Life is Better When You're Flexible
If you're struggling with reduced mobility, a lack of flexibility, stiffness, or pain, we can help. Our Certified Movement Analysts work closely with our physical therapists to get you moving again.
Located in Manhattan's Union Square, NYC
Being able to move without pain or restriction is important to your overall health and well-being. While injury may prevent unrestricted movement, we work to maximize your mobility. We encourage having an understanding so you can enjoy the best possible quality of life.
Our Certified Movement Analysts work under the close direction of our physical therapy team, using their particular and integrated knowledge of the body in motion to ensure your therapy is as beneficial as possible.
By utilizing the principles of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, our analysts educate our patients on smooth and fluid sequencing, encouraging a rich scope of their movement possibilities. This particular work is offered to enhance specific change of relationship to core, and patterning of movement.
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Who We Help:
We incorporate movement rehabilitation into most of our treatment programs due to its proven effectiveness. this program is ideally suited for:
- Anyone who wants to improve their personal understanding of their body in motion, and return to activities they enjoy.
- Movement Disorders & Neurological Disorders
- Accident injury recovery, including back, neck and hip injuries.
- Sporting injuries, including muscle sprains, spinal disc herniations, and other related injuries.
- People suffering from arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.
- People with sedentary lifestyle, including administrative and office personnel; professionals in finance and lawmakers.
Who are Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bertenieff?
Laban, a Hungarian Architect, "looked upon movement as a two way language process through which the body could communicate by giving and receiving messages. He believed that movement stems from the inter-dependence of body, mind and spirit and her understood that our inner life related to the outer world." James Fowler Physical Therapy used Laban's theory as a way to look at a patients entire body in order to understand their individual movement patterns. This understanding helps our movement staff find a proper solution to the specific problem.
Bartenieff, a student of Laban in the 1940's, applied his principles to her polio patients and dancers, but incorporated her own physical reeducation methods and developed what is now referred to as Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF). James Fowler Physical Therapy puts into practice these very fundamentals with almost all of our patients.