Frank Wildman, Ph.D.
James Stephens, Ph.D., P.T., PhD

A simple ranking of conditions responsive to this form of therapy is as follows. As with all alternative therapies, use of the Feldenkrais Method does not preclude the use of mainstream medical therapies in addition.

Top level (ideally suited for these conditions):

  • Autism
  • Back pain
  • Balance problems
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Closed head injuries
  • CVA (stroke)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and neck pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Motor limitations
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Open head injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Postpartum care
  • Postsurgical tissue trauma
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Stress
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Whiplash

Second level (one of the better therapies for these conditions):

  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Lazy eye
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodic leg movement syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tinnitus

Third level (valuable adjunctive therapy for these conditions):

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Emphysema
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Vision