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Roger Russell

Moshe Feldenkrais was a fascinating character. Coupling a keen analytic mind and an education in engineering, physics, and Judo with the feistiness of a street fighter, Feldenkrais lived an eventful life driven by his extraordinary curiosity. As a philosopher he could be described as a pragmatic

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James Stephens and Susan Hillier

In this paper, we review experimental evidence for the effectiveness of the Feldenkrais method (FM) in changing performance in the areas of general function, mobility, and balance, as well as for pain management. We primarily focus on results from randomized-control-trial (RCT) studies but also

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Freda Vrantsidis, Keith D. Hill, Kirsten Moore, Robert Webb, Susan Hunt and Leslie Dowson

The Getting Grounded Gracefully© program, based on the Awareness Through Movement lessons of the Feldenkrais method, was designed to improve balance and function in older people. Fifty-five participants (mean age 75, 85% women) were randomized to an intervention (twice-weekly group classes over 8 wk) or a control group (continued with their usual activity) after being assessed at baseline and then reassessed 8 wk later. Significant improvement was identified for the intervention group relative to the control group using ANOVA between-groups repeated-measures analysis for the Modified Falls Efficacy Scale score (p = .003) and gait speed (p = .028), and a strong trend was evident in the timed up-and-go (p = .056). High class attendance (88%) and survey feedback indicate that the program was viewed positively by participants and might therefore be acceptable to other older people. Further investigation of the Getting Grounded Gracefully program is warranted.

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David I. Anderson

, qi gong, hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique, Pilates, Rolfing structural integration, and Trager psychophysical integration. Many other practices are not listed. Practitioners and theorists have used the label “bodywork” to collectively refer to the approaches recognized by NCCIH

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G. Cohen * 14 08 2020 1 08 2020 9 3 199 213 10.1123/kr.2020-0026 kr.2020-0026 Perspectives on the Feldenkrais Method Roger Russell * 02 09 2020 1 08 2020 9 3 214 227 10.1123/kr.2020-0028 kr.2020-0028 Evidence for the Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method James Stephens * Susan Hillier * 14

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.1.46 Getting Grounded Gracefully©: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Feldenkrais in Improving Balance Freda Vrantsidis * Keith D. Hill * Kirsten Moore * Robert Webb * Susan Hunt * Leslie Dowson * 1 2009 17 1 57 76 10.1123/japa.17.1.57 Altered DHEA and DHEAS Response to Exercise in Healthy Older

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Bradford C. Bennett

somatically oriented scientists such as Charles Darwin, Konrad Lorentz, and Hans Selye. In addition, he studied neurophysiology and biofeedback and practiced yoga, gaining insight into how an individual could change. Only then did he find the work of the pioneering somatic educators. Moshe Feldenkrais and F

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1 1 6 6 From the Editor Mea Culpa and Thanksgiving 11 1996 1 1 6 6 5 5 5 5 10.1123/att.1.6.5 Research Alternative Therapies–Theme Introduction Julie Max MEd, ATC 11 1996 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 10.1123/att.1.6.6 Exploration of the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method Catherine Carreiro PT

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Richard Shusterman

methods of somatic practices (both ancient and modern) that are familiar to both professional movement educators and the general public, such as yoga, taiji quan, the Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais method, and bioenergetics. Rather than offering a particular set of specific principles and