What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a fresh way of thinking about how you use your body. You learn how to move with more efficiency and less strain: everything you do will feel easier and more natural.
Activities like walking, standing, using your phone or computer - even resting - becomes more fluent, less painful and more skilful.
Force of habit: Your body is an amazing instrument but over time it has acquired habits of tension and compression. These habits put extra force on your muscles, joints and organs causing pain, poor posture, fatigue other common problems.
Freedom to change: The AT trains you to prevent the habits that cause you problems. You return to a more natural state of balance, ease and mobility; you look, feel and function better.
Clinical Research into AT
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
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.
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.
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