“There is no limit to the improvement of movement” Moshe Feldenkrais
Our association continues to bring Feldenkrais therapists to work with children with disabilities, once every 2 months, in Rome This time we had Christine Ingold from Switzerland with us. Christine has over 20 years of experience working with children with special needs. She reminded us that "there is no limit to improving movement"; there is always room for more ease of movement, for the lightness with which you do an action.
When I discovered this therapy, I read about the miraculous case of Eliza, a girl who was born without a part of her brain, and about the miraculous way in which this therapy helped her. I'll tell you her story below. But not all children have the same results. Unfortunately. But what happens to all children after a Feldenkrais session is that they gain more freedom of movement, as if they are unlocked from the shell in which they are trapped. It's amazing to see how the tone of a spastic child can change in just a 50-minute lesson and how it can make more movements, more rotations, or begin to stretch after toys.
Eliza was born with a third of the cerebellum missing, and was diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia. At the age of a few months, he did not move his eyes and looked away from each other. Her hands and feet were sometimes very soft, sometimes spastic, unable to make any voluntary movements. He had started doing conventional physiotherapy and occupational therapy, but the treatment was far too painful. When he was four months old, a reputable neurologist tested his brain's electrical activity. He told his parents: “The brain has not developed since birth and there is no reason to believe that it will start to develop. The best thing you can hope for is a state of deep retardation.
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