YOUR STORY. Take an extensive history, closely listening to your experience. You know your body, and we want all your knowledge to help us guide you to a symptom-free life.
YOUR MOVEMENT. Next we will use video tracking software to get informed on your conscious and unconscious biomechanical strategies of function. Together we will come to an initial understanding of the clever way your body handles injuries and limitations that will guide us in your treatment.
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YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM. Based on the information you shared and the objective assessment of your function, a practitioner will provide a gentle, hands-on approach to facilitate deep discoveries on how your nervous system is currently wired and how it can learn to make choices that get you out of pain and bring you more ease.
YOUR RECOVERY. We will set out a Plan of Care that is customized to your needs for efficient universal recovery. AND, most people get symptoms resolved beyond those they came in for.
How is CFR different from typical physical therapy?
Main-stream physical therapy’s approach tends to be at a local level. In PT, you often hear talk about getting a strong “core” for back pain, or strengthening individual muscles for knee pain, or are given stretches for neck pain. CFR looks at the entire system and how each part feeds into dysfunction. I know Grannies who don’t have back pain and 40-year-olds who do despite going to Pilates daily. Clearly local muscle strength is not the issue. Like cogs in machines (bio — living — mechanics), each of our joints “feeds” movement and force onto the next joint in movement. If a blockage of the flow is caused by unconscious holding patterns, the abnormal stress and strain cause injury and vulnerability to everyday function. Proper workload distribution can be relearned using neuroplasticity. The brain can choose new patterns of movement through exposure to novel information via the sensorimotor system. But first habitual movement patterns must be brought back into awareness before they can be changed. Otherwise, we are just superimposing new ways of moving that still incorporate the old, faulty ones. “It is not a question of finding and fixing the afflicted area. It is a question of upgrading the intention that executes the action.” (Moshe Feldenkrais). Functional movement heals. With the release of habitual patterns, injured areas are no longer constantly stressed by excess workloads, freeing the body’s innate ability to repair and heal.
How is CFR different from Yoga, Pilates or Core Strengthening?
Instead of focusing on local muscles, CFR goes directly to the motherboard of your brain and rewires dysfunctional movement patterning using novel, surprising, biomechanically unique sequences that “wake up” your brain to different pathways that allow you to move with more ease.
How is CFR different from Feldenkrais Method?
Harriet Goslins, founder of CFR, was Moshe’s student. She also studied directly with John Upledger, creator of Cranial/Sacral work. She combined the energetic touch of Upledger, the genius biomechanics of Feldenkrais and the then nascent mind/body rediscovery of neuroscience. This ability to work on multiple levels: mind/body/emotion makes CFR is significantly different from the way the Feldenkrais Method is typically practiced although it includes the skilled biomechanical precision.
Do you take insurance?
Nexus Physical Therapy is a fee for service practice. We can give you a bill for insurance submission excluding Medicare. If you need documentation, there will be a charge for the service.