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Are the Anat Baniel Method and Feldenkrais effective therapies for children with cerebral palsy?

Published July 2015

Download the full evidence summary PDF: Anat Baniel Method and Feldenkrais Method‌ 


Please Note: This summary was produced more than 4 years ago. Information provided may be out of date. If you think it would be helpful to update this summary please contact is at pencru@exeter.ac.uk

What were we asked?

A physiotherapist asked us if there was any evidence that The Feldenkrais Method or Anat Baniel Method are effective therapies for children with cerebral palsy.


Key findings

  • The Feldenkrais Method, and the Anat Baniel Method which is based on Feldenkrais, are therapies aimed at improving movement abilities for a wide range of people and conditions.
  • There is no research evidence to suggest that either therapy might be effective for children with cerebral palsy.


Note: This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.