Back pain is common,
resolving it is not.
It’s time to do what works.

Welcome to NeuroBodyWorks!

Even though it is extremely common; approximately 8 in 10 Americans will have back pain, and it is the leading cause of job related disability (according to the NIH), the recurrence rate of back pain is 85%.

Back pain is extremely common. According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 8 in 10 Americans will have back pain at some point. It is the leading cause of job related disability. The experience of back pain is all-encompassing. It's impact is huge both physically and emotionally, and it affects everything from daily tasks to exercise to sleep. As physical movement is restricted, so is participation in activities that were once enjoyed. The management of pain narrows your focus away from connecting with family, friends, and life.

Most people have tried at least three methods of relieving back pain. Yet the recurrence rate of back pain is 85%! Over time, it's frustrating and confusing to try and follow everyone's advice and still be in pain. Painkillers or prescription medications treat the symptoms but not the problem. And all of these options miss out on the key ingredient that makes most back pain disappear permanently, the brain. Taking advantage of your brain's plasticity replaces years of poor posture with improved coordination, feeling taller and lighter without effort. As you return to activities you enjoy you will move beyond current limitations, improving your flexibility, strength and vitality.

Step out of the narrow focus of pain, schedule your free NeuroBody Pain Relief Assessment.

Joanna Cutler specializes in Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement® and Feldenkrais®, and has practiced in Portland, Oregon, since 2009.

While other approaches can be somewhat effective, they focus on the painful area and on the muscles instead of on where the real problem and the solution really are - the brain. It is faulty movement patterns that cause most back pain, and it is your brain that organizes all movement. Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®, through gentle, innovative movement lessons and the Nine Essentials floods the brain with new information, helping it quickly form new, pain-free movement patterns. Let your brain heal your back with this cutting edge, scientifically based program, while strengthening the back and making it more flexible.
— Anat Baniel


Take the effort out of improvement and find relief for these symptoms:



Are you looking for relief from chronic pain or injury?

Have you reached a plateau and feel you could improve more?

Are you experiencing:

  • Stiffness

  • Posture that causes pain

  • Injuries

  • Stopping activities you enjoy

  • Accepting pain or limitations as part of natural aging


Are you the parent of a child with special needs?

Have you been given a limiting prognosis?

Do you feel your child could do better?

Conditions we work with:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Developmental Delays

  • Torticollis

Group Sessions

Are you interested in group sessions or presentations?

Would you like to share the power of brain plasticity with your work or friends?

Contact us to find out how we can tailor a group presentation to your specific interest.


2301 NW Thurman St. Suite D
Portland, Oregon, 97210



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