Hope is a 72 year old female who suffered a brain bleed and stroke four years ago. There was spasticity and general weakness of the right side arm and leg. And her main complaint was she could not use her right hand and arm.
When I first saw her in late May, her right arm was drawn tightly into her body and she couldn’t open her hand from a clenched fist. The right arm appeared limp, and there was numbness on the entire right side of her body.
Since seeing her for a few months, she is is much improved according to her and her physical therapist. Her arm, instead of looking weak and mangled and drawn into her body, can rest more comfortably at her side. Then numbness has been replaced with more feeling and sensation. She now can open her hand and extend her fingers, so that she is able to reach for objects, and is more coordinated.
Moreover she has a greater sense of well being throughout her Self.
I believe the fact that she continues to report improvement three months later attests to the efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method; a method that improves coordination and supports the treatment of neurological and orthopedic conditions.