FilsosKi is convinced that physiotherapeutic methods that integrate the process of giving sense to a motion in the therapeutic approach, contribute to a good result in those cases where people face a chronic neurological disease.
“Good” in this case means: Keeping an optimal ability to move (*) in relation with a from the patients point of view meaningful context, with a sense of keeping “a good quality of life”, whatever the quantity(ies) of this life may be.
(*) “Move” in this case means: A well coordinated movement where both the physical as the psychological aspect of the human body are involved. Understood in this way, one could say that it is a process of integrating “mind (*) and body”.
(*) “Mind” is considered to be a spiritual reality, with cannot be understood through objective methods of research but only personal reflection, or meditation. Purpose of this meditation is to see clear what is reality.
The name FilosKi is built on two semantic structures:
- Filos (ancient-Greek: friend). This is a reference to the European tradition where FilosKi is part of, and the value of friendship as a truly human relationship based on respect, joy and freedom.
- Ki (Japanese) for “something unclear”. Ki is a reference to universal traditional patterns where in mind and body are thought to be integrated like to partners in a dance. From this integration “Ki” as an indefinable reality can vitalise the body, both in its physical as its psychological aspect.
In FilosKi those people gather who call themselves friends in realising the mission of FilosKi.