You can restore flow, ease and power; so that a painful limp can almost magically disappear, in a shorter time then you think. It’s a case of work smarter not harder. Teaming you and your knees together......
Catching, guarding, giving way, aching, paining, stiffness, inflammation, arthritis, weakness, limping and hobbling, delayed and incomplete rehabilitation and worry and fear?
It’s a hinge joint that has to coordinate with the rest of us doing all the twisting and turning we do. Even walking in a straight line involves twisting and turning in the neck, between the shoulders and hips, in the hips and in the feet as they adjust over the ground. So the knee has to bend and straighten like a hinge, whilst almost everything else is twisting and turning.
When the timing is just right, there is no trouble, just power and propulsion.
And you can have all the strength in the world, but if the sequencing is out there is just trouble…… It seems that is the case, irrespective of what bit of the knee is damaged.
Have you noticed that when you concentrate on the place where there is trouble and pain, in the knee, that no matter how hard you think about it, the trouble doesn’t change much?
So you work even harder and only get better at protecting, guarding and ………things stay much the same.
But when you reorganise all the parts that connect to the knee, you can have more effect! Most people overlook that it’s the hip and buttock muscles that largely steer the knee. So when the muscles of the hip and pelvis are better organised with the knee, things go better. And when the ankle, knee and hip all get along, it’s even better.
Because the leverage being much greater, a smooth well sequenced action of the opposite shoulder, arm and ribs, can support the knee far more reliably than relying on weak, pained and guarded knee muscles. This involves using the laws of movement that allow for easy, effortless and effective retraining of movements by recognising mistakes in movement programming.Tension is removed.
And when your whole system and these patterns of movement flow, then you can have trouble free function and balance.
Strengthening these good patterns is easier!
You will rehabilitate more confidently, prepare better for surgery, and avoid or postpone it.
Then your knees will neither burden you, or you burden them!
Through the use of the Feldenkrais Methods, we can assist you with your knee pain, from knee pain recoveryand rehabilitation, injury management or disorders that may be causing the knee pain.