Alexander Technique and Physical Therapy
Traditionally, you learn the Alexander Technique in a series of private lessons that focus exclusively on the elimination of your particular neuromuscular patterns that cause pain or unnecessary tension and limit your ability to function with ease.
Group instruction is a development of the private session. You can learn the theory and practice of the Alexander Technique, sample a teacher's hands-on guidance, and observe and share responses with others in the group.
The workshops are designed to both introduce/review general principles of the Alexander Technique and examine a particular aspect of functioning. All workshop presentations can be expanded to a 2-day seminar format or condensed to a 1 or 2-hour master class or lecture-demonstration. The length of the presentation depends upon the needs and interests of the group.
I am always interested in new ways to bring the Alexander Technique to people with specific interests such as self-care for the back, improving the ergonomics of the work place or applying the Technique to the demands of the dancer, actor, musician, horse back rider, golfer, tennis player, athlete in the gym (safe, efficient use of machines and free weights) to name a few possible topics.
In my private practice, which includes physical therapy services and the teaching of the Alexander Technique, I have worked with people of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. Presentations can be made to people with similar needs and problems such as teens with scoliosis, people with osteoporosis, stroke and brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, or people with back pain.
Please see the medical rehabilitation section of this website for more information about the application of the Alexander Technique to specific patient populations.
I can tailor a presentation to virtually any group with interest in the Alexander Technique. I would be interested in working with you to develop the ideal program in content and length to introduce the benefits of the Alexander Technique to your group. And I'm willing to travel!
Below is an outline of presentation topics that have been given to date.
THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
To make an appointment or plan a workshop presentation call (828) 329.7761 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org