Steve Cheslett

Steve Cheslett, The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method

with Steve Cheslett BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, Feldenkrais practitioner, MCSP, SRP

I graduated as a Physiotherapist in Edinburgh over twenty years ago.

During my career as a physiotherapist I have always been fascinated by the brain and its main function: the control of movement of the body.

I worked for many years in Stroke / Neurological Rehabilitation and trained in the Bobath Approach which works with the nervous system’s innate ability to change: Neuro- plasticity.

The Bobath Approach is aimed at working on a damaged nervous system with the facilitation of 'normal movement'. Unfortunately it didn't seem to translate well to the undamaged 'normal' nervous system.

I felt for many years that Physiotherapy lacked a methodology for working with 'normal' nervous systems and that we had not been educated in re-educating movement with people who move in habitual learned patterns which can lead to problems with posture, tension, pain, repetitive strain etc.

In 2008 I fortuitously came across The Feldenkrais Method and personally experienced it's powerful ability to elicit change by facilitation of Neuro-plasticity in both damaged and 'normal' nervous systems. The main premise of the Method is to help make the student/client aware of their habitual patterns of moving and giving them alternative patterns which can help them to realise their potential. This radical and unique approach could be used with any client group from young children to elite athletes. I had to learn more!

In May 2014 I graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner after training 8 weeks a year for 4 years. I now live in the South Lakes area where I am in the process of developing my Feldenkrais practice.

In my spare time I enjoy fell walking, sea kayaking and am a part-time ski instructor.

Other interests include neurology, psychology, mindfulness and transformational change and I believe that all health care should be holistic in nature.

 

Pricing:

1 hour Individual Functional Integration lesson: £45

Telephone:

0785 464 5836

Email:

stephen [dot] cheslett [at] yahoo [dot] com

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