British Medical Journal trials, August 2008

In the summer of 2008, the British Medical Journal published the results of a randomised controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons. This research showed that individual lessons in the Alexander Technique can have a long-term beneficial effect on patients with chronic or recurrent non-specific back pain.

Those patients who received Alexander Techniequ lesson showed greater improvements in function, quality of life reduction of days in pain, than any other group.

Read the full text of the BMJ report here

Related press and media reports:

The Guardian
The Telegraph

The Guardian
One month of… Alexander Technique classes

Published 27 January 2009

The Guardian’s Amy Fleming tries out a month of Alexander Technique and is fascinated. 

The Irish Times
Consultant advocates doctors be trained in the Alexander Technique
February 7th, 2012

Ear, nose and throat  surgeon Kieran Tobin said he found the relief gained from the technique to be “quite incredible”, after he was treated for chronic neck problems.

Mr Tobin said he believes medical students should have far greater awareness of the technique’s many benefits.

The Daily Telegraph
Alexander posture technique 'most effective at reducing back pain'

August 2008

An alternative therapy used to improve posture is more effective at treating back problems than conventional treatments, research has found.

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