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Table 3 Top 5 most common reasons students sought Feldenkrais lessons during 2010

From: United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers®: a survey of characteristics and practice patterns

Reasons Reason 1 Reason 2 Reason 3 Reason 4 Reason 5
Main groups n = 292 n = 289 n = 265 n = 216 n = 180
Pain 62.7 38.4 24.2 16.7 13.3
Non-pain 37.3 61.6 75.8 83.3 86.7
Pain subgroups n = 183 n = 111 n = 64 n = 36 n = 24
General 73.8 45.9 42.2 38.9 20.8
Upper extremity 0.0 4.5 10.9 13.9 16.7
Lower extremity 0.5 3.6 9.4 22.2 16.7
Back 20.8 27.9 15.6 8.3 20.8
Spine, other 3.8 8.1 12.5 5.6 4.2
Upper quartera 0.0 7.2 4.7 2.8 20.8
Lower quarterb 1.1 2.7 4.7 8.3 0.0
Non-pain subgroups n = 106 n = 178 n = 201 n = 180 n = 156
Balance-posture 7.5 9 8 13.3 7.7
Developmental delay 19.8 10.1 6.5 6.1 6.4
Education 0.9 0 0.5 0 0
Emotional health 0.9 6.7 4.5 8.9 5.1
Health-wellness 3.8 10.7 10.9 8.3 17.3
Injury-surgery-trauma 12.3 13.5 14.4 11.7 8.3
Mobility 10.4 16.9 10 8.3 5.8
Neurological 10.4 12.9 16.4 12.2 16.7
Performing arts 4.7 2.8 3 2.2 1.9
Quality of life-function 8.5 6.2 6.5 7.2 5.1
Sport-athletics 4.7 1.7 8 6.1 9
Other 16 9.6 11.4 15.6 16.7
  1. Numbers and percentages of responders.
  2. aUpper quarter includes cervical, thoracic, shoulder girdle and arm combinations.
  3. bLower quarter includes lumbar, pelvic girdle and leg combinations.