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Feldenkrais method and movement education - An alternate therapy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Henry, L.J., Paungmali, A., Mohan, V. and Ramli, A., 2016. Feldenkrais method and movement education - An alternate therapy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Polish Annals of Medicine, 23 (1), 68 - 74.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.poamed.2015.05.007


Introduction Feldenkrais method (FM) is a movement education technique that emphasizes movement teaching based on sensory motor awareness and cognitive perception of the movement. Although this technique gained popularity in different parts of the world, it is still regarded as a non-conventional science. Aim Absence of in-depth review and high quality scientific studies in this technique necessitates the need for generation of knowledge and scientific review on this efficient method. Discussion This current review paper made an effort to provide conventional scientific explanation about this method that suits the medical paradigm. In this paper, a brief introduction followed by description of the technique is given with a clinical example toward its application. Furthermore, the neurophysiologic explanation and mechanical concepts are provided in the conventional scientific manner. Indications, contra indications and clinical implications were also discussed to accommodate the clinical practice in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Conclusions Feldenkrais exercises can be used as an alternative therapy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation for movement education.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Feldenkrais method; Neurophysiology; Indications; Contraindications; Clinical implication
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34054
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:28 May 2020 10:58
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:22


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