Research participants with spinal cord injuries needed

Do you have a spinal cord injury (SCI) or know someone who does and who might like to participate in a research project?

Research aim: To evaluate the effect of a Feldenkrais® programme on people with SCI.
I am a PhD student looking for volunteers with SCI who would be interested in taking part in a Feldenkrais® movement programme. Participants would be adults with SCI who can get on and off the floor. If you would like to find out more, please contact me.

What is the Feldenkrais® Method?
The Feldenkrais® Method is a form of movement education designed to improve balance and ease of movement. For more information visit www.neuroplasticity.co.nz and/or www.feldenkrais.org.nz 

Participants’ involvement
If you decide to take part, your involvement would be about 50 hours over a 6 ½ month period between June and mid-December 2017. You will be asked to attend 3 interviews and a 12 week Feldenkrais® group programme (2 hours/week with a 1 week break in the middle), complete questionnaires on symptoms and take part in postural stability and ease of function tests. You can withdraw from the study at any time.

Contact details
Cindy Allison, School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury
Phone: 364-2987 ext 8397; 351-2000
E-mail: lucinda.allison@pg.canterbury.ac.nz