extend it." What impressed you most about this Therapy once you started working with us? "Slowly my pain went away. I loved the caring person that Catee was. She changed my exercises as I progressed carefully choosing the best ones. I felt excited once I knew there was hope for me." What has your life been like since doing Posture Alignment Therapy? " I can now walk my dogs pain free and do anything I want! I can travel and still do my exercises. They are a part of my daily routine. Not only have my knees been healed but my previous neck pain from a pinched nerve is gone." Sue A.
"I feel what you did was a miracle." C.M. age 72
“After wasting many many years getting injections, therapy, surgery, expensive testing, I suddenly had a frightening thought. After all this effort and time, I still had pain because no one had found the real cause of my pain. The doctors were chasing their tails and so was I. My grand daughter had been born but I couldn’t hold her.
It wasn’t until I saw my gait video Catee did with me that I knew in my heart of hearts my back and hip pain was NOT a result of arthritis, herniations, bone spurs, old age and my blood line as I was told. I could see that my muscles had pulled my pelvis and hips out. That was progressively wreaking havoc on my spine. It was plain as day.
Why didn’t doctors see this? I felt both silly and mad; it was such a logical reason and far easier to fix. I wish I could get those years back." John B., age 69
In April, Professional Tennis player complains of severe "tennis arresting" cramping in calf as well as ongoing pain in shoulder, hip, back and leg. All athletic activities were previously greatly reduced. At end of May after 8 Posture Alignment Therapy sessions with Catee, the Tennis player is back playing a lot of tennis and running everyday. He reports the severe cramps and pains are gone.
"I have gotten back all the feelings in my toes. No pins and needles anymore. I have not taken Aleve in weeks. My overlapping toe is getting straighter. I can do alternating stairs." Sue, age 66
"Thank you for a great session. I love the results." JM, Vero Beach
"On our annual visit to Vero Beach, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of a local shop who had a copy of the book Pain Free (A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain. I engaged in conversation with her about this book when she told me that this method of therapy was available at The Posture Clinic in Vero Beach and praised the work of Catee Ingwersen who is the Owner/Therapist at this location.
My husband who is in his early 80's suffers with a severe case of stenosis that was preventing him from enjoying the active life style he once had. His posture was increasingly compromising his once erect bearing as well as putting additional strain on his lower back due to the misalignment of his skeleton.
I scheduled a visit with Catee and after a thorough evaluation and a healthy dose of speculation on my husband's part, we proceeded with weekly visits for the remaining two months we spent in Vero. We were given a set of exercises to do daily and within a two week period there was a significant improvement in his posture that left him with no further doubts as to the efficacy of this program.
We have since returned to our home in the Northeast and continue his program of rotating exercises plus new routines that Catee has sent us. While we need to devote at least an hour daily, it is a small price when you see the improvement in movement and flexibility. Standing tall and pain free is now an attainable goal.
The Egoscue Method under the guidance of Catee Ingwersen has made a huge positive impact on our lives. I say 'OUR' lives, because I am also doing the program. I had an old ski injury many years ago and have been getting progressive pain in my knee due to arthritis which my doctor said would require a knee replacement when the pain could no longer be tolerated. I also began my program with Catee in Florida and within a few weeks my husband remarked how my gait and my posture has improved, not to mention that my knee pain has all but vanished and I've dropped a dress size without dieting. Coincidental?
I just want to add that Catee is, without question, a therapist whose knowledge of the human skeleton is limitless and her interaction with her clients makes for a most pleasant therapy session. We are totally indebted to her intervention at this stage of our lives. In fact, we have booked a four week golf clinic starting next week something we have not done in a few years." LJ, Vero Beach-New Jersey
Isabelle, age 12 "Egoscue has really helped me so far. The pain in my back has been greatly reduced. It has also boosted my confidence and makes me feel better everyday. I cannot wait to continue seeing differences as I continue Egoscue. I would recommend Egoscue to anyone experiencing pain because it will really help them." (Client with Scoliosis)
Carol Gamboa (Posture Alignment Specialist) recently said "My long-time NFL player last week told his teammate the best quote I've ever heard in this business. He said, 'Yeah, the doctors told me I had arthritis and there was nothing I could do about it. Well, guess what… I BEAT arthritis.' "
"Catee is a miracle worker !! Through Egoscue, my shoulder now has strength and am back to 100%. My one friend was all hunched over and now walks as straight as an arrow with a bounce in her step. My other friend had chronic neck and back pain and now can do almost anything and feels great. If you’ve never heard of Egoscue, call Catee and get the info. It’s worth it !" SKL, Vero Beach, FL
"I'm so excited! My knees are not grinding. I can walk so much better with no pain! I'm so excited I can't believe it's me! I am so thrilled!!" LS, Vero Beach, Florida
Our poor posture was not “a given” – Catee Ingwersen has set us straight. My husband and I were both round-shouldered, and it seemed our posture was becoming worse as we aged. Then we had a chance encounter with an acquaintance who, years earlier, had had very poor posture – and she was now standing as straight as an arrow. She told us about Catee Ingwersen’s Posture Alignment Therapy Clinic.
We each enrolled in an eight-session program, and we are both delighted with the results. Catee met with each of us individually. Catee’s initial analysis pinpointed our specific posture issues, then she suggested an exercise regimen, reviewed our progress, and further customized workouts that helped us realign our bones. We are now standing and walking straight, and posture exercises have become part of our daily regimen at home.
For someone suffering from poor posture and the accompanying fatigue, we highly recommend Catee Ingwersen’s Posture Clinic.
Patty G, Indian River Shores Feb 2012
Healing Knee Pain without Drugs, Manipulation or Surgery
"I played tennis two days in a row and last night I was in some pretty high level tennis. My knee, when I planted, I didn't feel it. The people I played with said it's the best they've seen me move in a least a year and a half. I got home and went in the Tower and did my exercises and woke up today feeling nothing in my knee for the first time after hard tennis for two days in a row.
So thank you, thank you, thank you. I didn't know I would ever get back to this place again without having an operation even though I was cautiously optimistic. So thank you and if you ever need a recommendation don't hesitate to have people call me." John D. Vero Beach, FL
30 Years of Back Pain - Gone Baby Gone I just finished eight sessions of Egoscue training with Catee Ingwersen at The Posture Clinic in Vero Beach. My bad back condition had been an on-going problem for more than 30 years. I had a curvature (Kyphosis) in my upper back and always had stiffness around the shoulder area, in addition to lower back aches. Three years ago, my lower back was so bad, that I wore a back brace when we visited Hawaii, just so I could golf. Throughout my years of problems, I saw chiropractors, did physical therapy and massages.
Because my major problem was my stiff muscles had pulled my spine, hips, shoulders, pelvis and other bones out of their correct position, none of these therapies were addressing these problems. I was very bent forward and rotated. In fact, often after a chiropractic adjustment, I would have a reaction and get even stiffer.
Last summer, prior to starting the sessions with Catee, I purchased the Egoscue book and did some of the exercises every day on a 5-week cross country road trip. These helped me from getting stiff when sitting so long. After returning from the road trip, I decided that even though I was feeling better, I should see Catee to improve my back condition.
After seeing Catee and doing the series of e-cises, I am a different person. My posture is 100 percent better and I feel great. People at work are telling me I am much straighter and look like that I have lost weight. I am hitting the golf ball further than I have before. Yes, it is a lot of work to do these e-cises every day, but I feel so much better that it is worth it. Working with Catee and having her give me exercises to straighten my posture and strengthen my back has been the best thing I have done. Everyone I talk to that has back problems, I always recommend that they see Catee. JG, Ft. Pierce ___________________________________________________
NO LONGER NEEDS DOUBLE HIP REPLACEMENT
March 2011 BEFORE starting Posture Alignment
Notice how much of her body is to the LEFT of the red vertical line! Which hip does she have pain in? Good guess. Her left hip.
Notice the discrepancy in the level of her shoulders, by seeing the asymmetry in her hands and the red horizontal line. Look at how uneven the height of each shoulder is. Rounded shoulders are visible by seeing the knuckles versus just the thumb and index fingers. And you may be able to see that her right shoulder, trunk and hip/pelvis is rotated forward closer to the camera.
Notice her knees are not pointing straight ahead, her left foot is pointing to the side (everted) and her stance is too wide.
April 2011 AFTER starting Posture Alignment
With only 2 weeks of posture alignment exercises and stretches look at the progress she made! Her left foot isn't as turned out. Her base of support isn't so wide, (the width of her stance). Her shoulders are starting to even out. The red vertical line is now cutting through her sternum and her almost through her nose.
March 2011 BEFORE starting Posture Alignment
Notice (look at the orange dots) how far her hip and shoulder joint and ear are from vertical red line!The line doesn't even touch the back of her neck and hardly touches her head. Notice the flat lumbar spine and rounded Kyphotic upper back.
All loading bearing joints should be on the red line! Although the ear is not a load bearing joint. it should intersect the red line too allowing the head to balance over the spine! She is tilting forward and her head is leading.
Notice her pelvis is tipping forward at an angle, see the waistband isn't level it is falling forward at an angle.
AFTER Two Weeks!!!
In just 2 weeks, look at the improvement!! The red line is cutting through the neck and so we see the shoulder joint is almost connecting with the red line and she is starting to become more vertically balanced. And this is only after one session and two weeks of her diligently doing her homework.
Life is Good Thanks to Egoscue & The Posture Clinic A month after I started working with you, my Sacroiliac pain went away!! It is unbelievable how good I feel. I no longer have a poochy belly. People think I've lost weight! I got a 20 yard gain on golf ball drives!! TG, Vero Beach, FL