The Feldenkrais® Method is a unique and gentle system for learning movement. It is based on the principles of neuromuscular re-education and self-awareness and can benefit patients with a variety of chronic and acute injuries and ailments. The Feldenkrais Method is an essential part of any rehabilitation program, as all of us have consciously or unconsciously developed compensatory habits to guard us from pain. Often, these compensations help us to adapt in the short term, but lead to more pain and distress over time. The Feldenkrais method relies on the plasticity of the nervous system, and it supposes that when given choices, body and brain will select that which is more useful and beneficial. As a manual therapist, I am continually inspired by the Feldenkrais Method and its ability to both reveal our own physical habits, and reorient us to new and better possibilities. As stated by Moshe Feldenkrais, it “makes the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy pleasurable.” The Feldenkrais method can be taught in two formats: Awareness Through Movement is taught in a group setting where patients follow guided instructions for learning non-strenuous options for movement, and Functional Integration is a hands-on therapy tailored to meet the needs of an individual patient. Click here to learn more.