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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2006 Nov;17(4):865-75.

Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, and yoga--body awareness therapy in the performing arts.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, B401 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.


The three disciplines described are practiced by many individuals for a myriad of reasons. Depending upon ability and depth of study, teachers of all three disciplines may have specific competencies with which to analyse, instruct, and interact with students/clients. In the author's experience, persons who seek out these practices and incorporate them into their daily lives and expressions of physical activity often are motivated to maintain or establish an optimal state of well-being and function. Physicians and therapists who work with performing artists are in a position to encourage such positive direction in patients, provide information on local resources, and consider the practices as collaborative and adjunctive to medical care.

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