Cynthia Allen

About Cynthia Allen

Cynthia is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, a Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence, and a co-creator of Integral Human Gait theory. By day, she helps children and adults find easier ways to navigate life challenges and thrive. By night, she is dreaming up new options for how we can all become more fully human through awareness, curiosity, elegance and action. Cynthia is in private practice at in Cincinnati, Ohio

Research Abstract: Alternative Movement Program in Geriatric Rehabilitation: Bones for Life®

Authors: Montgomery CA, Allen CM, Farber SD, Farber MO Download the Entire Paper [pdf] Abstract There is limited quantitative research in the field of somatic education. This pilot study aimed to assess the physical and psychological benefits, if any, of a relatively new somatic education program called Bones for Life®. Methods: Twenty-five participants, with a [...]

By |2022-12-01T09:24:00-05:00September 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Walk like an Upside-Down Pendulum

The walk of the African water carriers inspired Ruthy Alon as she created Bones for Life. She shares seeing the easy grace with which these women moved under a load, as well as reading early research on their low bone density and low fracture rates. She further indicates that she deciphered the movement skills of [...]

By |2017-10-30T11:19:40-04:00June 12th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Reviewing and Using Research

Americans perk up when they hear about the newest research findings, and yet, many of us have a love/hate relationship with research. Just when we change our lives to incorporate that oh-so-interesting-finding, another study is published that seems to contradict it. This article aims to help us make research an ally by informing how to [...]

By |2017-08-16T14:06:11-04:00October 4th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Bone Mineral Density

In order to understand the basics of Bone Mineral Density (BMD), it is helpful to simplify it for those of us without a medical or scientific background. Having said this, it is important to say that much can be lost in the simplification. For a thorough understanding, one must look at the quality of the [...]

By |2017-08-03T06:40:47-04:00November 22nd, 2007|Blog|0 Comments

The Birth of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia As Diagnoses

In 1992, the World Health Organization (WHO) Study Group on Assessment of Fracture Risk and its Application for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis met and subsequently published their findings and recommendations. The major aim of the group was to evaluate available methods for the assessment of fracture risk and how those methods could be used in screening for [...]

By |2017-08-03T06:44:08-04:00November 7th, 2007|Blog|0 Comments
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