When we’ve always done something in a certain way, it never occurs to us there may be other options that are easier and perhaps even more efficient. Last week one of my clients complained she was having difficulty taking off her sweater and she now needs her caregiver to help her. When I asked her … Continue reading Do It Hard or Do It Easy: How to take your shirt off when you have a limited range of motion
Our knee joints are among the most important joints of the body. If you can’t bend your knees or have difficulty bending your knees it precludes participation in almost every activity available to us humans. Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, curling, ice skating and skiing all require soft knees. To walk safely on ice … Continue reading If You Can’t Bend Your Knees You’re Hooped
Do you strain your shoulder when you lift heavy bags and suitcases? Travelling is no longer a seasonal activity. People are moving around more and more and in so doing have to lug heavy bags and suitcases on a regular basis. Most suitcases and many bags have wheels so we don’t have to lift and … Continue reading How to Lift a Heavy Bag Without Straining Your Shoulder Using the Feldenkrais Method ®
Finding the right pillow is a bit like finding the right doctor. You want a good fit and hope you'll never need a replacement. When it comes to pillows it can tricky because you have different requirements when you move from your back to your side. When you lie on your side you usually need … Continue reading Pillow Talkpillow
Stiff neck, sore back, chronic tension—do you have a litany of chronic physical problems that you may be blaming on aging? Know it or not, many of them spring from the countless hours we spend at the computer. Since computers are here to stay, it’s up to you to find ways to use technology without … Continue reading How to be Comfortable Sitting at the Computer
A few weeks ago one of my clients confessed that she while she could still bend over to pick something up from the floor she could no longer do a full squat. As a matter of fact she couldn't even remember how long it had been since she was actually able to do that maneuver. … Continue reading Squatting—Making Peace with Ground beneath Your Feet
Neck tension is something that we all wrestle with from time to time. The question you might ask yourself is what am I doing to produce the tension that creates my stiff neck? Even if you know it’s the result of arthritis, whiplash or some other condition or accident there are things you may be … Continue reading What Do Eyes Have to Do with a Stiff Neck?
We take our ability to reach for granted until something happens and we can’t do it anymore. Whatever the cause, be it arthritis, frozen shoulder, surgery or injury, when reaching is no longer an option it’s limiting and frustrating. If this is a concern for you, read on. Range of motion is a technical … Continue reading Reaching Is Easy Until It’s Not!
With gravity on your side you’d think it would be easier to walk down stairs than up but that’s not the case. When descending the stairs you may be one of many people who experience intense discomfort including “jittery” knees and pain along the outside of the lower legs. Whether your discomfort is cause by … Continue reading Walking Down Stairs in Comfort—Swing Your Hips and Save Your Knees
Knees take a lot of abuse. It’s a well-known fact that knee injuries are one of the most common reasons people visit doctors. You’ve probably had your fair share of cuts, scrapes or worse on that part of your anatomy. With the accumulation of years you may notice your knees are not as willing to … Continue reading The Knees Take a Hit