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Feldenkrais for Pain Management
This 1 hour video recording introduces massage therapists to principles and techniques from the Feldenkrais method to help clients avoid nocifensive movements and find easeful efficient ways to move. Todd explores the central representation of body self and how gentle movements with awareness can help our clients with pain. Students spend 30 minutes exploring their own sensory experiences during movements guided by Todd.
- Pain science: How pain is based on interpretation of sensory data from the body and the perception of threat
- Neuroplasticity: How smudged cortical body maps, sensorimotor mismatch, and misinterpretation of innocuous stimuli are all potential mechanisms for pain
- Feldenkrais method: potential mechanisms for improved movement and reduction in pain
- Feldenkrais movement lesson: 30 minutes illustrating the application of the principles
- 30-minute Video on Theory
- 30-minute Video on Guided Somatic Exploration with Q & A
- Course Manual with 34 PowerPoint slides
- In-Course Links to Feldenkrais and Somatic Resources
Todd Hargrove is the author of a Guide to Better Movement, and a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer. He writes a blog at bettermovement.org.
He became interested in movement and pain twenty years ago, when as a lawyer, he was trying to treat his own chronic pain and win more squash matches; he got some great results, and eventually changed careers to help others make similar improvements. In 2008 he started writing a blog to share knowledge with a wider audience. His writing seeks to explain why pain science and neuroscience is relevant to manual and exercise therapists, and provide them with new ways to understand why their work is effective.
If this course does not help you significantly improve your knowledge or clinical skills, notify us within 30 days of the purchase date and we will refund your purchase price.
This course is a recording of Todd's presentation at the 2014 Pain Research Conference sponsored by Pain BC and the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.