Movement Intelligence &
Bones for Life® (BFL) 2018
Bones For Life Classes
taught by Patty Proffitt, MS, PT, BFL Teacher
Class Dates & Times for 2018 To Be Announced
Ankle and Kneeling Modified
In a Montana class the summer of 2012, a BFL Teacher in Training was attending Segment II and III to gather some momentum towards his mentoring and practice teaching requirements. He had had a very serious ankle injury about 3 years earlier in which he fractured both his fibula and tibia several inches above the ankle joint. He has quite a bit of hardware with plates and screws present and continues to have restrictions at his ankle joint inhibiting his ability to carry out some processes, especially Ankle in Kneeling.
This ankle injury has impacted his movement capacity and in a generalized way has caused his joints to stiffen throughout his spine and elsewhere distant to the injury. He is also aware of a traumatic component, as he was actually in the emergency room for four days after the injury, before the hospital was able to get him to surgery for the fracture.
What is of most interest is that the modifications we came up with for his ankle problem did not directly address or change anything at the ankle itself. It changed the challenge on his system as a whole by lessening the demand required from his spinal component. This in turn allowed him the gift of incremental learning and with the optimal position and support he was able to make changes that were more global in nature. At the end of the process, he not only noticed increased Range of Motion in his ankle, but he also had more ease and fluidity when going from the floor to standing, increased arm swing, and other indications of improvement during gait.
I was able to record Rod White doing these modifications, while I am talking him through the process. Please watch the brief video above of Rod’s movement explorations. It is fun to watch him going through such a rich learning experience and to hear his report of the changes in his own words. I think that Ruthy’s reference of creating “Greenhouse Conditions for Learning” come to mind while watching this short video.
Denise Deig, Bones for Life Teacher & Trainer
Bones for Life® is an Upright Evolution of
Moshe Feldenkrais’ Work
2018 Movement Intelligence (MI) Classes
taught by Denise Deig, MS, PT,
Senior Movement Intelligence Trainer
In 2018 I will continue to offer the Movement Intelligence Series which will include material primarily from Bones for Life, but will also include certain Processes from the Walk for Life & Chairs Programs. These classes are primarily designed for the Public and those who wish to continue their ongoing exploration of Bones and other Movement Intelligence Programs. These classes will also qualify and are recommended for those completing their Mentoring hours to become a Bones for Life Teacher.
Spring & Summer Movement Intelligence
4 Week Series
Thursdays 12 noon - 1:30 pm
March 8th - 29th, 2018
July 5th -26th, 2018
Classes are 1 1/2 hours each day
Location is Denise's Indianapolis Studio
Space is Limited, Please Register Today!!!
Contact Denise Deig at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Cost: $100 per Series
Please specify which Series you wish to attend.
“The more your posture improves the stronger your bones become. When your movement is coordinated as nature meant, the very weight of your body itself spontaneously works to strengthen bone in the activities of daily life.
Quote by Ruthy Alon, Founder of Bones for Life