Feldenkrais® Method Research
A group of 31 older adults were studied using a prospective, repeated measures control group design. The SF-36 was used to assess health status – quality of life. Video motion analysis was used to collect data on walking and on a floor-to-stand transfer movement. Coordination of the transfer movement improved significantly in the Feldenkrais group. Vitality and mental health scores also improved significantly in this group. The Feldenkrais Method has been shown to be an effective method for improving coordination, mobility, economy of movement and quality of life in older adults.
James Stephens, Christopher Pendergast, Beth Ann Roller, Robert Scott Weiskittel. Learning to Improve Mobility and Quality of Life in a Well Elderly Population: The Benefits of Awareness Through Movement. IFF Academy Feldenkrais Research Journal.