What does Science Say?

There is good evidence for the benefits of Alexander Technique

  • Alexander Technique is recognised by the NHS and NICE.


  • In 2008 the British Medical Journal found Alexander to be the best intervention for chronic low back pain, when measured against other treatments.



  • In 2015 the ATLAS trial found that, for patients with chronic neck pain, those offered Alexander experienced around a third less pain and associated disability, and improvement was sustained a year after the trial, even after the Alexander lessons ended. Improvement was also seen in the mental health of those offered Alexander Technique.


  • In 2002 a University of Westminster study demonstrated that Alexander Technique lessons led to an increased ability of people with Parkinson’s disease to carry out everyday activities.