Case Studies

Case Study: Chronic Back Pain

John G, a senior public servant in his 50’s, had chronic back pain. He had been to his GP, an orthopedic specialist, two physiotherapists and a Chinese-trained doctor. A cat scan had revealed two prolapsed discs. John had been particularly diligent with an exercise/stretching program, and with trying hard to maintain “good posture”. While previous […]

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Case Study: Exercising with Good Form Over 50

I want to talk to you about graceful ageing, and active, healthy living. Applying good form to exercise and sport makes it fun and more enjoyable, and you can keep getting better. The AT helps you to do stuff better. I have been giving Alexander lessons to a man in his fifties called Nigel, a […]

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Case Study: Good use or more of the same old?

Georgia is a lady in her 40’s who had a sore neck and a recurrent back issue. She had been managing it by seeing a physiotherapist, who massaged her and showed her some remedial exercises. However, the same underlying tension problem which was causing the neck and back pain was still there when she did […]

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Case Study: Degenerative Changes in Neck Vertebrae

Cathy is 57 years old and had degenerative changes in her cervical spine. She had 3 vertebrae surgically fused ten years ago, and initially this eased the neck pain that she was experiencing. However, the pain returned, along with a slew of other pain symptoms (shoulders, lower back), and tingling down her left arm and […]

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Case Study: The Singer

Lucy, a voice student at ANU, is in her early twenties. At her age, she has the advantage of fewer years spent establishing misuse of herself ie bad habits, (but the disadvantage of less life-experience). Her singing teacher suggested that Alexander Technique lessons may be useful to her for reducing unnecessary tensions when she sings. […]

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