About Sandi Goldring

Sandi GoldringWhen Sandi Goldring looks for solutions to your problems, he brings to bear his combined perspectives of movement education, massage and physical therapy, and systems analysis, plus the empathy and compassion of someone who has personally triumphed over a complex medical history and disability.

After graduating Case Western Reserve University in 1975 with a BA in computer science, Sandi spent twelve years as a software developer.  In that time, he realized that computer programming was lonely, desk-bound work that caused chronic back pain.

As an antidote, he went to the Florida School of Massage, where in 1989 he became a licensed massage therapist and certified sports massage therapist. Realizing that massage could only accomplish so much, in 1993 he completed a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

By then, Sandi had discovered the Feldenkrais Method. Four days after breaking his collar bone, he had a single Feldenkrais lesson, which to his amazement, permanently got rid of his shoulder pain. During PT school, he watched a pianist with a recent stroke make more progress with three Feldenkrais lessons than most other patients achieved in a month of inpatient rehab. In 1997, Sandi became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®.

In 2001, he opened Advanced Movement Training, where he has offered a remarkable alternative to conventional therapy. He has written and published numerous articles about the Feldenkrais Method, conducted group classes for the public and presented continuing education workshops for professionals.

In 2016, he completed a year-long training to become a JKA Therapist, thereby enhancing his ability to work with children with special needs.

Recent Posts

When Exercise Doesn’t Work – Part 1

 

Banging-your-head-against-aHave you ever had an exercise program that just didn’t work because it didn’t feel good,  it didn’t accomplish what it was supposed to, or it was something inconvenient you’d have to do for the rest of your life in order to maintain the results? Frequently, the actions we’re told will help us improve turn out to be the very things we avoid because they’re unpleasant, and in some cases even injurious.

My first experience with learning to racewalk typified this. The drills and techniques I practiced led to a disabling hamstring pull. 1  However, my second attempt two years later, using the very same exercises, resulted in great success.  How could this be?

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Notes:

  1. See first post in this series.
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