Independence Coordination Balance
Learning through movement
Children with cerebral palsy can experience difficulties with co-ordination and motor functioning. A Feldenkrais approach to movement invites the brain and body to work together more coherently, leading to movements becoming more joined up and smoother. When movement is more in sequence the child can assert greater control over their bodies, in turn interacting with the world becomes less like hard work and more connected and fun!
Feldenkrais is fantastic for
- Calming involuntary movements and spasms
- Softening high tonus of muscles
- Developing fine and gross motor skills
- Coordination of fine and gross motor skills
- Finding more stability and balance in sitting and walking
- Moving more independently
- Development Delay
The puzzle pieces of movement
Working with the incredible abilities for the nervous systems and the sensory, non-verbal based wisdom that children have. I work with how your child is already moving.
It could be they’re already rolling, sitting, crawling or walking and are wanting to move onto the next stage but they’re a little stuck. We begin to explore parts of the movement puzzle they already know, ensuring the foundations are stable enough to be built on.
We move on towards the next small part, this could be a subtle, very internal movement, but will become part of the larger puzzle as the child begins to piece the puzzle parts together in their own way, to find ways to move more independently.
Engaging in the world around them in a more meaningful way