It is rare to work with a practitioner who has such a deep understanding of both neuroscience and physical therapy. I am a retired physician, now learning to cope with a new reality of Parkinson’s Disease. This is causing painful rigidity, dystonic muscle cramps and reduced mobility. My brain isn’t sending the right signals to my body, which isn’t listening. Over the years I’ve pursued many different movement and mindfulness options: yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais. Andy’s classes in somatic education have been the most useful for my current challenges. Andy’s calm instructions helped me to learn how to relax my body and move more easily. I was impressed by the care Andy took with all of his students in class, suggesting modifications and adjustments as needed.
I would highly recommend Andy Schaefer for both somatic education and for physiotherapy!