When injured, or following surgical procedures or illness, the body adopts compensating movement patterns or posture to minimize pain and help physical recovery of the injured part. When that physical recovery is complete the compensating movement patterns or posture are most often continued, even though no longer needed, because they have become habitual and happen outside our awareness.
Feldenkrais works to undo the now redundant compensating patterns and posture and to restore and even improve on pre-injury whole body functioning.
Feldenkrais looks at how each part of the body potentially supports and facilitates optimum functioning of all the other parts in movement and so has a broad focus in approaching rehabilitation unlike more traditional approaches which tend to focus more on the functioning of the injured part in isolation.
Feldenkrais brings rehabilitation to a whole new level with impressive results.