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.

Mia Conaghan.

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.

If you would like to know more about how
to work to prevent and manage pain

Contact Barbara now

Read The British Medical Journal article