March 27, 2017
Lying Exploring Eyes
Hi, today I'm visiting a client who is 83 and she is too frightened to get out of bed, stand and walk.
When I go to see her I will be starting with some gentle work to not only find out where she is happy to move, but also to boost her confidence.
She has a history of starting to go off her feet before a fall some 4 months ago and vision is very important.
This kind of process is something you can explore with and imagine what it would be like to be confined to a bed all day. Notice what you can see if you move your head and if you dont.
Have fun and do come join me and everybody else at my Feldenkrais Facebook page
May 19, 2016
On the 25th May 2016 in Streatley at the Morrell Rooms the lesson will be recorded as a practical too be upoaded to youtube as a first trial at combining audio & video.
So this is an experiment and if it works then I will record longer lessons
Wish me luck
April 5, 2016
This is a lesson in lying for a sunny day, or even a hospital stay. Make sure you are comfortable and wont be disturbed. It starts a little sharp but soon blends into a relaxing process
January 19, 2016
Today I worked with a client who has been to see me for several years. He is a very keen runner and injured his calf on a 10K. After putting on my HCPC Registered PT hat and completing a full assessment of his injury, advising on management etc. we chatted about scanning & habits.
This pod is in part something we spent a few moments exploring during his lesson today.
Because I have few scanning resources up on here I thought best to add another tool to the box
Remember these pods are not meant to be any form of medical treatment etc.
Take care lying on your front and make sure you are comfy, change your position as often as you like and go gently
January 2, 2016
This is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment, is you are not sure if its OK to physically do a lesson please ask your physician. However lessons can be done in the imagination.
This lesson is in sitting with forearm supported, we explore how we can sense the contact and how we can make changes to capability to sense the arm and how we could use this ability
February 16, 2015
Sitting at the desk a nice simple breathing process to develop mindful awareness of your body. a 13 minute break to recharge and attend to your rib cage
February 1, 2015
This is an exploring lesson in sitting and prone supported lying. You may need to take a braek half way through to find a way to re position. This also links to a blog I put up There are some diagram for skeletons which might help your imagination.
April 23, 2014
This audio recording is done in sitting. You can either do the whole recording in your imagination if you have poor ability to move your legs. Alternately you can do 'a bit of both' , some in your imagination and some real time.
This recording is for people who have issues with movement and balance and perhaps some reduction in sensation, change in tone or muscle weakness
January 2, 2012
Pain Management 1 must be completed before progressing to this process and remember
The series is not intended as a replacement for medical treatment but may help as part of a plan of managed care.
The three processes are designed to be done in order
July 28, 2011
Progressing from the previous short podcasts this one introduces more movement developing from the previous podcast.
Mainly in sitting you will gradually work using hands around knees to develop your flexibility in preparation for easy effortless standing
July 28, 2011
Continuing from the original two podcasts this develops the theme of reconnecting to your leg after surgery.
An easy process which you may choose to do before or after surgery.
Usual reminders about care when you have a medical condition ask advice from your physician or physical therapist ad take responsibility for your actions
July 27, 2011
Arthroscopic (or keyhole ) surgery is very common for people who have all manner of trouble with their joints.
Knee arthroscopy is carried out for many conditions. This can include arthroscopy procedure as a diagnostic measure to clarify the cause of symptoms and also as a form of treatment where surgery can be carried out at the same time. If you are having symptoms such as swelling, locking, giving way or a sense of play or instability from a joint then you may well go in for an arthrospic review. People who have all stages of degenerative joint changes, cruciate ligament issues, cartilage tears & more may have arthroscopy. It is a fairly common procedure and this short series of lessons is designed to help you make a good recovery
Succesful rehabilitation after surgery is dependent upon many factors.
Some of those factors can be outside your control but there are some imporant processes which you can follow which will definately improve your chance of having the best outcome you can possibly achieve.
As with any process directed toward a medical intervention you mustn't take risks. It would be foolish to cause yourself pain or take a risk, so if you are unsure whether you should do these processes, then ask your physician or physical therapist.
During this process you will be working with guided imagery and the entire process is done in lying.
June 27, 2011
A simple 16 minute process exploring the differences in breathing focussing on the right the left side of the lungs. Attention is drawn to the movement of the spine in side flexion and also pressures on the chair. The lesson is done in sitting
June 17, 2010
This lesson is designed to help you have a better understanding of your natural pattern of standing and stepping
You will need a space about 3 by 4 metres to work in.
You can practice with shoes on or off and it can be done inside at work or out in the green gym
It last just 15 minutes and can be done in a short break