ABOUT ALEX KERTEN
Alex Kerten is the founder of the Gyro-Kinetics method.
Born in 1945 in Israel, Alex developed a magnetic affinity for music from a very young age, with a special love for Jazz and improvisation.
From 1963 to 1966 Alex was inducted to the Israeli Defense Forces, where he was introduced to Martial Arts.
A desire to pursue that field led him to the Far East where he enriched his knowledge in Martial Arts and studied Eastern philosophy and the arts of structuring movements.
Alex studied under great masters in Martial Arts gaining valuable experience and graduated having 7 Black belts.
He continued studying Structuring and healing Movements with Dr. Arie Calev and Psycho Physical Integration … an approach developed by Dr. Milton Trager.
These decades of studies and experience in the fields of movement disorders, posture management, respiratory and physical behavior disorders brought about his interest in Parkinson’s disease.
Alex Kerten created the Gyro-Kinetics method especially tailored for Parkinson people and their chronic behavior patterns.
Alex has been working with hundreds of Parkinson people for the last 30 years with great success over the world.
His book Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life! has been rated as a Parkinson best seller when it was published, and still is at the top of the list.
Movement, Rhythm, Expression and Energy, set up vibrations within the body’s systems, which unquestionably result in a physical reaction. With the help of Music, even more.
It has been proven scientifically that movement and music open new pathways in the neural networks in our brain, enabling them to work more efficiently.
Alex’s uniqueness is the way he has helped his clients change their way of thinking about the disease.
Mind Body Integration is the connection between what we think, what we feel, and how our body behaves. Enabling the Mind and Body to cooperate is a basic potential to weaken Parkinson’s behavior patterns.
Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!
Alex in His Own Words
My experience and knowledge are in Physiology of Behavior.
Our behavior patterns are based on how our nervous system acts and reacts to neural stimulations:
Mind-Body Integration and Body-language.
We must empower the Body’s: Movement, Rhythm, Expression and Energy potential, and lead the Body to its Well-being!
Only then will the Parkinson’s chronic behavior patterns weaken.
I look at a person’s Body-language: Movement, Rhythm, Expression, Energy, how the person breaths, speaks and behaves. Consequently, I’m able to assess and understand his limitations and difficulties, and I can build a personal re-habilitating program.
Most of my clients are stuck in their negative hopeless Parkinson stories about the future. At a certain point they understand that there is hope if they take responsibility upon their well-being.
When they realize that methodically they can make changes within their behavior patterns, I can see a change in their body language, their expression, belief and potential…. I can do it differently!
In many cases Parkinson’s disease is widely known to be a chronic disease.
We must investigate the chronic behavior patterns to diminish and weaken the power of Parkinson over our body.
We must realize that medication, with its side effects, will not cure PD, but only delay it.
In the sessions each patient undergoes a comprehensive diagnosis that examines his physiological and behavioral state: posture, motor abilities, breathing, rhythm, speech, facial expressions, concentration, tremors and freezing.
Then we can create a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s personal needs in the best possible way, thus maximizing results, thereby facilitating their natural process of healing, regaining lost functionality, delaying and changing the deterioration process.
Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!