Center of Motion

Candy Conino

Candy Conino

Center of Motion offers solutions to people of all ages who want less pain and more agility, balance, power, and speed. 

Our clients learn to become connoisseurs of their own movement.  They learn to cultivate a deep awareness of all of their movement and postural habits. Clients become masters of their own motion and motivations, and learn to self-organize all of their bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues for intention and purpose.

Candy Conino

Candy Conino is a physical therapist (UNC-CH ’83) and a Feldenkrais® teacher. She specializes in treating people with complex pain and movement disorders. In 1992 she decided that standard rehabilitation efforts were not quite enough, and began her professional study of movement and awareness. She's been in private practice since 1995, working with people of all ages and abilities to restore them to pain free balance, grace, and power.

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Feldenkrais

We use movement to deepen awareness, ands invite awareness to self-organize movements.

What does Awareness have to do with Movement?

Humans learn to filter out sensory information at a very early age. We put our babies in shoes as soon as they start to walk, which protects their tender feet and robs their brains of a neurological feast as all 26 bones of the feet and the different textures of the floor create patterns of stability and balance. We put school children in hard desks and demand that they stay put so they must learn to block out the discomfort in order to survive and thrive. We put ourselves in seats that are uncomfortable, shoes that pinch, and clothing that demands that we suck our bellies in, thrust our chests out, and pin our shoulders back so we look confident and competent. In order to cope with a demanding world, we become experts at blocking out the messages from our remarkable sensory system, until something breaks down and we can no longer continue to ignore the signs and soldier on.

Our clients become experts on themselves.... expert at detecting their own habits of sensing, feeling, and moving. At Center of Motion, clients learn how to recapture those vital sensory motor capacities that seem to have been lost along the way, and to create new postural and movement habits.

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