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Articles: Chronic Pain

Yoga and The Feldenkrais Method®

Born with three fused vertebrae in my neck, by my early twenties I was beginning to experience pain down…   Continued...

Author: Diane Valentine, GCFP    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Recovery  Yoga  

Uncoiling: A Case Study of Myself

Four years ago, after thirty years as a student of the Feldenkrais Method® and other somatic disciplines, I became…   Continued...

Author: Judith Marcus    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  

Transformations: The Story of Peggy D.

Sometimes patients come in for physical therapy, fix the problem, and leave. Case closed.

Other times, their lives are…   Continued...

Author: Greg Hullstrung, P.T. Co-Founder, H&D Physical Therapy    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

The Impossible Became Easy

Oh, I can do this!” professional artist Theresa Ganley remembers an inner voice exclaiming as she experienced her first…   Continued...

Author: Bob Hunter    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  

The Feldenkrais Method® and Me

Six years ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. At first I had severe pain in my right groin. Soon…   Continued...

Author: Jane Larus    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Walking  

Stress, Learning and the Feldenkrais Method®

Life is a bowl of cherries, if you are a bowl filled with cherries. Otherwise there are elements of…   Continued...

Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  

Rising Again: Gérard Rubaud bakes his famous bread with the help of the Feldenkrais Method®

In the past week, during his twelve to fourteen hour days of making bread, Gérard Rubaud has noticed himself…   Continued...

Author: Alice Levitt    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Walking  The Workplace  

A First Approximation:
Effects of Feldenkrais® lessons on Women with Breast Cancer

It was a calm spring afternoon when Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm (GCFP) Paulette Dolin, called me to share an…   Continued...

Author: Lori Thompson Sweet, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

Repetitive Strain Tips

One of the focuses of the Feldenkrais Method® is on how we move and what that can that can…   Continued...

Author: Cliff Smyth    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  The Workplace  

Imaging Oneself into Existence: Recovering from the Trauma of War

Everybody’s aging; Moshe Feldenkrais said that we get to choose how we age. The mind can become clearer, daily…   Continued...

Author: Margot Schaal, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Workplace  

Find the Feldenkrais Method® & Play Forever


After forty years of surfing, it now feels like a dance with the ocean…   Continued...

Author: Lori L. Malkoff, MD, MPH, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Sports  

Personal and Professional Experience with Chronic Pain

Practitioner Meena Narula has been working with persons experiencing chronic pain for over a decade. As a physical therapist…   Continued...

Filed under: Chronic Pain  

On the Other Hand

I used to work in a pain clinic with many people recovering or living with the results of horrendous…   Continued...

Author: Arnold Askew, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Learning Pleasure: Alleviating Chronic Pain with the Feldenkrais Method

Catherine came to me complaining of chronic pain and fatigue. Her physician had diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia, and prescribed…   Continued...

Author: Frank Wildman, Ph.D., G.C.F.T.    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  

The Feldenkrais Method® & Parkinson’s Disease

For a person with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the natural rhythm and flow of perception, feeling, and movement…   Continued...

Author: Ernie Adams, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

Featured Region: Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii

What is commonly abbreviated as the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America’s Southern California region actually includes all of Southern…   Continued...

Author: Laura McMurray, GCFP    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Recovery  

Embodying Life: An Interview with Russell Delman

Russell Delman provides fresh insight into how the Feldenkrais Method® can meet the needs of a changing world. In…   Continued...

Author: Cynthia Allen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

A Dance of Awareness

(Practitioners Mary Lou Tromanhauser and Julie Francis explore the dance that is the Feldenkrais Method®)


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Author: Julie Francis, GCFP & Mary Lou Tromanhauser, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

A Case in Persistence and Learning

Jan is one of those people who just doesn’t take no for an answer, even when it comes from…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Back  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Recovery  The Shoulders  Special Needs  Walking  

Awareness and Control

Two years ago, my student Claire felt in control of her life. A professional flutist, she had a full-time…   Continued...

Author: Stacey Pelinka, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Chronic Pain  Recovery  

Becoming an Athlete


Eileen was struggling with her training for a 10K race she’d run annually…   Continued...

Author: Jae Gruenke, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Sports  

Ankle Flexibility Trumps Working Harder

“My friends have noticed I’m walking better.” Miriam mentioned this to me one week after her introduction to the…   Continued...

Author: Pamela Kihm, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  Walking  

Age, Aging, & Agency

In January while practicing Aikido, I suffered a lateral meniscus tear in the right knee. A few days later,…   Continued...

Author: Joshua Wyatt, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Martial Arts  Recovery  

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