The Alexander Technique for Pain Management
The Alexander Technique is an educational tool for pain management.
The Alexander Technique has a proven ability to identify the source and triggers of pain, and is especially helpful to people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
It is an evidence-based practice which focuses on education to understand pain and alter behaviours that contribute to, or cause, pain.
As the result of a chronic illness and it’s associated treatment I suffered ongoing pain in my joints. The flow-on effect limited both my mobility and range of movement. However, since starting The Alexander Technique with Barbara Robertson, I have no more pain and my range-of-movement and mobility has surpassed my pre-illness agility.
Thank you Barbara for the wonderful healing facilitation of The Alexander Technique.
The emphasis of the work is on posture and movement to help people develop behaviours and practices that prevent and manage pain. You will learn self-management techniques that reduce reliance on repeated “hands on” or passive therapies. You will also learn meditative practices to change your thinking, affecting the pain.
Trial results published in the British Medical Journal, show that just six lessons, followed by a prescribed exercise regime, can have long term benefits for people with chronic back pain. Essentially, the patient learns to:
- Manage their pain condition;
- Stop their harmful habits; and
- Prevent re-injury to themselves.
The Alexander Technique has been shown to have lasting benefits for people with back, neck, shoulder and other pain of musculoskeletal origin. It can also assist in the pain management of headaches and stress.
In summary, the Alexander Technique is a sustainable practice which enables people to:
- Take responsibility for themselves;
- Become motivated to understand their pain; and
- Develop habits to prevent pain, especially chronic pain.
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to work to prevent and manage pain
What people are saying:
“My posture and walk have improved greatly. I no longer have back pain or shoulder and neck tension and I am feeling more self assured. The Alexander Technique is so simple but it changes how I approach everything in my daily life.”Anne, Lawyer
“After 3 months of chronic back pain and trying every remedy short of surgery I was introduced to The Alexander Technique by Barbara. Initially highly skeptical my expectations were low. The results were extraordinary. Not only did the back pain quickly go but in a few short sessions I wasAndrew, Managing Director
“The experience of what felt like “untangling” the muscles in my body released much tension, increased my height, increased my energy levels and put me more at peace with my environment. In addition it has removed my back pain I felt for many years, which doctors treated with drugs. IGeorge, Company Manager
“I have always placed a lot of stress on my system, both through work pressures and through demanding physical pursuits such as marathon running. The Alexander Technique is the only method I have found for prevention. I am no longer a helpless “patient” with a “condition” but an active participantGlenda, Scientific Administrator
“The Alexander Technique is the only thing that has relieved the shoulder and back pain that I had suffered from for a couple of years.”Mary, Musician