Key Features

  • Provides usable, practical information about movement and motor control.
  • Written in easy to understand language, with well-illustrated concepts.
  • Advocates the use of non-traditional movement systems, especially Feldenkrais principles, as well as Tai Chi, in a physical therapy setting.
  • Presents a view of lumbo-pelvic function that emphasizes control and movement of the pelvis and low back by the legs, rather than the belly/back muscles as prime movers.
  • Introduces the concept of the pelvic force couple, a fundamental building block of human movement and a prime factor in many common musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Promotes a view of knee and foot function that emphasizes control of the knee and foot from the larger muscles of the hip and thigh.
  • Suggests exercising in reciprocating patterns of movement rather than just in the "correct" direction - a technique for teaching and facilitating awareness.
  • Explains many movement patterns and movement dysfunctions in terms of relationships among parts, describing concepts of global and differentiated patterns of movement and posture.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Motor Learning

2. Influencing Motor Behavior

3. The Early Worm

4. The Maturing Worm

5. The Worm Acquires Legs

6. Outsmarting Lower Back Pain

7. A Leg to Stand On


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© 2006
Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Gordon Browne

Affiliations and Expertise

Guild Certified Feldenkreis Practitioner; Private practitioner in Washington