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Falling With Purpose and Safety: Considerations when Teaching Up and Down from the Floor Lessons

In Art of Living, Flexibility, Healthy Aging, Members, Posture & Balance, Posture and Balance, Recovery by Mary Rudd

By: Mary Susan Chen, PT, GCFP Dominic attended Functional Integration® lessons to smooth out his violin playing. He had recently joined a trio and wanted to improve the quality of his performance.  During a summer trip to Cape Cod, he and his family dined in an old train car converted into a restaurant. He protected his daughter as they descended …

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The Sit to Stand Escalator

In Healthy Aging, Members, Posture & Balance, Posture and Balance, Recovery by Mary Rudd

By Jean Elvin, MFA, GCFP Sitting down or standing up from a chair – what could be a more common daily action? Unwittingly, many people have the erroneous internal image of standing straight up from the chair, without inclining their weight over their feet, omitting the sense of counter-balance between the hips, shoulders and head.  Clients may be aware that …

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Becci Parsons Talks about Reclaiming Her Life from Neuropathy

In Awareness Through Movement Lessons, News, Posture and Balance, Recordings, Recovery, Walking by Ira Feinstein

Ira Feinstein: How did you become interested in exploring how the Feldenkrais Method® can help those living with neuropathy? Becci Parsons: I’m a Feldenkrais® practitioner living with neuropathy. Over the course of my active life, I’ve had a number of disc injuries. My original disc herniation was in 1992, a year after I became a Feldenkrais practitioner. I managed pretty well for a …

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Stand like Never Before: Interview with Stacy Barrows, PT, GCFP

In News, Posture & Balance, Posture and Balance by Ira Feinstein

Standing vs Sitting Ira Feinstein: There has been a movement over the last decade to encourage people to stop sitting at work and start standing. From a Feldenkrais® perspective, is standing really the silver bullet we’ve been told it is? Stacy Barrows: We have a tendency in our culture to fear monger. A researcher will discover the horrible effects of “X,” and …