Feldenkrais Method

Definition - What does Feldenkrais Method mean?

The Feldenkrais Method is a form of physical therapy intended to improve movement and functioning. Referred to as a somatic method because it involves movement of the body, this method employs the concepts of physics and biomechanics. Practitioners believe that by changing physical habits a person can experience both physical and cognitive benefits. The primary goal of the Feldenkrais Method is to eliminate excess effort and move in a more integrated way.

WorkplaceTesting explains Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is named after its creator, Moshé Feldenkrais. Feldenkrais theorized that movements of the body could serve to repair broken brain body connections. The Feldenkrais Method incorporates slow-motion body training and positional awareness to improve overall functioning. Practitioners of this method may move an individual’s body as part of the therapy, or instruct the patient in which the motions to be performed.

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