Feldenkrais Method® Helps Improve Osteoarthritis

A series of Feldenkrais Method classes held twice a week for 30 weeks resulted in improvements on the Four Square Step Test for dynamic balance and also changes in gait among older adults with osteoarthritis, according to recent research.

The study, “Moving With Ease: Feldenkrais Method classes for people with osteoarthritis,” was a prospective study involving 15 people with a mean age of 67 years. In order to be included in the study, subjects had to be diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hip and also be able to get up from the floor, walk for six minutes and manage their pain.

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