Applications

By Frank Wildman, Ph.D.
James Stephens, Ph,D .

A simple ranking of conditions responsive to this form of therapy is as follows. As with all alternative therapies, use of the Feldenkrais Method does not preclude the use of mainstream medical therapies in addition.

Top level (ideally suited for these conditions):

Autism
Back pain
Balance problems
Cerebral palsy
Chronic anxiety
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain
Closed head injuries
CVA (stroke)

Dystonia
Fibromyalgia
Head and neck pain
Irritable bowel syndrome
Motor limitations
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Neurologic disorders
Open head injuries

Orthopedic injuries
Postpartum care
Postsurgical tissue trauma
Psychosomatic disorders
Repetitive stress injuries
Stress
Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
Whiplash
Second level (one of the better therapies for these conditions):
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Lazy eye
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodic leg movement syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tinnitus
Third level (valuable adjunctive therapy for these conditions):
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Emphysema
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Vision
 
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