The Feldenkrais Method® is a highly sophisticated form of movement re-education that helps people whose ability to move has been restricted by aging, injury or illness. Feldenkrais improves movement and expands body awareness in order to reduce pain and promote general well-being.
After an injury, your entire body often accommodates to the injury and adopts a protective way of moving. Feldenkrais treatments retrain the brain and body to reestablish healthy movement patterns. The therapist uses touch and tissue manipulation to gently guide the body through subtle yet precise movements that help muscles experience better ways to work.
Results can be dramatic: regained mobility, noticeable pain relief, and easier movement.
Our patients can also take advantage of Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes to supplement their individual treatment. Led by an experienced teacher, these group classes increase mobility and help replace old patterns of movement, while improving breathing and blood circulation. Click here to find out more about our ongoing ATM group classes.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
Patients with injuries such as whiplash, fractures, sprains and ligament tears, as well as those suffering with chronic or acute pain of the back, neck, shoulder, hip, legs or knee can benefit.
Individuals with illnesses and conditions that limit movement such as stroke, brain injury and post-polio syndrome often experience meaningful recovery. While Feldenkrais is not a cure for disease, it is highly effective at combating symptoms. People with arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy find relief from pain, regain lost function and improve balance, flexibility and coordination. People learn to move without stressing affected joints. The slow, gentle movements of Feldenkrais forges new pathways to maintain movement.
After a Feldenkrais session, patients often feel taller and lighter, more centered and balanced. You’ll be relaxed, might breathe more freely and find that your discomfort has diminished or disappeared.