Improvement in automatic postural coordination following Alexander Technique lessons in a person with low back pain

Phys Ther. 2005 Jun;85(6):565-78
Cacciatore TW, Horak FB, Henry SM 

 

This single case study looks at the effect of Alexander Technique lessons on a 49 year old woman with low back pain.

After lessons her automatic postural coordination improved and her low back pain decreased markedly.

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Back problems

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow

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