Selected Research Articles

We’ve selected five articles from our current database that provide a sample of research covering different points of interest regarding aspects of the Feldenkrais Method. This is an excellent place to begin if you are new to reading research papers (see our article below), as well as offering you a quick look at studies that can have an immediate impact on your marketing and public education efforts. These will be updated periodically to offer other choices. 

1. Health-related Outcomes of the Feldenkrais Method in Children and Adults: State of the Art and Future PerspectivesA one page overview of research studies presented in an easy to read format with graphs and pictures, The University of Memphis   Researchgate, May 2017 Gerhild Ullmann  


2. The Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method: A Systematic Review of the Evidence A  classic and scholarly paper which gives a more in depth discussion of research studies Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Susan Hillier and Anthea Worley
3. Changes in neural resting state activity in primary and higher-order motor areas induced by a short sensorimotor intervention based on the Feldenkrais Method. A rare research study with 21 participants that used brain imaging to investigate the effects of Functional Integration® done on the feet with the artificial floor while in a functional magnetic imaging scanner,
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2015; 9, Julius Verrel, Eilat Almagor, Frank Schumann, Ulman Lindenberger, and Simone Kühn?.


4. Feldenkrais Movement Lessons Improve Older Adults' Awareness, Comfort, and Function.  A study of the effects of 12 Awareness Through Movement® lessons on older adults using both quantitative measures and the participants’ subjective opinions of change. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine Volume 3: August 2017, Carolyn F. Palmer, Vassar College
Feldenkrais Method and functionality in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled clinical trial  A study of the effects of 50 sessions of a Feldenkrais® based exercise program on 30 participants with Parkinson’s, with functional measures done before and after. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 16, 2017 (first published 2016). Lavinia Teixeira-Machado?, Fernanda M. de Araújo?, Mayara A. Menezes, Fabiane A. Cunha, Thainá Menezes, Clecia da S. Ferreira, Josimari M. DeSantana University Hospital of the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil.