by Dr. Norman Doidge for
the National Post, October 6, 1999

Anyone who is subject to the grim tug of gravity might count themselves lucky that one day, about 50 years ago, Moshe Feldenkrais, in his late thirties, while standing on a wet subma- rine deck, slipped and aggravat- ed an old knee injury. They should also be grateful to the doctors who told him he would never walk again without surgery (surgery that offered only a 50% cure rate), because Feldenkrais decided to fix him- self, and invented a new treat- ment in the process.