The Feldenkrais Method

“Turn the im the difficult into the easy, and the easy into the pleasant.” Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

"Making the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.”

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Moshe Feldenkrais published his first work on neuromuscular learning in 1949, far ahead of medicine’s current acceptance of life-long neuroplasticity. From those early days, the Feldenkrais Method emphasized the brain’s natural ability to form new neural connections throughout life. 

This brain focus makes the Feldenkrais Method a uniquely effective movement-based approach to healthy development and aging. Feldenkrais can treat neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, relieve pain, promote confident balance, and boost athletic performance and overall well-being. 

The Feldenkrais Method uses customized “learning how to learn” lessons to increase and improve mobility, reducing tissue and joint strain. In contrast to traditional physical therapy and fitness, the Feldenkrais Method emphasizes sensorimotor function improvements to enhance strength, suppleness, and finesse. Rather than pushing to exceed, strain, and achieve, Feldenkrais engages people to learn how to more easily and efficiently function.

Feldenkrais practitioners undergo four years of training and hundreds of hours of lessons to achieve Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner status. Under the expertise of GCFP Paul McAndrew, Feldenkrais principles guide The Wellness Station’s one-on-one therapy, group sessions, provider education, and fitness classes. 

  • Paul McAndrew is a wonderful physical therapist who helped me with two slipped vertebrae in my lower back, and with a painful injured hip. ... I am now a huge fan of Feldenkrais therapy, and the classes that augment the personal sessions.”
    — Lorna C.
  • Paul’s Feldenkrais approach was very different from my previous experience with physical therapy. ... Paul’s lessons taught me ways to move and eliminate the back pain I had been experiencing.”
    — Mary M.
  • Paul McAndrew's ... way of approaching things is so much more helpful than the 'no pain, no gain' type of thinking of most physical therapists. I would always go to Paul, before any other treatment, and still refer to his printed exercise sheets often.”
    — Jean S.
  • I came to work with Paul McAndrew having experienced sciatic pain for a couple of years. ... Within a month of working with the gentle, simple 'lessons' he taught me I was sciatica free, and I have remained so ever since.”
    — Kathleen H.
  • I was referred to Paul from my orthopedic physician at Duke with diagnosis of degenerative spinal disease. I give props to this doctor for making a perfect match. I did not need surgical, pharmaceutical or even traditional physical therapeutic intervention for my painful lower back. What I needed was for someone to tell me how to move my body in doing the tasks that are a part of my daily life. … I had no familiarity with the Feldenkrais method. I trusted Paul after our first session and now I am a believer.”
    — Stacey L.