Alexander Technique for Posture-related Pain
Since beginning the Alexander Technique I have not had one session of physiotherapy. After
30 years of back problems I no longer think of myself with a back problem!|
STAT pupil survey 2006
Learning the Alexander Technique can help to prevent or alleviate conditions associated with
undue tension or poor posture. These include many difficulties with pain and weakness,
coordination and movement, and joint or muscle problems. Examining the way people carry
themselves and hold tension, and teaching them to move more naturally and freely, can address
the underlying cause of many such problems.
- Approximately 75% of adults in the UK suffer one or more bouts of lower back pain in their
- 2.5 million people in the UK have back pain every day of the year. The cost to the NHS,
business and the economy is an estimated £5 billion per year.
The Alexander Technique can enhance rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness. It can
improve management of and pain, and provide coping skills for chronic illness and disabilities.
Articles on the Alexander Technique for posture-related pain:|
Layperson's guide to the Alexander Technique and backpain
Life changing pain relief for injured horse rider
Reproduced with kind permission from BackCare.org.uk
Experience of learning the Alexander Technique, contributed by a Health Visitor
Learning to apply the Alexander Technique as a person with ankylosing spondilitis
Experiences with the Alexander Technique in managing kyphoscoliosis
RSI: An Alexander students' story
The Alexander Technique and multiple sclerosis
Learning to apply the Alexander Technique as a hairdresser with neck and shoulder pain and