This is a comprehensive program for anyone with back injuries or pain.
This is the workshop taken by Cathryn Jacobson Ramin and praised in her book: Crooked: Outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery.
Research shows that even minor back injuries can have a long term effect on the working of the deep muscles of the spine. As a result, one loses the stability and protection that these muscles provide to the spinal joints. You can wake these muscles up and strengthen them for comfortable and safer movement. This program utilizes the power for improvement from the Feldenkrais Method and draws on research into dynamic stabilization of the spine.
Included are Awareness Through Movement lessons to promote dynamic stability of the spine, not rigidity. The emphasis is the feeling of lengthening the spine and widening in the back and uses breathing and skillful whole body movements.
You will learn exercises that you can continue to use on your own. We will also discuss the anatomy of the spine, mechanisms of back injuries, as well as current ideas about persistent pain.
This workshop is also suitable for people with buttock, leg, or foot pain or numbness coming from back conditions.
This is an integrated, evidence based program that includes a half-day workshop, followed by 4 weekly classes and an 30 minute individual session. They can't be done separately. The individual session will be tailored to your needs to help you get the maximum benefit from the program.
Note: Deborah and Cliff will teach the May 11 workshop and Cliff will teach the 4 weekly classes.