the Feldenkrais Method?
The Feldenkrais method owes its name to its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais. A colourful and verbose character, a doctor of engineering and a physicist who worked with the Curie’s in the famed laboratory where radium was first discovered, Dr. Feldenkrais developed his theories about functional movement as a result of his own knee problems and as a response to the dismal prognosis given to him by the conventional medicine of a time before contemporary surgical techniques. Upon hearing that the rate of full recovery for the treatment proposed to him could only be hazarded at 50%, Dr. Feldenkrais, using his acute knowledge of bio-mechanics and physics, went about the process of puzzling out how it was that his every-day way of moving had made him vulnerable to the injury in the first place. He determined to find an alternative way of moving that would efficiently use his skeleton in relation to gravity, supporting his knee to recovery by using more of the rest of himself. Moving slowly, paying to himself the attention he needed for change; this he did! Most generously and, I think, courageously, he diverted from his successful academic career to develop and share his method with the world and went on to help countless numbers of people and to train others in his way of understanding and working with awareness and movement.