Saturday, September 27, 2014

I can help your shoulder pain!

James Speer

Greetings health enthusiast friend!

Good news!  I am here to rescue you from your shoulder injury or pain!

Whoa!  I should first politely say, ...

I hope you all had a wonderful, enjoyable and active summer.  If it was "too active", or more than you could handle, please feel free to come in and see me.  Whether it's because of your tennis elbow, swimmer's shoulder, "computer user" carpal tunnel wrist pain, housemaid knee, runner's knee, or for your "office chair sitting" sore neck or back, I can provide you with hands-on Feldenkrais Movement Re-Education work for your body in order to learn a new pattern for movement.  Or, more simply, for body pain relief and healing.

If it's been a while since you've been in, you might be interested for coming in for your "fun maintenance session".  As a long-standing client of mine likes to say, "Even a Mercedes needs a tune-up."  :-)

You’ll recall that I have previously sent you information regarding Peer-Reviewed studies on how Feldenkrais is beneficial for various pains and anomalies.  This month, I would like to inform you of another Peer-Reviewed Research article that destines Feldenkrais as being marvelous for curbing shoulder pain.  Check out:

Lundblad I. Elert J. Gerdle B. Randomized controlled trial of physiotherapy and Feldenkrais interventions in female workers with neck-shoulder complaints. [Journal Article: Clinical Trial] Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 1999 Sep; 9(3): 179-94. (46 ref). Peer Reviewed.

The present study aimed to investigate whether Feldenkrais interventions resulted in a reduction of complaints from the neck and shoulders (prevalence, pain intensity, sick leave, and disability in leisure and work roles) in 97 female industrial workers.

The study group of individuals showed significant decreases in complaints from neck and shoulders and in disability during leisure time, as well as positive changes in complaints after the Feldenkrais intervention.


Here’s one link for this informative article.:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1021301801292

     


As a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of over 20 years of clinical experience, I can give you the sensory-motor experience of being able to move easily, comfortably, and freely without feeling pain or discomfort.  If you’re not sure what I mean by having the wonderful sensory motor experience of being able to move without your existing neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, or wrist pain, after your 35 minute hands-on session with me, you’ll definitely feel what I mean.


Please give me a call at tel. 310-395-1952 to say Hello! to relaxing and Good-bye! to stiffness and pain.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

To your great health!
James

Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com
www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ300

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM

Friday, August 29, 2014

What to expect in your first visit with me

James Speer

Greetings to you friend,

I applaud your wise life decision to invest in your health and well being by seeing a health practitioner.  To give you a little heads up in what to expect in your first session with me, firstly, I normally ask a new client in the beginning of their first visit with me to ...


"Please tell me a little about yourself and what I can do for you.  ..."  Often times, people tell me that they are here in my office to see me because they have, for instance, neck pain or back pain or shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, or wrist pain. 

I do not, per say, work with pain, but instead, as a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, I do Movement Education.  Thus, I refocus any perceived structural or pain issues into the context of functionality or movement.

Therefore, I might follow-up by asking the client, "What is it, in your experience, that tells you that you have pain?"  They might say, for instance, "Now it hurts me when I hit my tennis forehand."  Or, "When I lift my child my back hurts."  "My right wrist hurts me when typing at the computer."  "I am uncomfortable while sitting at the computer."  "My knee hurts when I run."  "Now I feel this pain in my hip when I walk."  "Walking seems to be hard for me now.  It sometimes feels like it's a struggle.  I even feel a little off balance.  Walking is now just uncomfortable for me."

These are just some examples of how I then will begin to place our session together within the context or perspective of working with you, the client, in order to improve your, for instance, tennis stroke, or to be better organized to be able to lift more efficiently, or to be able to type on the keyboard without pain, or to be able to sit more comfortably ... or to be able to walk more comfortably, etc.

 If you are a performer or athlete, who is not in any pain, you may wish to see me in order to refine your movement, that is, to improve the form for your sport more efficiently.

Or, you may be interested in seeing me for, not necessarily any types of pain or movement issues, but simply for a relaxing, stress-breaker, rejuvenating session.

You may find it helpful before seeing me to look at the following video to see me working with, for instance, a client with back pain.

http://feldenkraisjamesspeer.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html


I look forward to seeing you.

All the best to you.  Take good care,
James


Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com
www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ300

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

80 Years Young Woman dances so beautifully!


Dear Friends,

Greetings to you all!

Check out this wonderfully vibrant 80 year old woman as she performs a marvelous dance on "Britain's got talent".  With such grace, agility, and energy, I think that she dances better than a lot of people in their 20's.


80 years old Woman amazing dance in britains got talent 2014


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjsF0Y5YMes




As an associate of mine put it so well, "Amazing. Tears in my eyes… such an inspiration."

Evidently, this shows that age is definitely just a number.

May you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

James


Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com
www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ30

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Feldenkrais® for Dancing

         


Greetings Health Enthusiast ...  and Dancer!!

Happy May to you!  When you think of the month of May, you may think of ... sunshine ... the outdoors ... or spring time.

What else do you think of?  You possibly think of ...  beauty ... getting outside and having fun, doing what you like to do.  You possibly associate May with the month of having the ideal temperature.  That is, without actually breaking too deep of a sweat, it feels like just the right amount of warmth or heat.

After shivering and quivering during the nightly Jack Frost from winter, with the arrival of the beautiful month of May, you possibly think of moving, blooming, blossoming, coming of age, a new life, a new season, coming alive!

It stands to reason that the month of May was named for the Greek goddess, Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

For the partiers among us, as every bar and club owner is grateful for, we all look forward to having fun, a.k.a. "Goin' nuts!", on Cinco de Mayo.

This leads to ... when you think of May, you think of parties, coming to life ... indoors as well as outdoors ... in someone's living room, an auditorium, or on the beach, or in the woods.  ...  You think of dancing!  ...  by yourself, or in a group circle.

For all you dancers, that's everyone of us ... from the beginner ballet student ... to the night club socialite ... to the solitary, closed-bedroom-door dancer  ...  to the professional dancer, you are maybe aware of how Feldenkrais can improve your dancing mobility.  Its enhanced coordination development, Feldenkrais Movement Education has even helped to prolong the life of professional dancers' careers.

It's always a pleasure to see how Feldenkrais can wonderfully, gently soften or open up a dancer's hips, as well as give them a greater sense of refined, quality movement within their dancing repertoire.
 
Feldenkrais's merits for injury prevention are well known within the dance world.  In addition to consistently being mentioned within Dance Magazine for the last 35 years, just take a look at a fraction of the total Research that has been done, below, which references the benefits of Feldenkrais for improving dancing, some even being Peer-Reviewed.
Batson, Glenna. Revisiting Overuse Injuries in Dance in View of Motor Learning and Somatic Models of Distributed Practice. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 2007, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p70 6p. Peer Reviewed.
Ryding C. Rudebeck CE. Mattsson B. Body awareness in movement and language: concordance and disparity. [Journal Article: Research] Advances in Physiotherapy. 2004; 6(4): 158-65. (18 ref). Peer Reviewed

Bruce, F.M. Making sense in movement : the dynamics of self-learning and self-change. [Microform Thesis or Dissertation] Kinesiology Publications, University of Oregon Eugene, OR, 2004, 3 microfiche (234 fr.)

Nordin, Sanna M., Cumming, Jennifer. The Development of Imagery in Dance. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 2006, Vol. 10 Issue 1/2, p21 7p. Peer Reviewed.

Phillips-Silver, Jessica. On the Meaning of Movement in Music, Development and the Brain. Contemporary Music Review, 2009, Vol. 28(3): 293-314.




If you are interested in how I, as an Injury Rehab Therapist as well as hands-on Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, can give your body the sensory-motor experience of being able to dance more gracefully and efficiently, please call me at tel. 310-395-1952.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.

"Health is all that Matters!"  The best in health to you!

Happy May!

James



Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ30

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The "2-Minute Feldenkrais Miracle" to Free Up Your Stiff Neck

Dear health enthusiast friend!

Greetings to you!

I am happy to report to you that my video which I produced and uploaded onto YouTube in order to help you combat neck pain and neck stiffness, titled
The "2-Minute Feldenkrais Miracle" to Free Up Your Stiff Neck, has now passed the 10,000 mark!

Since I originally put this video up on YouTube last summer, I am honored with "10,000 hits", rather, 10,000 viewers have tuned in to it.

I am elated that 10,000 of you have allowed me to come in to your homes in order to help you take better care of your body.  I thank you for your trust.

My neck video can be seen at the following URL address on YouTube.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM


Please feel free to continue to use my video for your great health and comfort. 

After all, as my motto since the 90's pervades,
"Health is all that Matters!"

For a healthy, full, 40-minute, hands-on, uplifting, Feldenkrais treatment by me to completely address your neck or back pain, please contact me at tel.
310-395-1952.


FYI.  I might add that a full 40-minute Feldenkrais treatment has been proven to do wonders for combating your neck pain as has been scientifically validated and documented in the following, eye-opening, four Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Publications.:


Ruth S, Kegerreis S. Facilitating Cervical Flexion Using a Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement. Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy16(1): 25-29, 1992. Peer Reviewed.


Lundblad I. Elert J. Gerdle B. Randomized controlled trial of physiotherapy and Feldenkrais interventions in female workers with neck-shoulder complaints. [Journal Article: Clinical Trial] Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 1999 Sep; 9(3): 179-94. (46 ref). Peer Reviewed.


Emerich KA. Nontraditional tools helpful in the treatment of certain types of voice disturbances. [23 refs]. [Journal Article. Review. Review: Tutorial] Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. 11(3):149-53, 2003 Jun. Peer Reviewed.
Miller TM. Decision Making Processes of Physical Therapists and Feldenkrais® Practitioners. PhD dissertation, Temple University, 2007; Advisors: Shepard KF, Stephens J, Hack L.


Please feel free to forward on this spectacular information pertaining to Peer-Reviewed Research, as well as my YouTube neck video, to any of your friends, family, or associates that are currently experiencing neck issues and you feel could greatly benefit from learning how to alleviate their neck pain and stiffness.

Please remember for any activity you choose to enjoy or safely indulge in, that I am your "Safety Buffer".  Subsequently, "Sometimes even a Mercedes needs a tune-up".  :-)

I can give you the sensory-motor experience of being able to move easily and comfortably without pain!

Call me to enjoy your wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating Feldenkrais session today at tel. 310-395-1952.


Say, Hello! to Relaxing, and Goodbye! to Stiffness and Pain.

All the best to you in great health!

James

G
uan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com

www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ30

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM

James Speer

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, on Feldenkrais®

Dear health enthusiast friend!

Springtime greetings to you!  The beautiful Spring has definitely arrived here into our marvelous SoCal playground!  Although we are fortunate to be able to relish in relatively nice weather all year round, now, especially, you can enjoy walking, running, hiking, swimming, surfing, playing tennis, basketball, or even horse-play with your children (or grandchildren), preferably outside.

Some of you are familiar with the renown natural health advocate, Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.  I am grateful how Dr. Weil has frequently espoused the virtues and health benefitis of Feldenkrais® since the 1990’s in his popular newsletter, “Self Healing”,
as well as within his article, "The Feldenkrais Method: Moving with Ease", which he published in 1998.
Dr. Weil often recommends trying Feldenkrais for the treatment of several kinds of injuries.

I am honored to share with you one of his most recent articles, "The Feldenkrais Method®", 2011.  Just click on the URL link below.
http://www.feldenkraiscentre.com/pdfs/Weil2011.pdf


Please remember that when resuming any new activity that you’ve been away from for a while, to always play within your fun range of comfort when you first start out again.  If you find that you have otherwise "overdone it", please feel free to call upon me for a relaxing, healing Feldenkrais treatment.

"Sometimes even a Mercedes needs a tune-up".  :-)



Happy Spring!  Enjoy the awesome sunshine!

All the best to you in great health!

James

G
uan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ30

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM

James Speer

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Life can be a playground!


Greetings to you my health enthusiast friends!

Hey guys, check out this inspiring video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUf72dLf22c  (7 minutes 49 seconds)

Neverleavetheplayground.com  Growing Bolder Video Interview

Look how youthful and agile this attractive man in his early 70's, "Steve Jepson", looks, feels, moves, and acts.

There's obviously something to "playing", that is, to take any type of activity or action and see how you can spin a different variety to it.  The bottom line is for you to have fun in what you're doing.

A great attitude on life, with the energy of a young man in his 20's, look how creative and innovative this eclectic guy, Steve Jepson, is!

He's got an interesting website at www.neverleavetheplayground.com

If some of Steve's activities seem too intense or difficult, as an alternative, you can start out and do, as he says, just a little of it.  As long as you are having fun, that in itself is good enough.

As Steve infers, you can design the course that he is seen using, or the toys that he is seen playing with, or the other objects that he is seen exploring and having fun with, to be smaller or shorter or lighter or slower, etc.

If you want to eventually do more, you can progress gradually, easily, and comfortably, little by little, at your own leisurely pace.

If you need help in learning how to re-design or revise your, rather than saying "workout routine", but instead, as I like to refer to it, your "funtime play activity groove", I can help you with this.

Please feel free to contact me at tel. 310-395-1952.

All the best to you in great health!  Take good care,

James

Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com
www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"

To see what I do as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNi-ilCJ30

For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM
James Speer