Story of Jack: A Veteran’s Recovery and Rehabilitation
Dancing with Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®
Jack was a 29-year-old veteran injured in the Iraq war. He lost his right leg and a portion of his pelvis.
After an extended period of medical care, including surgeries to rebuild his pelvis, he was fitted with a prosthetic leg. Despite many hours of therapy done by highly skilled and dedicated therapists, Jack was unable to use the prosthesis due to pain and lack of dexterity.
During his first Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® session, Jack was asked to lie down during the whole lesson. Instead of trying to get him to stand and use the prosthesis, we led Jack through gentle and varied movements where he got the opportunity to feel subtle changes and new sensations in his body.
This approach provided his brain with new information, helping it to figure out how to better control his injured body.
At the end of the first lesson, Jack was able to stand and even take a few steps with the prosthesis, completely pain free.
A few sessions later, he took the friend who introduced him to this Method dancing!
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