What is Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a method of producing optimal spinal alignment and helps you to identify and prevent the harmful postural habits that can cause pain, stress and under-performance.
It also allows you to regain control of areas that have ‘bad habits’ or postural adaptions (either after injury or to prevent injury) and produces freer movement. It is ideal for you if you have a chronic back or neck problem, if you play sports or are an athlete, actor and singer or horse rider.
Most of us will work in a sedentary environment that requires us to be at a desk for the majority of our working day. This is one of the most common reason’s for poor posture and Alexander Technique is the ideal treatment to counter this issue.
It is a powerful tool for personal development, self-awareness, mindfulness and learning new skills. You can change your habits that contribute towards functional problems such as back pain, muscle tension and stiffness, poor posture and breathing problems.
It is a validated technique as seen in the BMJ (British Medical Journal, received by all doctors and consultants) – the article can be seen here.
The benefits of Alexander Technique
- Back, neck, shoulder and other muscular skeletal problems
- RSI and performance strain
- Migraines and headaches
- Asthma, breathing and vocal disorders
- Stress, depression and anxiety
- Problems with co-ordination or movement
- Rehabilitation after operations, injury or illness
- Stress related conditions, such as IBS
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Pregnancy and childbirth
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Your first appointment
Sessions usually last one hour and cost £30, and can either be taken as a one-on-one session, or you could bring a friend and share the cost. You should wear loose clothing that allows you to move freely.
If you have any questions or queries regarding Alexander Technique, you can talk to our therapists for FREE using our Ask A Physio service.
Get to know more about Anne Whitehead MSTAT who teaches Alexander Technique here at Physiofusion.