Posture and Pain
Alexander Technique offers a most profound insight - how to spend every minute of every day not hurting myself - Lyndall Scott, Alexander Technique student
The Alexander technique is commonly thought of as the premier way to improve posture related pain and there is good scientific evidence for its effectiveness (see below).
You may be spending a lot of time sitting at a desk, or standing behind a counter, or perhaps you do a lot of walking. The stress and strain of these activities if done in an unbalanced way, can accumulate to the point of pain and even physical injury. While the Alexander technique is not a medical treatment, it involves practical training in how to move well. As such it is often used to improve and manage painful conditions.
Conditions that may be assisted by the Technique include:
- frozen shoulder
- back and neck pain
- tennis elbow
- repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- tension headaches and more
Please call Training Director Greg Holdaway on 0408 257174 if you wish to discuss your situation
Once you are out of pain, the Technique comes into its own as the means to ongoing development and enjoyment of the things you wish to do well in life.
Scientific Studies on Alexander Technique and Pain
1: Randomised controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. Little et.al. British Medical Journal 2008
2 :Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial. Hugh MacPherson et. al. Annuals of Internal Medicine 2015