Parkinson's

Alexander Technique for people with Parkinson's

Parkinson's makes everyday activities more difficult. The Alexander Technique teaches you how to employ thinking processes that allow the release of excessive muscular tension, consequently improving your balance and coordination of movement.

A randomised control study has shown that Alexander Technique lessons provide significant and sustained benefits for people with Parkinson's.

The benefits reported by study participants included:

  • they felt more positive/hopeful as a result of the lessons
  • felt less stressed/panic
  • improved self confidence
  • improved balance/posture
  • improved walking
  • improved speech
  • reduced tremor

The sustained benefits are mainly due to learning to apply Alexander skills in daily life.

I'm a 40 year old man who works as a support worker. I was suffering from sciatic pain for a few years. I had tried many methods to alleviate the pain, including various exercises, but these only brought short-term relief. One day when I was looking for some natural medicine to ease the pain, I came across the Alexander Technique. I initially booked a course, which relieved my sciatic pain, and I now have regular sessions. I recommend the Alexander Technique, especially to anyone who has suffered from sciatica or posture difficulties.

Pawel Kluzowski, Support Worker

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