Using the Feldenkrais Method® , Jeanne Hills, PT, GCFP, specializes in helping chronic and complicated pain patients reach their full potential and reclaim control over their lives through the freedom and ease of movement most of us knew as children.

The technique repairs connections between the motor cortex and the body by retraining movement patterns. The method is based on the principles of neurology, physics and physiology. Feldenkrais® eliminates the bad habits in movement that often create pain, replacing them with new, good habits.

The Feldenkrais Method® is an innovative way of
learning to move again — focusing on simple, gentle
and pain-free “movement explorations.”

The Feldenkrais® Method is a gentle and effective technique created by European scientist and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1950s, after a repetitive knee injury left him facing surgery.

Instead, he developed an incredible high-end technique used today by everyone from professional athletes and dancers toregular folks with good old fashioned neck and back pain. In fact, it can help for every type of physical pain you can imagine.

At our office, Jeanne Hills, licensed physical therapist, teaches the gentle Feldenkrais® movements, which are then practiced by the patient at home. As the brain and nervous system are trained to move properly, new muscle memory is created, posture is improved, and pain disappears.

Jeanne is the only physical therapist in the Valley that has completed the 4-year degree to become a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and uses Functional Integration® with every physical therapy patient.

Jeanne’s motto is, “Don’t move into more pain!” Physical Therapy has a general reputation as being painful — not at our office. Jeanne takes a meditative approach, allowing muscle tension to release and movement to increase gradually. The movements should be slow and easy, staying within the patient’s pain constraints.

“Movement is Life. Life is a process.
Improve the quality of the process and
you improve the quality of life itself.”
— Moshe Feldenkrais

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes are verbally directed movement explorations based on developmental movements, ordinary functional activities, or abstract explorations of joint, muscular and postural relationships. The easy movements gradually evolve into greater range and complexity. Emphasis is placed on not moving into discomfort, and afterward participants report feeling lighter and taller, with free and easy movement.

Feldenkrais® improves posture, coordination, flexibility and athletic movement. Patients of any age can benefit from this method. We have incredible success with pain patients using the Feldenkrais® Method.

Note: Most insurance plans cover physical therapy. If you have had trouble getting chiropractic coverage in the past, think about coming in to see Jeanne for physical therapy instead. Call your insurance company to see if you’re covered.

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Jeanne Hills is in-network with BLUE CROSS, CIGNA, AETNA, OPTUM, UNITED, HUMANA, and MEDICARE.

 
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Gentle Therapy

Physical Therapy made gentle and effective…
Feldenkrais Method®

Using the Feldenkrais Method, Jeanne Hills, PT, GFCP, specializes in helping chronic and complicated pain patients reach their full potential and reclaim control over their lives through the freedom and ease of movement most of us knew as children.

Developed in the 1950s and 60s by Israeli physicist and biomechanical engineer Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has been changing people’s lives for over 60 years.

Jeanne is the only physical therapist in the Valley that has completed the 4-year professional training program to become a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and teaches the Functional Integration® sessions at our office.

The Feldenkrais Method is an
innovative way of learning to move
again — focusing on simple, gentle and
pain-free “movement explorations.”

Jeanne Hills is in-network with BLUE CROSS, CIGNA, AETNA, OPTUM, UNITED, HUMANA, and MEDICARE.

Arizona Pain & Posture handles Worker’s Comp cases through AZ Risk Management, SW Risk Management, Travelers, Chartis, Corvel Enterprise Comp, Rising Medical Solutions/Copper Point, FCS Administrators, Hartford SW, Industrial Network Solutions, Dept of Labor, NY State Fund, Perma/Corvel Corp, SCF, Sedgewick CMS, Industrial Commission of AZ, York Risk Services, 3-hab, AMRRP, BNSF Railway Co., Farmers Insurance, Medical Administrators Inc., One Beacon, Paradigm, Zurich, and others.


Corrective Exercises

Here at Arizona Pain & Posture, we specialize in corrective exercises to assist you with any pain that you may be experiencing.

Corrective exercises can help make any pain that you are experiencing go away and stay away. These exercises will strengthen and correct the irregularities of your body which may be causing your pain. Most of these exercises are able to be performed in the comfort of your own home. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles or connective tissues that are out of place can also cause pain.

There are also other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. These pains are caused by muscles and tissues that are not properly aligned. Overtime, this can cause injury. Feeling aligned will help your body achieve balance and true health.

It is important to do each rehabilitation exercise regularly. Strengthening weak areas and regaining lost strength will have you well on your way to feeling better.

These exercises typically combine stretching, aerobic conditioning, and strengthening exercises. These plans are all customized for your mobility level and pain level. Being able to implement and execute the exercises properly is very important to your entire healing process.

If you have any questions about corrective exercises, contact us today at (480) 585-0252.