Moshe Feldenkrais D.Sc. (1904-1984),
Moshe Feldenkrais the originator of the Feldenkrais Method, was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. He earned his D.Sc. in Physics from the Sorbonne and was a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris, where they conducted research together. He was also a respected Judo instructor and author of many books on the subject.
Living in England in the 1940s, Feldenkrais found himself unable to walk after suffering a serious knee injury. He began an intense exploration into the relationship between bodily movement and healing, feeling, thinking, and learning. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries culminating in the development of the method that bears his name.
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