Pain: Other

In addition to studies exclusively involving people with chronic back or neck pain, several studies have assessed the effect of Alexander lessons for people with generalised chronic pain.

1. Evaluation of the effect of Alexander lessons in a pain clinic setting

Two other studies have been published that include Alexander Technique instruction for people with generalised chronic pain as part of a multidisciplinary approach:

2. Early Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme

3. Multidisciplinary approach to chronic back pain: prognostic elements of the outcome

A separate small study has investigated the effect of attending Alexander lessons on pain caused by knee osteoarthritis:

4. Reductions in co-contraction following neuromuscular re-education in people with knee osteoarthritis

The advice and coaching from my Alexander teacher during training for a London to Paris bike ride transformed my experience immeasurably and I am pleased to say that I was really able to enjoy the event without suffering as many of my co-participants did. I would urge anyone who is considering any physical challenge and is interested in, or, practising AT to seek some specific AT tips and advice.

Sally Buckle

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