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