Alexander Technique came into my life around the same time that I was diagnosed with scoliosis. However, through Alexander Technique I am able to manage my back pain and use my body more efficiently! At the end of a lesson I feel grounded but floating on air. I cannot thank my Alexander Technique teachers enough for the wisdom and health they have given me.
The Alexander Technique is powerful, drug-free and non-invasive.
It addresses the causes of pain, when these are related to poor posture or misuse, and alleviates pain from other causes by reducing tension and distress.
Applying the Technique may help you:
- during rehabilitation after surgery or injury by teaching you better postural habits
- improve your management of pain
- provide coping skills for disability or chronic illness
A large clinical trial has shown that lessons in the Alexander Technique have let to significant long-term benefits for back pain.
There is currently a large study underway, funded by Arthritis Research UK, into the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique lessons for neck pain involving STAT-registered Alexander Teachers.