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Alexander Technique

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The Alexander Technique, Back Pain and Other Muscular-Skeletal Problems  

Learning the Alexander Technique can help to prevent or alleviate conditions associated with undue tension or poor habits of posture and movement. These include many difficulties with pain and weakness, coordination and movement, and joint or muscle problems. Examining the way we carry ourselves and hold tension, and learning new ways to move more naturally and freely, can address the underlying cause of many such problems.

Often people come to Alexander lessons when they have failed to find adequate help from conventional methods of treatment.  Lessons in the Alexander Technique are lessons in self-awareness: the first step in understanding how we cause ourselves pain.  By relearning proper body mechanics, you can relieve pain and learn how to prevent it recurring.

The Alexander Technique can also enhance rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness; improve management of and pain, and provide coping skills for chronic illness and disabilities.

Some of the reasons why people come to the Alexander Technique :


Exciting research has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that proves that the Alexander Technique is an effective treatment for long-term back pain - better than painkillers, physiotherapy, massage or exercise alone.

How does the Alexander Technique work? What are the authors findings about the clinical and cost effectiveness of the treatment?  Watch the BMJ video to find out (12 mins).  Click on video link on the right.

You can read more about the findings here >>

“97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique - it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery.”

Jack Stern, spinal neurosurgeon

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