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The wonders of Feldenkrais for pain relief

by Finy (follow)
Complementary and Alternative Medicines (46)      Pain Management (9)     


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Photo: www.feldenkraisresources.com


I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method many years ago after having had back pain due to working for years in a warehouse.

Having been sent to physiotherapists often, and having to go for visit after visit, I decided to investigate an alternative.

I stumbled on to Feldenkrais, as it is known, and made my first appointment with a Feldenkrais practitioner shortly after.



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Photo: wikimedia commons


Individual lessons are called “Functional Integration” (FI) - and are hands-on to suit each person's needs, and these were the ones I chose.


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Photo: www.feldenkraisinstitute.com


The Feldenkrais practitioner, if also a physiotherapist, which many in Australia are, is one that private health funds give a rebate for.

The Feldenkrais practitioner points out habits of movement, and explains new movement options. This in turn, is then applied to everyday activities such as reaching, sitting, standing and walking.

The Feldenkrais Method involves hands on therapy and works on the theory that certain parts of the body and brain are not used.

It is also excellent for children and is low impact and very gentle.


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photo: www.feldenkrais-training.at


I came out of the first appointment walking straight and did not have to go back again for many months, as the pain was gone.

There are also centres that have group classes and these are generally called “Awareness Through Movement".


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photo: www.feldenkraisinstitute.com


These are light exercises using different movements and usually while lying on the ground, and are conducted weekly.


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Photo: feldenkrais-method.org


Invented by Israeli physicist, Moshe Feldenkrais, here is a link to his interesting biography:

LINK: http://www.bettermovement.org/bio-of-moshe-feldenk...



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photo: www.linkedin.com


If you are lucky enough to be able to find a practitioner in your area, DO give it a try, as it could be well worth the money spent!

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