Elaine Petrone developed her method of stress and pain reduction from her own experience with chronic pain. Ms. Petrone is the author of the bestselling book Miracle Ball Method, and Portable Miracle Ball Method, Workman Publishing. Her DVD's Stop the Back Pain and Stop the Clock are nationally distributed by Acorn Media.
She has also written for and been featured in a variety of magazines, including Fitness, Vogue, Woman's Day, Glamour, Redbook, Self, American Spa, Elle, Town & Country, and Harper's Bazaar.
She has consulted Fortune 500 companies in stress and pain management as well as appeared on nationally syndicated television shows for Fox News, Lifetime, NBC and ABC news.
Elaine has taught for over 30 years. Her method was part of a research program at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York for low back pain and upper body pain. She has given in-services to doctors and physical therapists at Mount Vernon Hospital, and Stamford Hospital in Stamford CT.
She has taught in the areas of rehab, post-op recovery, prenatal and post-partum, anxiety disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few of the conditions. She has trained doctors and physical therapists that use this with their patients. Elaine has developed a national certification program for instructors, which is held at the Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. She has toured across the country and lectured on these subjects extensively.