Do you know about “The Feldenkrais Method”, especially its efficacy in improving neck function
Well, it’s a way to use mind and body exercises to improve movement. It’s a simplistic definition, but enough to get you started. According to the office website:
The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education tries to use gentle movement and directed attention to help people learn more about innovative and effective ways to live the life they want. It’s easy to improve your ease and range of motion, boost coordination and flexibility, and easily rediscover your capability for efficient, graceful movement. Since the way you move defines the way you move through life, these improvements can enhance your emotional regulation, thinking, and problem solving abilities. [source]
A recent article published in New York Times has definitely renewed the interested in this technique. I would request you to check Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain
Dr. Alexander Mauskop of New York Headache Clinic is doing research on this method. In his recent article, he enthusiastically shares few exercises which you can easily try now, and also discusses how this method relates to some other scientific findings. Please read this article here…..The Feldenkrais method
Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the efficacy of this method, there is sufficient evidence that paying some attention to movement and posture can easily make a lasting difference when it comes to pain.
Are you interested in trying the Feldenkrais Method? Please share your experiences once it helps you? Please leave a comment!