DR. FARIAS' METHOD
WORKSHOPS & LECTURES...
The work of Dr. Farias is based on the principle that the most important thing is how the brain perceives the body's movements. Changing these perceptions, it is possible to reduce the undesired tensions and improve your movements very quickly.
The method allows you to unlock your movements to discover your own way to use your abilities most creatively and efficiently.
The exercises are integrated into everyday practice, and you will see your movement through a new perspective.
Dr. Farias' neuroplastic training has been applied successfully to the treatment of Focal Dystonia in musicians, athletes and artists, and other Focal Dystonias as, Embouchure dystonia, Surgeon's dystonia, Blepharospasm, Writers' cramp, Hand Dystonia and Ankle Dystonia.
fMRI images have shown that after completing the training, normal cortical activity in the brains of patients was restored.
The fMRI below shows intense activity in the motor and sensory cortex of both hemispheres when a musician tried to move his right-hand fingers and wrist exhibiting involuntary dystonic movements.
NORMALIZATION OF ACTIVITY AFTER RETRAINING
The musician was asked to perform the same motion as in the first fMRI (above). This time he was able to perform it with the very same accuracy that he did prior to the onset of dystonia; no technical change was required. The image obtained during this action (below) shows less cortical area activity and does not show bilateral (both hemispheres) activation. This image corresponds to the expected image for this movement in a healthy subject.
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