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The practice of Lori L. Malkoff, MPH

Pain is A message that something is wrong

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists long after a reasonable period of healing is expected. However, our body parts may not need to be replaced, fixed or medicated when they "break." Have you tried chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, pills, injections, even surgery and experienced less than ideal results? With my approach many painful conditions can be relieved by addressing the way the body functions and returning it to a more optimized state. 

My pain relief treatments are based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli physicist and engineer. His novel approach to pain relief treatment and disability uses our nervous system's capacity for self-organizing and self-regulating, a process called neuroplasticity. People can learn to improve the quality of their actions, thus creating new movement possibilities.  Improving movement quality and effectiveness allows the body to function more efficiently. This efficiency creates environments for chronic pain and injuries to heal, and opportunities for athletes and others to excel.

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Most treatment sessions are based on developmental movements and routine functional activities, e.g. reaching, bending, lying to sitting, and turning. Other sessions are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural relationships. There are endless possibilities for learning, and treatments vary in intention and complexity, and are personally tailored for all levels of movement ability.

What will my first Treatment be like?

Your first session will last about 90 minutes. Bring or wear comfortable clothes. Tight workout clothes, as well as dresses for women, are discouraged. After reviewing your new client information form, a history of your problem will be discussed. A structural and functional examination will be done to assess the potential causes of your pain, and your body’s general level of organization for movement. Your particular pain and problem(s) will be the focus as we decide on the best course of action to permanently relieve your pain.

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 Your pain relief treatment session will last about 45 minutes. You will receive both hands-on work, as well as perform gentle movements yourself with my direct supervision. 

If you prefer to move toward pain relief and improve your abilities more quickly, homework in the form of gentle pain relief audios or videos will be given to you free of charge, and you can accelerate your pain relief treatment progress through immersion in the privacy of your home, at your own pace, and at your convenience.

Clear explanations of how Lori L. Malkoff treats illness-specific and site-specific pain syndromes can be found immediately by clicking on a specific Pain Relief Treatment Page from the Navigation Drop Down Menu above. 

Lori Malkoff is an Expert Author and offers free in-depth reading on over two dozen chronic pain treatment topics using solely the Feldenkrais Method for relief. Help yourself to my Ezine Article Site!