Neurological Physiotherapy and Movement Classes

Move with ease! Gain a clearer sense of self and bring awareness to your movements so you can move more efficiently with greater freedom.

We specialise in:

  • Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Classes
  • Specialised Physiotherapy Assessment/Treatment including NDIS & TAC
  • Workshops
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About your practitioner Kim

I have been working as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years. I love working with people and helping them achieve their goals of moving with greater ease and being able to enjoy the things in life they love doing. I have extensive experience working in the field of Neurological Physiotherapy- both in the public setting of hospitals and rehabilitation, and in the private setting including NDIS and TAC. Many of the clients I have had the pleasure of working with have neurological conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, MND, SCI or Cerebral Palsy, or they may be experiencing pain or balance and mobility issues. I currently work in the Motor Neurone Disease clinic at Barwon Health and see private clients in their home environment/gym or residential setting through my business Neuro Focus. More recently I have been studying the Feldenkrais Method® and now run weekly classes available to all from a venue in Torquay and Grovedale in Victoria. I am excited to be able to offer this fantastic method to people in my local community via Awareness Through Movement® classes so they can also experience its benefits.

Our Classes

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Awareness Through Movement ® Classes

Awareness Through Movement ® Classes help you find greater ease in your movements while building a greater ability to sense yourself and your movements. The classes provide an environment in which your nervous system can learn new ways of moving through gentle, slow and pain-free movement patterns. The practitioner will guide you through a sequence of movements that you explore to your own ability. Through this exploration you will become aware of your movement habits and then curiously discover alternative ways to move. These classes aren’t just a mindful practice or merely a movement class. Combining awareness and movement, the body and nervous system can reorganise and work as a more efficient system. Classes are suitable for all levels of performance, age and fitness.

What is Feldenkrais?

The Feldenkrais Method® is a method for improving people’s lives through better movement, sensation, breathing and posture. It is based on learning how you move through more sensitive awareness and then discovering more efficient and easier ways to move.

Our brain has the capacity to modify the way we respond and organise ourselves through experience and learning. This is the concept of neuroplasticity. It uses the same principles and processes we learned as babies using exploration and curiosity along with our attention to how our body moves and responds during activities.

With the Feldenkrais Method® we can recognise what our habitual patterns of movement are and learn new movement pathways towards more efficient, effortless actions, having whole body connections. Discover pain-free, effortless ways of moving. Your body learns what is best for itself, not someone else’s body. We are all unique and only your own body knows how to heal and move itself in the best way.

Classes on now!

Currently running:

Mondays in Grovedale – Grovedale Neighbourhood HouseTerm three dates: 22nd July – 15th September 2024  10.30am

Thursdays in Torquay – Torquay Community House – Term three dates: 25th July – 19th September 2024 10.30am

“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy elegant”

Moshe Feldenkrais

“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy elegant”

Moshe Feldenkrais

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What is Feldenkrais?

The Feldenkrais Method® is a method for improving people’s lives through better movement, sensation, breathing and posture. It is based on learning how you move and then discovering more efficient and easier ways to move.

Our brain has the capacity to modify the way we respond and organise ourselves through experience and learning. This is the concept of neuroplasticity. It uses the same principles and processes we learned movement patterns as babies through exploration and curiosity and our attention to how our body moves and responds during activities.

With the Feldenkrais Method we can recognise what our habitual patterns of movement are and learn new movement pathways towards more efficient, effortless actions, having whole body connection. Discover pain free ways of moving. Your body learns what is best for itself not someone else’s body. We are all unique and only your own body knows how to heel and move itself in the best way.

Who can benefit?

Anyone who wants to feel greater freedom and ease in their everyday movements.

Anyone who spends time sitting still or doing repetitive tasks.

Anyone recovering from illness, injury or Neurological conditions going through a rehabilitation process.

Anyone wanting to enhance their sporting performance.

Anyone who would like to move more efficiently and comfortably.

Anyone experiencing pain, stress or anxiety who would like to feel more comfortable in their body.

Anyone feeling off-balance and fearful of falling.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Individual sessions tailored to you and your goals. We provide wholistic person-centred therapy based on your concerns and needs. We will visit you at your home to complete an assessment in your own environment and discuss the best therapy options for you and your family to suit your needs and your unique situation.

 

Individual Physiotherapy sessions

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FAQ

Where do you travel to/What area do you service?

Mostly focussed around Geelong, Surfcoast, Bellarine. But please send an enquiry to discuss if there is an option for you.

Where are the Feldenkrais classes run?

Weekly classes run in Torquay and Grovedale.

How long is a class?

Typically 1 hour.

Do you see clients with NDIS funding?

Yes we can see clients who are self or plan managed

Where is your clinic based?

I do not see clients out of clinic rooms. All my individual Physiotherapy sessions are done at my client’s home or gym/pool setting as required. The Feldenkrais classes are run out of different venues (Geelong and the Surfcoast) where I hire the space for the class time. Venues have been carefully chosen with function and accessibility in mind.

Do you only see clients with Neurological Conditions?

No. My Physiotherapy experience has predominantly been working with Neurological Conditions but over many, many years I have worked with clients with all sorts of movement, balance and pain concerns. Please contact me with any queries and we can discuss if I am able to provide the service you require. The Feldenkrais classes are designed for and can suit any individual from someone just wanting to move with more ease, someone who suffers from chronic pain to someone who wants to improve their sporting/singing/music performance.

"When you know what you are doing then you can do what you want."

– Moshe Feldenkrais

"Movement is Life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself."

– Moshe Feldenkrais

"The aim is a body that is organised to move with minimal effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength but increased consciousness of how it works."

– Moshe Feldenkrais

"More important however, is what it does to the image of ourselves and our relationship to the world around us."

– Moshe Feldenkrais