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Cheryl Ilov, PT, GCFP

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Experience the healing power of movement with Cheryl Ilov, PT, GCFP.  Cheryl integrates the basic principles of many movement arts including Feldenkrais(R), Pilates, martial arts and dance with the science of physical therapy to help people of all ages and level of function move better, feel better, and get out of pain.

Under Cheryl’s guidance and supervision, you can improve your level of fitness and flexibility while eliminating unnecessary stress and strain on your muscles and joints. You can effectively eliminate back, neck, joint pain, and  significantly decrease the effects of chronic pain syndromes. You can recover quickly from injuries while preventing further injuries. You can even recover from stress and fatigue.

As an added benefit, you will lengthen and strengthen your muscles, strengthen your core, improve your posture, flexibility, balance and coordination.  You will improve your energy and endurance. You will develop longer, leaner muscles, a more youthful appearance, and the ability to more easily, regardless of your age and current level of function.

Enjoy a new sense of interest and curiosity as well as a spirit of playfulness as you release excess tension and find new ways of moving. Discover that it is possible to be fit, flexible, active and vibrant, through every stage of life. The possibilities are limitless. It’s easier than you may think, and it’s a lot of fun as well! 

Don’t wait to feel great! Call Cheryl today to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 303-752-2551

Address: 1776 S. Jackson St., Ste. 704, Denver, Co. 80210

Email: ilov96pt@msn.com

 

 

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Feldenkrais(R) Training….Litter mates and playmates….

By on April 14, 2014

I managed to survive the first week of my Feldenkrais(R) Training. It was Friday, and I was spent. The week had been full of wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn, but it was also full of many trials and challenges as well.

One of the challenges was that the beautiful dance hall that provided our training venue was having boiler issues. It wasn’t working. Most of the time we had no heat at all. On a good day we could hear the painful groans coming up from the bowels of the basement as the old boiler went through what could only be described as a mechanical death rattle.

February in Colorado is cold. But during that first training segment we were greeted with an arctic blast that would cause a polar bear to roll around in blissful ecstasy. Unfortunately, we weren’t polar bears, and we rolled around the frigid floor wrapped in multiple layers of clothing.

I wore so many layers that there were times I couldn’t sense my contact with the floor. On the other hand, I was getting pretty good at sensing my contact with my long underwear. I also developed a strategy of following the sun around the room as it came through the huge windows in an attempt to avoid hypothermia.

By Friday afternoon, the sun had gone down, the boiler had given it’s last gasp for the week, and we began our last lesson of the day. However, I was done. I had enough. I settled back on my mat wearing every layer of clothing I had with me, but I was still freezing. And very cranky. Suddenly, I remembered I had my ski parka hanging near the door.

I grabbed my parka and put it on. But, for some reason, I turned it upside down and thrust my legs into the sleeves and wrapped the body of the jacket around my hips and pelvis. Wow, why had I never thought of that before? Maybe the Feldenkrais principle of reversibility piqued my curiosity and my imagination.

I sat on my mat, ignoring the lesson and admiring my handiwork. I began moving my legs around and giggled as I saw my legs performing activities usually reserved for my arms. I remembered a silly joke from childhood. Q: Where do countries keep their armies? A: In their sleevies. That really tickled my funny bone and my giggles turned into guffaws and snorts as I tried to be quiet. I glanced up and saw a few of my litter mates grinning at me.

I flashed them a smile and waved at them with my legs. Snickers all around. Encouraged, I played with different waves and even tried a salute. Good thing I’m flexible, otherwise I might have torn a muscle. With a sudden burst of inspiration, one of my litter mates grabbed her gloves and placed them on my feet. Ooooo, that made the waving so much more interesting!

By this time the entire quadrant of the room was bubbling with laughter. We simply could not control ourselves. I laughed so hard that tears ran down my face and I thought I was going to rupture something. When we finally settled down a bit, another litter mate reached out and shook my “hand.” Boy, that did it! We completely lost all control.

I was relieved when the lesson was over and the day had ended, because I was afraid if I kept laughing that hard I would hurt myself. Or at least wet my pants. I giggled and snickered the entire way home as I maneuvered my way through Friday evening rush hour traffic. I was still giggling when I went to bed.

The point is that you have to do whatever it takes to stay warm. And sometimes you just have to celebrate your silly side. It’s good to play and frolic with your litter mates. Most of all, if this is what Feldenkrais does for a person, I was all in, and I was ready for more. After a week of ups and downs, I sure ended on a high note. However, what happened the next day was even more interesting.

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Feldenkrais(R) Training, and rolling the ball….

By on April 7, 2014

By the third day of my Feldenkrais Training, I was exhausted. I wasn’t sure I would make it through the day, let alone the rest of the week. But, true to form, my incomparable stubbornness kicked into high gear. I’d

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The power of positive thinking….

By on April 2, 2014

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.” -Helen Keller We all know the power of positive thinking, but sometimes it’s a little difficult to stay positive when we’re confronted with life’s challenges. I especially

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Feldenkrais(R) Training…..My spine is fine!

By on March 31, 2014

After my little romantic interlude with the dance floor on the second day of my Feldenkrais(R) training, I started to loosen up a little. My nervous system was ready for the next learning experience. Or so I thought.  We were told

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The Floor is Your Friend…..

By on March 22, 2014

Today’s Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (R) lesson was titled “The Floor is Your Friend.” During this lesson, we explored how the floor can be a blueprint for how we stand, sit, move and walk. The floor is a powerful tool