Moving out of pain
When someone has been in pain for an extended period of time, they often do not improve with conventional treatment techniques to loosen joints and release muscles. This is because persistent pain is no longer just related to the original physical injury, but over time becomes a more complex phenomenon; it is associated with changes in the brain and nerve pathways to and from the body, that make the person more sensitive to triggers that didn't previously cause pain (such as temperature change, pressure, stretch, fatigue or stress).
Pain serves as a protective mechanism, and over time with chronicity this protective mechanism can become maladaptive, as the pain system becomes sensitised. A reduction in movement, or fear of movement often results, and as we become deconditioned and limited in our movement, the range of activities we engage with in our lives reduces.
At The Feldenkrais Studio we have many years of experience in the field of persistent pain. Our approach is extremely gentle, which is beneficial for people who flare up easily or have experienced trauma. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools to recover lost movement and regain function, in order to return to a fuller life.
Often an integrated approach with other health professionals is needed, and when indicated we liase with consultants in Pain Rehabilitation, GP’s, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and other health professionals to enable the best possible outcome for our clients.
Classes and consultations at the Feldenkrais Studio are funded by Workcover, TAC and selected Health funds where applicable.