The older person has a stroke: Learning to adapt using the Feldenkrais® Method

Top Stroke Rehabil. 1995 Jan;1(4):17-31. doi: 10.1080/10749357.1995.11754042.


The older person with a stroke requires adapted therapeutic interventions to take into account normal age-related changes. The Feldenkrais® Method presents a model for learning to promote adaptability that addresses key functional changes seen with normal aging. Clinical examples related to specific functional tasks are discussed to highlight major treatment modifications and neuromuscular, psychological, emotional, and sensory considerations.

Keywords: Feldenkrais Method; adaptation; balance; coordination; habits; learning; movement; neurological facilitation; posture; therapeutic exercise.