The Alexander Techniquewith Jill Payne


Will it help me?

Pain or Posture problems: . Less tension means less pain and better functioning. Learn how to release muscular tension and find a lighter way to carry yourself.

Rehabilitation: Recover your mobility, strength and co-ordination after surgery, injury or illness.

Tension, stress or anxiety: Become calmer so you feel less stressed and more at ease. Learn strategies to help you relax and sleep better. 

Existing symptoms and conditions: The Parkinson's Disease Society and the National Osteoporosis Society - amongst others - recommend AT because it's safe and effective in reducing symptoms.

Performance, sport and exercise: Improve your performance, reduce injuries and achieve greater efficiency:
"I now perform better in all three of my sports" Harry Phelps, triathlete


Clinical Research into Alexander technique: The AT has been supported by research for decades. The largest studies include:

Neck pain: York University 2016. Patients with years of chronic, non-specific neck pain improved permanently with twenty AT lessons. This large study was funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  

Chronic pain: St. Michael's Hospital Pain Clinic, Bristol 2012. Patients dramatically reduced their medication for chronic pain with just six AT lessons over three weeks.   

Back pain: 2008. Patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain gained 80% sustained improvement after 24 AT lessons over a few weeks. This large comparative controlled trial showed AT lessons are far more effective than massage, gentle exercise or normal GP care. It was NHS funded and published in The British Medical Journal.
See the research here BMJ



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