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Traumatic Injuries

Car Accidents / Falling off a Ladder

Hitting your Head - Car Accidents

Sudden impacts such as car / motorcycle accidents, falling off a ladder and other traumatic injuries are considered jolts. They are shockwaves, so to speak, that change the strength of signals within our system. Some signals become weaker, which can cause pain and stiffness to occur, while other signals diminish so much that movement can stop altogether.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in his lifelong study of movement, found that you can strengthen signals through your nervous system. As a physicist, mechanical engineer, and judo master, he realized through the exploration of his own knee injury that by slowing down movement, we can start to strengthen these signals; function starts to increase while pain dissipates.  Try lying on the floor for twenty minutes, knees bent if that's more comfortable, and see how you feel after your nervous system stabilizes.  This can rejuvenate the nervous system and make you feel better after a long day. We add specific slow, small movements to increase movement patterns and relieve pain; it is simple and easy to do

While traditional therapies can help, it is very difficult to gain the connections needed through your nervous system so you can achieve a higher level of functioning without pain. We teach you to stay away from pain and not push through it. If the pain is so severe you don’t want to be touched, don’t lose hope; you still have options in the Feldenkrais Method®. It is important to take the time to figure out what your next step should be, lets do this together for an optimal outcome.

Relief from Sudden Impacts - Wise Move
We do not work with people’s problems, but with their health. Health as the capacity to recover from shock; the ability to overcome obstacles; the capacity to live one’s dream’s
— Moshe Feldenkrais