December 2014

Happy Holidays and welcome to the OET December Newsletter! This month our newsletter features a video about what causes many sinus problems and headaches and how to get fast relief from pain and pressure with 2 simple Egoscue e-cises.  

Get together with a partner or your entire family and do the Holiday Partner Workout together. You'll have fun burning off those holiday treats while getting stronger and more balanced. 

Read about "the magic of motion" and how Bear Crawls worked wonders on two very different clients. Also learn why listening to your intuition is more important than any outside expert and how to break down barriers to health. 

In This Issue
Egoscue for Headache and Sinus Relief
Posture's important role


Do you suffer from tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, sinus pressure or sinus pain? 

Watch this video to learn how sinuses work, what causes sinus pressure and pain, and why forward head posture plays a big role in sinus problems and headaches. Pete Egoscue leads Gloria through two simple Egoscue e-cises and watch how her posture and pain quickly change!

Holiday Partner Workout
Have fun and get fit!


I know how much fun it is to make, decorate, and eat cookies together, but it can be just as much fun to burn those cookie calories off together also! This holiday season find ten minutes to spend with your significant other, best friend, mom or dad, brother or sister, or the entire family and do this workout together. Not only will you laugh and have fun, but you will be getting significant functional benefit. This partner workout involves balance and strength for the legs, back and core and you'll feel great by the end. Watch the video.

Want more partner or group exercises and workouts? Contact us and we can design whatever you need!

The Magic of Motion
Rediscover the power of movement

"I love to watch children play. What a blur! Wiggle, crawl, stretch, run, dance, kick, prance, leap, bounce, roll, pounce, waddle, shimmy, and shake. Go here, go there, and then come back again on tiptoe. Hop like a frog, gallop like a horse, spin like a top.

Motion is a magic potion, an elixir. Young children crave it and literally can't get too much of it." - Pete Egoscue, Pain Free for Women

Most of us experienced this joy of movement as children, but many of us have lost it since then and many children grow up today without ever really developing a love of active play. As research has proven, exercise is the miracle drug that treats and prevents almost every chronic disease and ailment from anxiety, depression, heart disease, diabetes, low libido, arthritis, and even cancer. 

Here are the stories of two very different clients, an 8 year old girl who's finding running awkward and off balance, and an older woman with severe hip osteoarthritis, who both find pain relief from rediscovering the magic of motion in the form of bear crawls. Read their stories here.

Breaking Down Barriers to Health
Trust your intuition over an experts advice

Have you ever been told:

"Don't twist, it's bad for your back."

"Keep your abdominals pulled in and tight all the time."

"Don't arch your back."

"Don't lie on your stomach."

While this advice has good intentions the results of following this advice is almost always negative. Why? Because following the advice above is limiting the very thing your body needs: motion. We are trained to listen to advice experts give us and often do so while disregarding what our intuition is telling us. 

I helped one woman let go of her fear and start listening to what her body was telling her. She broke all the "rules" she'd been told to follow and instead listened to her intuition and the results are amazing. Read her story here. 
Oregon Exercise Therapy LLC is happy to offer FREE posture evaluations to any interested clients. 

This free 30 minute appointment includes discussion of your symptoms and goals, postural evaluation, functional testing, and gait analysis. We will then discuss the different therapy options that are available to help you reach your goals. 

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