I turned to Feldenkrais, and specifically Lisa at Awakening Movements, after two unsuccessful rounds of traditional physical therapy to alleviate pain throughout my right side from a herniated disc in my neck. I told Lisa my goal of playing baseball in three months, and without hesitation she said, “Well, we have a goal!” It meant a lot to me to hear her enthusiasm and confidence in helping me achieve my goal, and it was the basis for the work I put in both inside and outside of her office.
Three months later, I was out on the baseball field throwing with my right arm and swinging a wooden bat. I ran several times a week and played both baseball and softball into the fall with confidence, knowing I had the tools to keep my arm and neck loose when I needed them. In the process of my treatment, Lisa’s lessons helped loosen shoulder and chest muscles that had been locked up for as long as I could remember – after her treatment, I stood taller, held my shoulders farther back, and relied on more muscles to do everyday movements.
As an instructor, Lisa is kind and positive, and gives thorough explanations to questions. Lessons are relaxing and the movements are comfortable. Home stretching assignments are clear and genuinely helpful, and I still do them months after my treatment ended. I saw tremendous results from Lisa’s work, and the positive environment that she created was different from other physical therapy centers I tried.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend Lisa and the Feldenkrais method for treating injuries and pain. -