Lessons in the Alexander Technique are likely to lead to sustained benefit for people with Parkinson's disease.

The existing research papers are:

1. Randomized controlled trial of the Alexander Technique for idiopathic Parkinson's disease

2. Retention of skills learnt in Alexander technique lessons: 28 people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease


A further study suggests some benefits may be gained even through verbal instructions based on Alexander Technique principles (i.e. in the absence of one-to-one lessons):

- Lighten up: Specific postural instructions affect axial rigidity and step initiation in patients with Parkinson's disease