APTA: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more that 66,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education:
CPPSIG: California Private Practice Interest Group is a non profit special interest group for private practice physical therapists to network and stay current on issues that affect physical therapists in business.
Feldenkrais Guild of North America: The purpose of the Feldenkrais® Educational Foundation of North America (FEFNA) is to advance awareness and quality of life through research, education, and use of the Feldenkrais Method of learning through movement.
IFF: The International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF) is the coordinating organization of most Feldenkrais Guilds and Associations and other key Feldenkrais professional organizations worldwide. The aim of the International Feldenkrais Federation is the development of the international Feldenkrais community, through promoting effective co-operation and communication in the spirit of the Feldenkrais Method.
Pilates Method Alliance: The Pilates Method Alliance® is the international, not-for -profit, professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. Their mission is to protect the public by establishing certification and continuing education standards for Pilates professionals.
CCPT SUPPORTED CHARITIES:
SANTA FE ART COLONY: Once a year, the artists of the Santa Fe Art Colony open their private live/work studios to the general public. The SFAC is located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Come join us on May 16, 12-6 to discover works of over 50 artists.
LAPD Celebrity Golf Tournament: Come join CCPT to support the men and women of the LAPD; CCPT donates a booth annually to treat the golfers and offer consultations to help support the families of fallen officers.
South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation: For the South Bay support of the LAPD, CCPT donates services to assist golfers.
California Education Connection: California Education Connection brings people and knowledge together through innovative educational courses and unique networking opportunities.
Mind Body Spirit: Teacher education conference for health and wellness professionals
PT in the News: Study Finds Physical Therapy Just as Effective as Surgery in Patients with a Torn Meniscus and Arthritis of the Knee
Median Nerve Gliding: nice video showing how our median nerve glides in our fascial system
PT in the News: HealthWatch: Physical Therapy
PT in the News: HEALING
Everything You Know About Muscle is Wrong: Great article to update you on connective tissue
PT and Feldenkrais: How PT and Feldenkrais are combined
PT in the News: BALANCE
PT in the News: BACK PAIN
PT in the News: PT FOR KNEE REHAB
PT in the News: ACL REHAB
PT in the News: PT FOR SHOULDERS
PT in the News: WALL STREET JOURNAL TOUTS PT FIRST!
DAILY BREEZE: Good article on the Feldenkrais Method: methodinmotion.pdf
LA TIMES ARTICLE: EXERCISE AND AWARENESS
Article in Daily breeze about the foam roller:Daily_Breeze_Rolling_relief.pages.zip
Article in Golf for Women: golf foam roller.pdf
Article: Helping People Discover their Arms
Article: Neuroplasticity: Feldenkrais Expo
Article: Back pain and the Thoracic Spine
Article: Stress management: lengthy read, but good
Article: Fitness supports spacial memory: yet another reason to exercise
Article: What is Complex regional pain disorder? Good article on one of the many pain syndromes
Article: Nordic Walking: With roots in skiing, Nordic walking is as vigorous as running, but less stressful on the legs and knees
Article: Osteoporosis: Good to read on how to prevent osteoporosis
- Blogs: Stacy’s blog: references, links, etc.
- Stacy’s Foam Roller lecture on Gray Cook’s website
- What is the Feldenkrais Method? : video on Feldenkrais Method
- Free Feldenkrais lessons: Open ATM project : Feldenkrais lessons that are somewhat advanced but good resource if you have taken lessons before.
- Neuroplasticity and the Feldenkrais Method: National Pain Foundation’s definition of the Feldenkrais Method.
- NIH: Feldenkrais introduced to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Fascia: A fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding those structures together like plastic sandwich wraps..
- Low Stress Computing, By Ralph Strauch, PhD
Smartroller SITS and LINKS: Great kinesthetic tools that integrate Feldenkrais, PT and Pilates.
Bodyblade: A very effective therapeutic exercise tool designed by a physical therapist
Kinesiotape: Therapeutic tape designed to assist with soft tissue healing and assist with motor training
Smartspine™: The Smartspine™is a unique body and back care system designed to assist with all basic therapeutic approaches to wellness. Check out their website for more on this interesting product.
Living in Gravity: Workshop DVDs exploring balance in sitting, standing, and walking, and in transition between them
PilatesStick: Good home program device with good audiovisual references.
GREAT PILATES DVD: Risa Sheppard's workout DVD; 30 minute beginner workout and 30 minute intermediate workout. (click on the instructional video link in the on line store)
Feldenkrais products: Good site for CD’s, books, materials
Posture with a Purpose: CD’s for self care
Seeing Clearly a Feldenkrais Perspective: great resource to avoid eye strain
Excellent book on nutrition: RECIPE FOR LIFE
Mindful Spontaneity: Excellent reference for back pain management
The Brain That Changes Itself: Defines neuroplasticity and updated neuroscience
The Art of Slowing Down. A Sense-able approach to Running, by Edward Yu
Move Into Life: Good self help book by Anat Baniel
Mindsight: Dr. Dan Siegel: A groundbreaking book on the healing power of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life.
The Thinking Body by Mabel Todd: Amazing book published in the early 40’s that stands today
Low Stress Computing: Low-Stress Computing is a somatic education program which uses greater self-awareness and improved body organization to reduce the stresses which lead to RSI.
Change your Age: Using your body to stay more fit
Wherever You Go There You Are: Accessible teachings on Meditation
Walk Tall: An Exercise program for the prevention and treatment of Back Pain, Osteoporosis and the Postural changes of Aging
Aging to Saging: A profound new vision of growing older: by Zalman Schacter-Shalomi
Ageless Pilates: Excellent resource for Pilates and self awareness.
RECOMMENDED FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT:
Excellent lessons for Moving out of Pain: choose all of them or individual lessons; these are the lessons that were tailored for our research and showed measurable results for improved sleep and pain reduction; another site to check
Pain as we know it: great TED video
CCPT believes in team approaches to health care, here are some of our recommendations:
Solutions for Wellness: Solutions for Wellness is both a clinical practice and a web site to help patients suffering from chronic pain, sleep disorders and a broad variety of chronic illnesses
ACUPUNCTURISTS: click for local referrals
FELDENKRAIS® CLASSES: click for local listings
DIETITIANS: click for referrals
Craniosacral/Lymphatic drainage therapist: Karen Axelrod
Tai Chi: Raksa classes
DANCE: Dance, Fitness, Choreography: http://www.kimblank.com/
DANCE classes: Kim’s classes
RECOMMENDED SITES FOR SELF CARE:
Reji Matthew: This BLOG is dedicated to exploring themes of hope, health, disability, and wellness.
Sports Injury warnings: Good reference to screen potential injuries
Mindfulness Training: how does this work
Nordic Walking program: Includes information on technique and where classes are
Nordic walking technique on YouTube: Video on walking technique
Pool program: Good set of exercises
Fibromyalgia tool kit: Good resource for people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
Pain Monitor website: The Pain Monitor is a monthly electronic publication of the American Pain Foundation. This website will keep you abreast of recent media attention given to topics that are related to pain care or living with pain.
Excellent ATM for pain management, plus other tools
Healthcare advocacy blog: Good overall resource
Sensing Vitality: Great resource of information on sensory learning