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Submitted on: 26-04-2012; Answers: 3; Tagged under: Feldenkrais Method Joint Pain       ✘ Report abuse
Q I injured my neck in September last year and about a month afterwards, I started getting crushing knee numbness/pain. It would only occur when I was driving or sitting at my desk (in 'proper' postural positions). I tore my calf muscle in December (other leg), and while I recuperating from that, I had no knee pain at all. The pain returned in March. I have been having physiotherapy since then - back adjustments help (there appears to be a very tight area above my pelvis at the back), and the physio has been focussing on a tight IT band and large knot in the IT band on the problem leg. Acupuncture provides temporary relief. My pelvis is not in alignment - when I lie flat for yoga, it is not flat on the mat. It appears that my tight muscles or way of moving is moving my pelvis back into its dysfunctional position and the pain continues. Can Feldenkrais help with this? Are there other therapies that may encourage my pelvis back into alignment - and to stay there? Thanks

A Feldenkrais is definitely worth considering. It will address the "staying there" part of sorting your pelvis explicitly - by addressing the whole body movement pattern. It sounds like local work on the pain site is not sticking so you have to look further afield.

Also consider a combined body mind approach - I often use NLP in conjunction with Feldenkrais Awareness through movement, so that we are covering as many angles as possible.
If there are other injuries in your history consider ConTact C.A.R.E - great with impact injuries hiding away from the pain site.

Answered by: Release Body Therapy and NLP Coaching; Answered on: 12-04-2013;      ✘ Report abuse
A Greetings - so sorry to hear about your dilemma. This was several weeks ago, and perhaps you have sorted this out. If not, I would be happpy to help. Often, knee pain is the result of a combination of dysfunction in the pelvis AND THE FEET with the knee having to compensate for both. Also, foot dysfunction (over pronation that is worse on one side) can be the cause of muscle imbalance, strain and pain. Give me a call if you want to consult with me on this. I am a Chiropractor with specialist training in biomechanics and orthotics as well as Chiropractic techniques. Cheers and all the best. 09 522 0222
Answered by: The Gait Doctor; Answered on: 21-06-2012;      ✘ Report abuse
A Hello, Osteopathy is a form of treatment that directly addresses alignment and mobility issues. This will address your pelvis. Advice on posture and how your use your body will keep it aligned. As far as your knee is concerned knee pain can be local or referred from your hips or low back. You may be receiving relief from back adjustments because this is primarily where your symptoms are coming from but your pelvic alignment may be causing continued issues with your low back. I offer free spinal checks if you want another opinion.
Answered by: Ellerslie Osteopaths; Answered on: 18-05-2012;      ✘ Report abuse
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