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 and balance improved and her low back pain decreased markedly.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1351283/

 

Back problems

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking.

Chris Walsh

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