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.
“To develop a profound understanding in the method of sense in motion and its value for the physiotherapeutic practice in the treatment of people suffering from a neurological disease and /or the people in their environment, based on scientific standards."
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.