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The Feldenkrais Method® and Parkinson’s Disease

In Healthy Aging, Posture & Balance, Walking by MaryBeth Smith

by Ernie Adams, GCFP For a person with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the natural rhythm and flow of perception, feeling, and movement is disrupted. There is a disconnection between the intention to move and the ability to start or complete an action. Routine automatic behaviors, such as those involved in walking, speaking, breathing, swallowing, and facial expression, become difficult or unavailable. …

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Making Friends With the Floor

In Healthy Aging, Posture & Balance by MaryBeth Smith

by Beth Rubenstein Are you a Baby Boomer or Senior Citizen? Have you experienced balance issues, or perhaps even fallen? Are your children insisting that you get some help, because they are afraid you will fall again? Have you already tried other programs or workshops at your local gym or senior center? The Feldenkrais Method® offers a  pleasurable way for …

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Posture or Acture?

In News, Posture & Balance by Ira Feinstein

by Scott Forrester, GCFP The idea of posture as good vertical standing is familiar to most everyone. The word “posture” originates from words that mean position or station and may be used to imply a static position. Although vertical posture is an important concept, Moshe Feldenkrais did not feel that the word was the best description of human function. He coined …

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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 …