Alexander Technique and Physical Therapy
The Alexander Technique


Application To Medical Rehabilitation

    The Alexander Technique has been beneficial to people with a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal problems. Examples include: neck, back and hip disorders, traumatic and repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain and arthritis, breathing and coordination disorders, stress-related disorders and migraines, dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, and stroke.

    Doctors also refer their patients to the Alexander Technique to learn self-management skills that can lessen the depression and anxiety associated with chronic conditions.

    The Technique provides an index for observing and improving human movement and a means to gain proficiency in basic movement skills. You can enjoy this ease and efficiency by re-examining such daily activities as walking, bending, squatting, lunging, moving in bed or transferring to and from seated surfaces.

    The Technique also addresses habits of muscular response by offering a unique approach to neuromuscular re-education. The result is conscious control of muscular tension in the neck, back and shoulders, more efficient movement and improved upright posture. A primary benefit in repetitive stress or traumatic injury is learning proper use of the peripheral joints involved in the injury.

    Most importantly, you will learn a unique self-management process that directly affects the function of any peripheral joint: an understanding of balance and dynamic postural control.

British Medical Journal Study on back pain and the Alexander Technique
Oprah Magazine's March article on Back Pain and the Alexander Technique.
An Introduction for Health Professionals; Medical conditions
Self Care
Back care
Osteoporosis and the Alexander Technique: improving posture, mobility, and safety
Physical Therapy following the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Physical Therapy when Postural, Orthopedic, or Neurologic Symptoms occur following Surgery
Physical Therapy at the Onset of Lymphedema
Lymphedema Management
Breast-cancer related lymphedema
Anatomy of Lymphatics
Collaborative effort improves lifestyle for the respiratory patient
Breathing is a skill that can be improved with training
Kinesio Taping
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"Diagnosis of a patient's troubles must remain incomplete unless the medical man (woman) when making a diagnosis takes into
consideration the influence of use upon functioning."
From a letter signed by 19 British doctors, published in the British Medical Journal, 1937, testifying
regarding their observations of patients who studied Alexander's techniques.
Alexander, F.M., The Universal Constant in Living (E.P. Dutton and Company, 1941)