Originally Posted by nospam
Many of us have spent thousands chasing the Golden Ticket (non-surgical treatments). There is no guarantee that Egoscue is worth the expense for those of us without the disposable income.
There are many different causes of TOS. Postural correction doesn't always equal TOS healing. TOS can cause bad posture.
I would be more willing to try if first session was free or discounted, not $250!
Hi, I'm the clinic director at the Egoscue clinic in Austin, TX. Saw this thread pop up on google alerts, wanted to throw one thing out there. To the point above, there actually IS a guarantee that Egoscue is worth the expense. All clinics have a 100% unconditional money back guarantee policy. So, for example, if someone buys an 8-visit package and 10 months later calls us up and says "you're nice people, you tried to help me but I just didn't get any better and I'd like my money back", then we'll cut them a check for the full amount and put it in the mail.
If you go in for a first visit and at the end of it think it wasn't helpful and you don't wish to continue, you can leave without paying.
I started as a client years back after a near fatal auto accident. Went from 70 mph to 0 in less than a second, broke several verterbrae in my spine, had severe inflammation in my chest that created strong thoracic outlet-type symptoms. If I turned my head to the side, for example, I didn't just get a weaker pulse in that wrist, the pulse completely disappeared. Massive symptoms in the arms, back, neck, etc... Was in PT 6 days a week for almost 2 years and was told I'd never run or play tennis again. Fast forward 6 years later and I'm almost crippled. Found Pete's clinic in Del Mar (we lived in Thousand Oaks at the time) and started making the drive there every other week, and a year later I was running and playing tennis again, pain free. I started in 1999 when I was 37. I'll be 52 in a couple of days and just played tennis last night for 2 hours, high level singles. No pain. I don't even want to think where I'd be without Egoscue.
Also, if you're not physically near a clinic, any clinic can help you via Skype. We do therapy that way with people all over the world.
If anyone has questions about Egoscue or the way our therapy works, I'd be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. Or if you have questions about how to utilize the books, I'm happy to help there, too. I'm not trying to sell anyone on getting into a clinic, just wanted y'all to know there is the guarantee policy, and that physical location isn't a limitation to getting therapy.
TOS is a bear. I wish you all well on your healing journeys.