Section: The Workplace
Fireman Meets the Feldenkrais Method
As a New York City Fireman and Feldenkrais practitioner I have had the experience of using the Feldenkrais Method in my work environment to help my co-workers eliminate injuries and improve their work habits. Firefighting is a very stressful occupation and many injuries occur.

After 9/11, I made a bigger attempt to teach group sessions and individual sessions in the firehouses in New York. Firemen can be a very tough bunch, the idea of moving slowly is not part of their vocabulary, especially when the bell rings and time is an important factor.

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ATM Lesson: How Far Can You Turn?
Here is a short Awareness Through Movement lesson for you to enjoy. By doing it, you will demonstrate to yourself that your body has a potential far different from what you normally think.

NOTE: This lesson involves turning the head. It is important that you turn slowly and gently, stopping if you get any signals of strain, discomfort or pain. If you have pain in turning, turn only so far that you DO NOT have pain. A very small turn is OK.

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A Systemic Approach to Workplace Injury
Workplace injuries, particularly those brought about by repetitive activities such as assembly line work or computer keyboarding, can be highly complex and multifaceted phenomena.

The way we conceptualize an injury has a strong influence on how we think about dealing with it. Indeed, even the act of labeling it as an injury can introduce a strong bias in how we think about it. The Feldenkrais Method helps prevent workplace injuries and facilitate their healing when they do occur.