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.

As a sufferer of ankylosing spondilitis: a chronic rheumatic condition, the Alexander Technique helped me discover relationships between physical and psychological ways of “letting go” in order to control pain. In particular, exposure to the Technique has enabled me to break self-perpetuating circuits of pain associated with inflammatory conditions by focusing on inhibiting learned muscle tensing habits which feed on pain and each other.

E Samuel, Diplomat

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