Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement: evidence from Alexander Technique teachers rising from a chair

Journal of Neurophysiology 2014;112:719–29

Cacciatore TW, Mian OS, Peters A, Day BL

This study suggests that the smoother patterns of movement and better balance observed in individuals who have undergone extensive training in the Alexander Technique (compared with untrained healthy adults) may be the result of the changes in postural tone that accompany such training.

 

Read the paper here: http://www.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/jn.00617.2013

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