Neck Pain

To date, one large randomised controlled clinical trial and two smaller studies have been conducted to evaluate the outcome of Alexander lessons for people with persistent neck pain:

1. The large randomised controlled trial called ATLAS (Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for people with chronic neck pain). Several papers have been published on the results. Read about:

2. A much smaller trial assessing the effect of Alexander lessons for people with persistent neck pain.

3. A pilot study of group Alexander teaching for people with persistent neck pain.

I would not say I am a fan of the technique – I am a disciple. For many years I suffered with chronic neck pain following a horse riding accident. When my HR manager recommended the Alexander Technique I was intrigued. Her father, a stroke victim, had experienced an incredible recovery from practising the Technique – to the point where he no longer needed a walking stick. After the first lesson I felt a dramatic difference; my neck felt long and free like a giraffe.

Annette Shaw

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