A flexible body is a flexible mind
and a flexible mind is a flexible body.
Movement re-education and therapy offers a unique opportunity to explore, re-pattern, and become empowered within your body through movement and gentle hands-on re-patterning. The liberation of our body from unnecessary stressors and pain due to ineffective movement patterns, alignment, and injuries can have a significant impact on the rest of our life.
Physical manifestation of stress and pain is a signal that something in your body needs support and a more efficient way of moving needs to be learned.
Areas where we feel pain and stress are not necessarily the root cause of the discomfort. Our work together in these sessions will be to identify the root causes. For example, a client may come in with lower back pain. During a session we may discover that the root of their pain is from an inefficient movement pattern originating in the feet. The lack of articulation in the feet creates a lack of mobility through the rest of the leg, and the lower back responds with pain. Once the inefficient movement pattern is identified it can be adjusted to help alleviate the pain. Another example might be a client who has headaches and social anxiety. By freeing movement in their upper neck and pelvis with gentle exercises the compression on their nerves releases and they experience more strength and self confidence, mitigating the social anxiety.
The good news is that the pathways in our neuro-muscular system are highly plastic; a combination of movement re-education that addresses injuries and inefficient habituated movement patterns, coordination activities, and bodywork can be extremely powerful in offering long-term solutions to experience more ease in your body. Additionally, movement therapy and postural alignment can be used to enhance athletic and physical practices.
Dr. Lyons is available for private sessions in his Manhattan office and for teletherapy anywhere in the world via Skype. He also makes home and corporate office visits throughout NYC. Use the button below to schedule an appointment.