Update: Due to COVID-19, I am not currently providing hands-on treatment sessions (Functional Integration or “FI”). With telehealth services, I am however able to provide a similar personalized treatment session called an Awareness Through Movement Lesson. This is much like an FI (see below), but I use my voice to guide you instead of touch. This method can be just as powerful! If you would like to learn more, make a Free Discovery Call to discuss if telemedicine would be right for you.
As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, I provide an environment for movement education, called a Functional Integration Lesson, or FI. An FI is a customized individual session in which you will be guided through small movements by gentle touch or voice. This is done with you fully clothed, sitting or lying on a low padded table, much like a massage table.
You will discover your body’s movement preferences; noticing which areas are stuck and which areas are moving too much. I will subtly introduce other, maybe novel, patterns of movement for review by your nervous system. Your nervous system is intuitive and will choose the least restrictive, most efficient option, learning how to move the whole self with equal distribution of effort and ease.
Most people report an immediate reduction in pain or increase in fluidity of movement, and over time they discover lasting, specific improvements in the movements of their everyday lives.
This method of work is great for those suffering with:
- Spinal Disc Problems (neck and low back)
- Chronic pain
- Postural abnormalities
- Sports Injuries (rotator cuff tear, meniscus tear)
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Tension headaches
- Neuropathy pain
- Car accident injuries (ie whiplash)
- Bunions/foot abnormalities
Balance and Coordination problems:
- Frequent falls
- Loss of sensation in the feet due to neuropathy
- History of a neurologic disorder
- Gait ataxia/instability
- Recovery from Stroke