Movement Improvement

The movement education process guides you to move in ways that minimize effort and tension while maintaining and improving the bodywork results.

Movement Improvement Classes

Through movement lessons that borrow from integrative movement systems such as yoga, tai chi and Feldenkrais. Taught by Julia Anderson, MPT, CHP, specializing in orthopedic movement.

Whether you are an athlete, performer, heavy laborer or housekeeper, joint instability can be a painful problem that interferes with your everyday and recreational activities .

If you have repetitive stress, joint instability such as ankle sprains, knee pain or tracking dysfunction, hip instability, low back pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, shoulder impingement, tendonitis etc. the likely cause and therefore the likely solution lies in movement patterns. I frequently hear people say they just need to be stronger, or strengthen their core, or “this runs in my family”. (I guess if your family runs with the same pattern you do, then it would). The truth is most people are walking around without really knowing where they are. Moshe Feldenkrais (the original movement guru) was known to say “when you know what you are doing you can do what you want”, the flip side of that is “when you don’t know what you are doing, you are doomed to repeat what you have always done” –Gordon Browne (modern movement guru).

The movement improvement class uses tools you already have and teaches you to teach yourself how to move your body in ways that are more efficient, less stressful to your joints and will build strength and agility. Through self-awareness skills such as position sense, direction and velocity of movement, muscle effort and relationships between body parts you can learn:

Where is spinal neutral and how do I know how to get there? Which shoulder is elevated and what does that have to do with my pelvic and torso imbalances? Which muscles do they mean when they say to lift with your legs?

By and large, people don’t “know where they are”, and we can equip ourselves with the skills necessary to better listen to our bodies and stay out of pain.

Interested in the Next Class?

Call Julia at 425.443.7582 or fill out the contact form