Research

References are given below for the details of recent relevant research into various aspects of having Alexander Technique lessons, including cost effectiveness, and physiological mechanisms involved:

 

Cacciatore TW, Mian OS, Peters A and Day BL. Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement…Journal of Neurophysiology 112: 719-729, 2014

Woodman J.P, Moor N.R. Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review. International Journal of Clinical Practice, January 2012, 66,1, 98-112.23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LgphnkGB-o

McClean S & Wye, L. Taking Charge, Choosing a New Direction: A Service Evaluation of Alexander Technique Lessons forPain Clinic Patients (SEAT): an Approach to Pain Management. Project Report (2012) UWE Bristol, Bristol.

Caccioatore TW, Gurfinkel VS, Horak FB, Cordo PJ, Ames KE. Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training. Human Movement Science 2011 February; 30(1): 74-89.

Cacciatore TW, Gurfinkel VS, Horak FB and Day BL. Prolonged weight shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practitioners of the Alexander Technique. Gait Posture 34: 496-501, 2011

Greiso, M. Alexander Technique for the self-management of workers to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. A descriptive a comparative study of precendents where the Alexander Technique has been applied as a tool to prevent occupational risks in different organisational settings throughout the world (2011) Foment del Trecall Nacional de Catalunya.

Yardley l, et al. Patients’ views of receiving lessons in the Alexander Technique and an exercise prescription for managing back pain in the ATEAM trial. Family Practice 2009; 0:1-7

Gauger-Schelbert P, auf der Maur P. Coaching in the Victorinox Company. 2009. Extract from The Congress Papers vol.1, STAT Books, London.

Little P, et al. (2008). Randomised Controlled Trial of Alexander Technique Lessons, Exercise, and Massage (ATEAM) forChronic and Recurrent Back Pain. British Medical Journal, 337:a884.

Hollinghurst S et al. Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain: economic evaluation. British Medical Journal 2008;337:a2656.

Cacciatore TW, Horak FB, Henry SM. Improvement in Automatic Postural Coordination Following Alexander Technique Lessons in a Person with Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy 2005, 85(6):565-78

UK BEAM TRIAL TEAM. UK Back pain, exercise and manipulation randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. British Medical Journal 2004, 329:1377.

Stallibrass C, Sissons P, Chalmers C. Randomized Controlled Trial of the Alexander Technique for Ideopathic Parkinsons’Disease. Clinical Rehabilitation 2002, 16(7):695-708.