Peripheral Neuropathy, Balance and Falling

Can you explain how skin affects balance? It is commonly known that loss of joint range of motion in the foot, ankle, hip and spine can impact one’s balance1-3, especially when trying to walk across an uneven parking lot, the backyard, down a gravel driveway or climbing up the stairs. But how can the skin [...]

By | 2018-11-09T14:03:57-05:00 November 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Oxford Presentation Video: Bones for Life Research for Seniors outlined

Here we offer our powerpoint presentation. If you enjoy video, watch. If you would rather read, scroll down a bit and I have also outlined the research in writing with a link to the abstract. Our mission at Integrative Learning Center is to nurture the health and development of individuals enabling them to serve [...]

By | 2019-08-08T16:31:50-05:00 September 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the physical and psychological benefits, if any, of a relatively new somatic education program called Bones for Life®. Methods: Twenty-five [...]

By | 2019-08-08T16:33:33-05:00 September 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 | 2017-10-30T11:19:40-05:00 June 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 | 2017-08-16T14:06:11-05:00 October 4th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Total Joint Replacement: Hip and Knee

Over the last 40 years, and certainly most recently, advances in surgical techniques allow persons suffering from severe knee or hip pain to return to active lives through Total Joint Replacement (TJR). TJR is a surgical procedure in which arthritic or damaged joint surfaces are removed and replaced with an artificial joint or "prosthesis". The [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:29:47-05:00 February 20th, 2008|Blog|0 Comments

Spine Surgery

Why Spine Surgery? Many conditions or dysfunctions of the spine may ultimately require spinal surgery. In these cases, bed rest, medications, physical therapy, bracing or other medical options may not have been successful or perhaps the condition is too severe to respond to conservative treatment. The point is that you may have a student in [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:32:28-05:00 February 19th, 2008|Blog|0 Comments

Spinal Disc Disease

Many terms are used to describe disc disorders of the spine which leads to confusion even among professionals.1 Let's begin by describing normal disc anatomy and proceed to various common pathologies. You may find use of Integrative Learning Center of Mid-America's online animation library particularly helpful as you read this article. See the Spine Condition [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:32:14-05:00 February 19th, 2008|Blog|0 Comments

Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis indicates a narrowing of the space in which the spinal cord resides. This narrowing of the spine can compress the spinal cord (SC) or the nerves exiting the spinal canal1. Narrowing can occur throughout the spine but is most commonly found in the vulnerable joints of the neck or lower [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:33:06-05:00 February 13th, 2008|Blog|0 Comments


What is Spondylolithesis? Spondylolithesis results when a vertebral dysfunction occurs, usually at the articulating processes or joints between two vertebral levels, and one vertebrae slips forward over the vertebra beneath it. This most often occurs in the lumbar spine resulting in a narrowing of the vertebral foramen through which the spinal cord passes.1 You may [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:34:40-05:00 February 13th, 2008|Blog|0 Comments