Feldenkrais

ATI offers the Feldenkrais Method® at the Dexter, Michigan clinic.

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method ® integrates body and mind to correct faulty habits of posture and movement, improve flexibility, and reduce pain. Developed 50 years ago, the treatment program is an accepted modality in Europe and is now emerging in America as more patients experience how the method can benefit complex problems such as chronic pain, poor balance or neuromuscular difficulties.

Feldenkrais is used in hospitals, clinics, universities, music schools, dance and theatre programs. The method synthesizes ideas from diverse fields including physics, biomechanics, and human development. Recent medical studies* demonstrate efficacy in managing chronic pain and improving balance and mobility, particularly in the elderly.

The Feldenkrais Method is delivered in two ways. Functional Integration® is a hands-on treatment where a trained practitioner guides movement of a single student. Awareness through Movement® is taught in a class format where students engage in precisely structured movement explorations.

  • Insurance Accepted
  • Therapy and Function Integration Available
  • Awareness for Movement Classes Offered - See Schedule

Contact:

Allison Green, OTR/L, CPT, GCFP
Director, Feldenkrais Center - ATI Physical Therapy at The Dexter Wellness Center
2810 Baker St., Suite 101
Dexter, MI 48160
P: (734) 424-9710 F: (734) 424-9711

“Feldenkrais makes the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.”

-Moshe Feldenkrais

“Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around but it is changing things in the brain itself.”

-Karl Pribham MD, Neuroscientist Stanford University

*Studies Cited: Christopher Plastaras, Seth Schran, Natasha Kim, Deborah Darr, Mary Susan Chen (2013). Manipulative Therapy (Feldenkrai, Massage, Chiropractic Manipulation) for Neck Pain. Curr Rheumatol Rep 15:339

Gerhild Ulmann, Harriet Williams, James Hussey, J. Larry Durstine, & Bruce McClenaghan (2010). Effects of Feldenkrais Exercise on Balance, Mobility, Balance Confidency, and Gait Performance in Community-Dwelling Adults Age 65 and Older. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 16: 97-105

Wolf E. Mehling, Jennifer Daubenmier, Cynthia J. Price, Mike Acree, Elizabeth Bartmess & Anita L. Stewart (2013). Self-reported interoceptive awareness in primary care patients with past or current low back pain. Journal of Pain Research 6: 403-418

Gunvor Gard (2005). Body Awareness Therapy for Patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. Disability and Rehabilitation 27 (12): 725-728