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Flexible Chest and Spine

A Flexible Chest and Spine – The Hidden Key to Freeing the Neck and Back The Hidden Key to Freeing the Neck, Back and Shoulders Most people don’t consider their chest and spine as playing a large role in feeling comfortable and at ease through the neck, shoulders and back. The first instinct when dealing with neck and shoulder pain

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My Feldenkrais Story: Helen Pendlebury

For ten years Helen didn’t have a fixed address. She house-sat, stayed with family and friends, and lived in group homes. She also struggled on and off with chronic pain and mobility issues. She had tried Feldenkrais in the past and had left it behind due to shoulder pain.  More than two decades later, she found her way back to Feldenkrais and the effect on her physical and mental well-being has been transformational.

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5 Ways to Counteract Sitting at Work

Five Ways to Counteract Sitting at Work 1. Micro-breaks Eye breaks – every 20 minutes spend 20 seconds focusing your eyes on something 20 feet away from you (the 20 – 20 – 20 exercise). You should also blink the eyes a few times to lubricate them. Deep breathing with an overhead stretch (sitting or standing). Interlace the fingers. Take

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Feldenkrais for Fibromyalgia

Feldenkrais for Fibromyalgia How Feldenkrais Can Help Fibromyalgia The Feldenkrais Method is a way of changing your habits in order to make movement easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable (while making your brain more flexible). Feldenkrais rhymes with ‘rice’ and is named after it’s inventor, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. Read more about Feldenkrais here. Hello, my name’s Jodie and I’m a Physiotherapist with over 25

Finding Strength Through Softness

Finding Strength Through Softness DATE: Thursday 28th July 2015, 7.00pm – 9.00pmPRESENTER: Jodie Krantz, Physiotherapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner and President of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild (WA Division) Read More VENUE: Mt Hawthorn Community Centre – Lesser Hall – 197 Scarborough Beach Rd Mt HawthornPARKING: The Lesser Hall is downstairs. There is plenty of free parking available outside.COST: $35 payable to Heidi SumnerBOOKINGS

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Tight Hamstrings or Short Hamstrings: Why are they a problem?

Tight Hamstrings or Short Hamstrings: Why are they a problem? Many people have short hamstrings, the main muscle group in the back of the thigh which bend the knee and extend the hip. Shortened hamstrings are more common in men. Spending a lot of time sitting may be a contributing factor. Another factor is sitting with your pelvis tilted back and

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Lengthen Your Hamstrings

Lengthen Your Hamstrings Are your hamstrings long or short, tight or relaxed? Lengthening your hamstrings can help with running, kicking, sitting, bending and lifting more easily. Try this simple ‘Awareness Through Movement Lesson’ in the Feldenkrais Method to help lengthen your hamstrings. READ MORE about the difference between tight and short hamstrings. Lengthen your Hamstrings  A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

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Joint Hypermobility Frequently Asked Questions

Joint Hypermobility Frequently Asked Questions What is Joint Hypermobility? Joint Hypermobility is a condition in which joints can be moved beyond the normal or expected range of movement – sometimes referred to as being double jointed. When Joint Hypermobility affects multiple joints in the body, it may be due to a systemic condition causing excessive mobility of the connective tissues which

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Learning easy graceful movement through Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais is about the impossible becoming possible, the possible
easy and the easy graceful. Difficulties such as aches and pains or limitations in our strength, flexibility or coordination can motivate us to find new ways of moving that reduce the strain and restore a sense of
wellbeing.

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Chronic Pain Overview

Chronic Pain Overview Chronic or persistent pain is pain which is longstanding, usually for at least 3 months. At Free2Move our Physiotherapists have a special interest in treating persistent pain conditions, which often require a different approach. This means addressing the cause of the pain, not just relieving symptoms. Causes Back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, jaw pain (TMJ pain)

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Tendinitis or Tendinosis

Tendonitis is a type of tendonopathy caused by a traumatic injury to a tendon, causing pain and inflammation. Tendonosis is thought to result from micro-trauma to a tendon from prolonged or repeated strain. In both Tendonitis and Tendonosis your physiotherapist can assist with diagnosis and treatment.

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is far less common that Tennis Elbow and affects the muscles which attach to the inner aspect of your elbow. These muscles that move the wrist and fingers and are involved in gripping and lifting. Repetitive over-use of these muscles or incorrect technique when playing racket sports, weight lifting or rock climbing can cause

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A woman trying to touch her toes suffering from tight hamstrings

Lengthen Your Hamstrings

Lengthen Your Hamstrings Are your hamstrings long or short, tight or relaxed? Lengthening your hamstrings can help with running, kicking, sitting, bending and lifting more easily. Try this simple ‘Awareness Through Movement Lesson’ in the Feldenkrais Method to help lengthen your hamstrings. READ MORE about the difference between tight and short hamstrings. Lengthen your Hamstrings  A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome may occur as a consequence of an injury to the neck, or more commonly as a result of poor posture and muscle imbalances.

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Recovering from a Lumbar Disc Injury

What is a lumbar disc bulge? disc herniation? disc prolapse? Disc injuries are one of the most common causes of back pain. Recovery often takes longer than with other types of back pain. The pain is usually worsened by prolonged sitting, bending, or simply staying in any one position for too long.

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Joint Hypermobility Frequently Asked Questions

Joint Hypermobility Frequently Asked Questions What is Joint Hypermobility? Joint Hypermobility is a condition in which joints can be moved beyond the normal or expected range of movement – sometimes referred to as being double jointed. When Joint Hypermobility affects multiple joints in the body, it may be due to a systemic condition causing excessive mobility of the connective tissues which

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Overview

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Overview The thoracic outlet is a small opening between the neck and shoulder through which an important bundle of nerves (the brachial plexus) as well as a major vein and artery pass. These nerves and blood vessels supply the arm.   Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of TOS may include arm numbness, pain, pins and needles, coldness or heaviness

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Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain Living with Chronic Pain Moderate to severe chronic pain can have a profound influence on just about every area of your life. It commonly affects mood, energy levels, relationships, sleep patterns, ability to work and participation in leisure activities. People living with chronic pain have often already tried many approaches to relieve their pain, ranging from Physiotherapy

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Chronic Pain Overview

Chronic Pain Overview Chronic or persistent pain is pain which is longstanding, usually for at least 3 months. At Free2Move our Physiotherapists have a special interest in treating persistent pain conditions, which often require a different approach. This means addressing the cause of the pain, not just relieving symptoms. Causes Back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, jaw pain (TMJ pain)

A physiotherapist treating a woman for chronic arm pain at Free2move Physiotherapy, Pilates and Feldenkrais North Perth

Tendinitis or Tendinosis

Tendonitis is a type of tendonopathy caused by a traumatic injury to a tendon, causing pain and inflammation. Tendonosis is thought to result from micro-trauma to a tendon from prolonged or repeated strain. In both Tendonitis and Tendonosis your physiotherapist can assist with diagnosis and treatment.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is the most common type of elbow pain and affects the lateral epicondyle. The epicondyle is the bony protuberance on the outer side of the elbow. Several long slender muscles of the forearm assist in manipulating, gripping and lifting objects with the hand. Their tendons attach to the lateral epicondyle. This point of

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Jodie in India with Equal Health 2011

Jodie in India with Equal Health 2011 Jodie Krantz traveled as a volunteer physiotherapist to the province of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Here she spent 2 weeks in Tiruchiparelli (Trichy) with a team of doctors, nurses, physios, dentists and opticians, providing much needed health service to extremely poor villagers. The trip was exceptionally well organised by Equal Health, a