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Articles: Balance and Falling

Waking Up James

When I first met seven-year-old James, he showed definite signs of autistic behavior: no eye contact, random speech, inability…   Continued...

Author: Charlotte Palumbo    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Special Needs  

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 Art of Falling

I’ve always been fascinated by falling. Long before discovering the Feldenkrais Method®, I had dreams that I was falling.…   Continued...

Author: Alan S. Questel    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  

Regaining Balance

She couldn’t run. She couldn’t keep her balance. Even walking became difficult. For the last 33 years, Holly S.…   Continued...

Filed under: Balance and Falling  Special Needs  

A Remarkable Recovery from Torn Knee Ligaments


It’s horrifying to think of someone being dragged by a frightened horse, tearing four knee…   Continued...

Author: Mary Debono, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Walking  

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  

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The Art of Slowing Down: A Sense-able Approach to Running Faster


So many people run because…   Continued...

Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

Moving While Standing Still: An Awareness Through Movement® lesson

Find a short stool, a thick phone book, or use a stairway step about 6 inches high and stand…   Continued...

Author: Robbie Ofir, PhD, PT    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  

Learning Moments

Among the most powerful, transformative experiences are developmental ones. We see the pride, excitement, and sheer exhilaration of babies…   Continued...

Author: Joel Roth, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Movement First

“Find a comfortable position to rest in.” A dance teacher quietly goes from leaning on knees and elbows to…   Continued...

Author: Prisca Winslow Bradley, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Creativity  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Improving Dance by Slowing Down

When I first encountered the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, I was recovering from a serious…   Continued...

Author: Erica Trivett, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Head and Eyes and Balance: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

  1. Find a nice place to stand, a wooden floor, or better, outside, with grass, sand, or small gravel…   Continued...

    Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  

    Finding Independence

    Watch a child standing by herself the first time. Her joy is apparent; her pride knows no bounds. Triumphant…   Continued...

    Author: Diane Fecteau, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  

    Falling With Ease and Flexibility, Landing With Freedom and Softness

    “Oh no! I’ll miss Melissa’s first communion! I’ve never broken a bone before. Now at my age, I’ll be…   Continued...

    Author: Mary Susan Chen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  

    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  

    Balance Through Reversibility (Sit to Stand and Stand to Sit)

    Marshall was 86 years old and referred to me by his brother, a regular client. Marshall’s major complaint was…   Continued...

    Author: Jean Elvin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  

    Balance Issues

    No, we are not talking about balancing checkbooks, though yes, I do have that problem occasionally. We are talking…   Continued...

    Author: Robbie Ofir, PhD, PT    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  

    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  

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