"Pain Free" by Pete Egoscue

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  1. tennis_tater

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    What are some conditions that the supine groin progressive stretch/tower are used to treat in your clinics? I've got a recurring/nagging issue with one of my hips/glute muscles and was just wondering if this exercise/tower may be of help.
     
  2. heycal

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    I'm sure posture guy will weigh in with a proper answer, but I'm almost certain it will be "yes, it can help you". From what I'm gathering, they feel the supine groin progressive is the bees knees, and can cure everything from a stubbed toe to stage 5 cancer:)
     
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    Posture Guy - I don't have any back pain, but do have tight hip flexors/TFL. Do you think the progressive groin stretch using the tower would be of help?
     
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    Sorry for the delay in responding. Am supposed to get email updates when this thread is active, but I don't.

    Heycal is right, internally we make jokes like "ah, still no peace in the middle east? They're not doing enough progressive."

    But it really is a VERY powerful ecise. Would it be of benefit to someone with tight hip flexors and a tight TFL? Honestly, that's not enough information for me to give you a quality response. My answer is 'probably'. Have someone take pictures of you wearing a pair of shorts, no shoes, no shirt. If you're a woman, wear a sports bra. Take one from the front, then one from either side. Then look at them. Do your feet and knees point straight ahead, or do they point out to the sides? From a side view, does your belt line stay relatively level or does it slope severely from back down to the front?

    If you have everted knees and feet, and if you have an anteriorly tipped pelvis, then yep, progressive using the tower should be a very beneficial thing for you, but it needs to be complemented by other things. It's great at helping the body release compensations, but if you're not doing work to get core stabilization function back online, then the tower could actually leave you less stable.

    my guess is you have glutes that don't do all the work they're designed to do, and probably one doing more or less than the other. And if your pelvis is tipped forward, that's putting your glutes into a position where it's difficult for them to do what they're supposed to do in the first place.

    Feel free to email me, I'm happy to answer your questions as best I can. Or we can do it here. Either way is fine. I'll try to remember to check back in from time to time. I'm actually back playing tennis again for the first time in 9 months after two shoulder surgeries last year following an accident. I'm not serving yet, but I'm drilling. Man it feels great to be back on the court. Hoping to be able to play matches by the end of May.
     
  5. tennis forlife

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    I am confused because I found a tennis E-cise menu online differing from the one in my book I have been doing for ages. Can anyone explain?
     
  6. Posture Guy

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    Where did you find the tennis ecise menu online?
     
  7. tennis forlife

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    I searched: shoulder E-cises and clicked on "my basic Ecise program for - Manly Tennis Club. When I clicked on that it downloaded: Muir-Basic Tennis Recovery Menu. The Egoscue logo was on every page and the menu included:
    1. Hanging
    2. Standing Quad
    3. Frog
    4. Hip crossover
    5. Counter Stretch
    6. Gravity Drops

    It's rather perplexing because I have been doing the tennis menu in the book before and after tennis for some time.
     
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    Ok, I can understand the confusion. As a favor, could you send me the link you used to get to those ecises?

    What you saw at the tennis club's site was a routine written by one of our students who has some level of training and certification, but who is NOT working in a licensed Egoscue clinic.

    What they wrote isn't bad, but I'd stick with what's in Pain Free.
     
  10. Posture Guy

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    Thanks for the link, just saw it show up after I wrote the last reply.

    I haven't met the therapists down in Australia but I've emailed back and forth with a few of them and by all accounts they are excellent. But they are independent practitioners, not directly affiliated with Pete or a licensed Egoscue clinic.
     

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