with lasting results.
Physiotherapy, Pilates and Feldenkrais
Physiotherapy treatment of chronic pain from injury, disease and aging.
Treatment with a Feldenkrais Physiotherapist at Free2Move begins in exactly the same way as you would expect with any Physiotherapist. We start with a comprehensive assessment of your signs and symptoms. We will only use techniques and exercises based on the Feldenkrais Method when it is clinically indicated. This means that it must fall within the accepted scope of clinical practice. Read more…
In small groups of no more than 3 with individual attention, assessment and supervision by our physiotherapists. Drawing from the principals of Pilates and using Pilates equipment such as reformers and trapese tables our physios prescribe an exercise program for you. This includes exercises in our studio and exercises you can take home. Read more…
Physiotherapists Jodie Krantz and Alison McIntosh have over 20 and 15 years experience respectively in helping businesses improving work place ergonomics in Perth. Regular clients value their friendly service, great communication skills, and up to date knowledge of locally available ergonomic products. Read more…
Group classes in the Feldenkrais Method are known as Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons. Here you will learn ways to improve your movement. This helps ease pain or tension. Many people find this reduces the need for hands-on treatment. Read more…
Inefficient movement habits are often the underlying drivers of pain. Instead of focusing on the pain itself we look at your FUNCTION. What do you want to be able to do effortlessly and painlessly? We use a combination of Physio and Feldenkrais, as appropriate to your condition. We help you improve your movement functions and integrate them into your everyday life. This is why individual Feldenkrais sessions are known as Functional Integration. Read more…
Looking for a safer way to improve your posture, mobility and core strength? At Free2Move we offer Physiotherapy Group Exercise Classes (also known as floor or mat classes) in both Pilates and the Feldenkrais Method at The Chapel Space in North Perth.
Build strength and ease pain safely and comfortably in our well equipped studio. Our Exercise Rehab sessions have a maxium of 4 per group with an individual programme for each participant. All sessions are fully supervised by our Pilates and Feldenkrias-trained Physios.
We watch you closely and give you feedback to help optimise your alignment and muscle recruitment. You can feel confident that you are strengthening the right muscles and movement patterns, instead of reinforcing faulty posture and muscular habits that contribute to wear and tear. Read more…
and a physio
using Pilates equipment
with a deep understanding of
More than 15yrs practising
awareness of your body and movement
Customised exercises that expand
... or in person
If you’re experiencing pain, an effective way to promote good movement and postural awareness is by re-training your body and brain with an experienced Physiotherapist and practitioner of Feldenkrais and Pilates.
After your initial assessment consultation we recommend:
In the privacy of our consultation room we gather more information of your condition and goals. We then assess and treat you in sitting, standing or on our adjustable treatment table using Physiotherapy techniques and possibly incorporating the Feldenkrais method. We utilise tools like ultrasound machines, low level laser therapy, and dry needling. Hands on techniques include soft tissue techniques, massage and joint mobilisation.
Often patients need more than one consultation or require regular one on one treatment. Family members can attend if necessary and special accommodations can be made.
At the end of your initial consultation we agree on a way forward. Options include further individual consultations, small group rehab sessions, floor classes. In time you may be able to progress to our Independent Exercise Rehab Programme.
Our physiotherapists introduce customised exercises individually to clients in small groups of up to 4. They draw from their experience as Pilates and Feldenkrais practitioners. This involves using Pilates reformer and trapeze tables, fit balls and various stabilisation tools in custom exercises.
We also recommend home exercises using little or no equipment.
When we’re both confident you’re ready and you’ve completed your customised program you can book into allotted times to use the Pilates equipment unsupervised at a much lower rate.
Our physiotherapists hold both Feldenkrais and Pilates floor classes with up to 15 people at “The Chapel Space” on Angove Street. A beautiful space with great light and lots of room to move.
As Feldenkrais practitioners we focus on specific aspects of awareness and movement in a series of classes with a theme. It involves re-training the mind and body to be more aware and efficient at movement such that it can reduce and prevent chronic pain. It provides an ongoing, self-managed treatment to any chronic issues at a price that is sustainable long term.
Our Pilates classes work on core strength, awareness and balance. We focus on the quality of the exercises. When Pilates is done right it can challenge old habits and dramatically increase core strength without overly challenging the body’s limits. Being instructed and supervised by an experienced physio who is still able to give some individual attention in the classes also makes a big difference. The price is affordable to be a long term weekly option to keep you physically motivated.
We aim to improve your quality of life through customised training and treatment.