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Lesson that’s no pain in the neck

Golders Green therapist Elizabeth Abrahams eases her clients’ aches with the Alexander Technique. She explains how lessons in this preventive therapy can help banish the nagging pain of ‘text neck’ or the ‘iHunch’ and even free you to get back to the gym. Read full article

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The scourge of the screen

Hampstead Garden Suburb News – Spring 2016 Whether it’s texting, tweeting, checking emails and missed calls, or immersing ourselves in the latest round of Candy Crush, it’s all too easy to get sucked into the screen in front of us. Being permanently contactable and having the whole world at our fingertips has a downside. Unaware […]

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Alexander Technique – who can it help?

Hampstead Garden Suburb News – Summer 2015 When Jonathan Pryce, who played Cardinal Wolsey in the BBC’s Wolf Hall, was asked in a recent interview which book had changed his life he said: “The one the teacher put under my head during the Alexander Technique sessions at Rada. I grew an inch and a half.” […]

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How to look more youthful

How to look more youthful ( and it doesn’t involve botox or surgery) – written by the Daily Telegraph’s fashion editor Lisa Armstrong on 3rd April 2015. A small tweak here and there can take years off your look. Lisa Armstrong shares her top ten tips on how to roll back the clock. Click Here to […]

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Back Pain

A major study involving 579 patients published in the British Medical Journal found that one to one Alexander Technique lessons have long term benefits for people with chronic lower back pain compared to massage and exercise.   Twenty-four Alexander Technique lessons proved to be the most beneficial.  After  a year those who had Alexander Technique lessons […]

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Pain Clinic Research

A current evaluation of pain clinic services is being undertaken.  Chronic pain sufferers have been given Alexander Technique lessons in NHS outpatient pain clinics.  The study so far shows that more than half the patients have stopped or reduced their medication. McClean, S. and Wye, L. ( 2012)   Taking Charge, choosing a new direction: A […]

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease – The Alexander Technique – A study looking at the effects of Alexander Technique lessons on people with Parkinson’s disease showed they were likely to lead to sustained benefits.  It demonstrated that lessons led to an increased ability to carry out everyday activities. Clinical Rehabilitation (2002) 16 705-718 Stallibrass, C.  Sissons , P. Chalmers, […]

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Neck Pain

A three year clinical trial is investigating how effective Alexander Technique lessons are compared with usual GP care for people with chronic neck pain. The study, involving more than 500 patients, is being conducted by the University of York and is funded by Arthritis Research UK.

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