What does Science Say?

There is good evidence for the benefits of Alexander Technique

  • Alexander Technique is recognised by the NHS and NICE.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/alexander-technique/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/21/healthandwellbeing

http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a884

  • 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.

http://alexandertechnique.co.uk/research/ATLAS

  • 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.

http://alexandertechnique.co.uk/alexander-technique/parkinsons

 

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