Title

Comments on “the feldenkrais method®: A dynamic approach to changing motor behavior”

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

The Feldenkrais Method® has recently been discussed to fit within a dynamic systems model of human movement. One basis for this discussion is that small changes in one system–for example, enhanced body awareness–has far reaching implications across the whole of human performance. An alternative view on the Feldenkrais Method is argued here. It is argued that the clinical data do not support the Feldenkrais Method as being an effective way to improve motor performance. Further, it is argued that positive outcomes in pain and other wellness measures following Feldenkrais interventions can be ascribed to self-regulation. As part of this discussion, the role of body awareness, attentional focus, and kinesthesia in motor learning and control are explored. © 2003 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Publication Name

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Volume Number

74

First Page

116

Last Page

123

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1080/02701367.2003.10609072

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