Scientific Research

Back Pain

BMJ randomised controlled trial which shows that one-to-one lessons in the Alexander technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain. Six lessons followed by exercise prescription were nearly as effective as 24 lessons https://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a884

Neck Tension

ATLAS Alexander Technique lessons or acupuncture sessions for persons with chronic neck pain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23841901

Improvement in Self-efficacy and self-care related outcomes following Alexander Technique lessons for people with chronic neck pain in the ATLAS randomised controlled trial
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876382017302330

Postural Tone

Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/research/increased-dynamic-regulation-postural-tone-through-alexander-technique-training

Improvement in automatic postural coordination following Alexander Technique lessons in a person with low back pain

Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement: evidence from Alexander Technique teachers rising from a chair

Movement Co-ordination

Effects of Alexander Technique training experience on gait behaviour in older adults

Parkinson’s Disease

Randomized controlled trial of the Alexander Technique for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease

Retention of skills learnt in Alexander technique lessons: 28 people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease The only therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) is the Alexander Technique to help day-to-day movement for people with Parkinson’s.” – Parkinson’s UK Policy Statement

Musical Performance

The Alexander Technique and musicians: a systematic review of controlled trials

Performance Anxiety

The Effect of Lessons in the Alexander Technique on Music Performance in High and Low Stress Situations