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heckhheck Posts: 17
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Alternative Treatments
i would like to learn more about biomachinics and alignment, does any body know of any good book to read about this,, as i would like to learn how to line myself up a bit better in between pt visits.


  • Hi - I don't know about biomechanics specifically, however, I did a type of physical therapy called Feldenkrais, which is partly based on theories of biomechanics. Any kind of pressure or movement causes the pain in my back to increase, and whenever I have done PT (I've had about 3 sets of PT since I hurt my back) I end up hurting my back again (having an acute episode) and increasing my pain.

    Feldenkrais also ended up hurting my back if I did too much of it - but it is all based on aligning your body, and very small movements. So I still use it to find comfortable positions - and when I'm feeling out of sorts, I will lie down and really relax and work out how to position my body to reduce the pain. It is really helpful - kind of meditative - and the goal is not like regular PT of "no pain, no gain", but more that you "reduce the work" and "reduce the tension" in your body.

    I don't know any books on the subject, but you could Google "Feldenkrais" and there are links that can tell you more about it. You really need a therapist to teach you though (they taught me, plus taped the sessions so I can do them at home).

    I remember going into the center some days and feeling so "out of sorts" - not just the pain in my back, but I felt like all the ligaments in my body were tugging - and the therapist would get me lying down and position me, and do a few movements - and I would leave so relaxed and the tension gone from my body.

    Good luck!
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