Comments on "The Feldenkrais Method ® : A dynamic approach to changing motor behavior"

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Publication Type:

Journal Article

Authors:

Ives

Quelle:

United States (2003)

URL:

www.iffresearchjournal.org

Abstract:

The Feldenkrais Method(R) has recently been discussed to fit within a dynamic systems model of human movement. One basis for this discussion is that small changes in one system for example, enhanced body awareness-has far reaching implications across the whole of human performance. An alternative view on the Feldenkrais Method is argued here. It is argued that the clinical data do not support the Feldenkrais Method as being an effective way to improve motor performance. Further, it is argued that positive outcomes in pain and other wellness measures following Feldenkrais interventions can be ascribed to self-regulation. As part of this discussion, the role of body awareness, attentional focus, and kinesthesia in motor learning and control are explored. <p> Author Keywords: attentional focus; kinesthesia; motor learning; self-regulation </p><p>KeyWords Plus: CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN; MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS; POSITION SENSE; FOOT POSITION; EXERCISE; PERFORMANCE; SYMPTOMS; EFFICACY; COMPLEMENTARY; PREFERENCES </p><p>Addresses: Ives JC (reprint author), Ithaca Coll, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Exercise &amp; Sport Sci, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA Ithaca Coll, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Exercise &amp; Sport Sci, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA </p><p>Publisher: AMER ALLIANCE HEALTH PHYS EDUC REC &amp; DANCE, 1900 ASSOCIATION DRIVE, RESTON, VA 22091 USA Subject Category: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED; PSYCHOLOGY; SPORT SCIENCES IDS Number: 693LA ISSN: 0270-1367 </p>

Notes:

<p>Ives, J.C. (2003). Comments on &quot;The Feldenkrais Method &reg;: A dynamic approach to changing motor behavior&quot;.<em> RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT,</em> 74 (2), 116-123.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Republished (2004). <em>IFF Academy Feldenkrais Research Journal</em>, 1, from http://www.iffresearchjournal.org&nbsp;</p>

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