Alexander Technique and Physical Therapy
The Alexander Technique offers athletes skills and knowledge for injury prevention and performance. Athletes gain an acute awareness of habits that increase unneeded tension and learn to utilize a more subtle balance of the body that influences speed, dexterity, flexibility, and level of skill. The Technique cultivates an ability to think in the moment and control reactions that lead to optimal performance.
In my practice I have worked with a variety of professional and accomplished athletes including golfers, tennis players, baseball pitchers, gymnasts, weight lifters, horse riders, squash players, ice skaters, swimmers, and dancers.
Whatever the sport, excess tension interferes with performance and can cause injuries. The Alexander Technique identifies patterns of overuse and the mental attitudes that accompany these patterns. Thoughtful athletes can make profound changes through application of the operational principles of the Alexander Technique to the technique/movements of their discipline.