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Practice of Jeremy Woolhouse, pianist and Alexander Technique Teacher in Melbourne, Australia

Specialist in working with musicians, RSI, posture re-education, neck, back and chronic pain management. 

Articles on Alexander Technique in life - by Jeremy Woolhouse

Monthly blog articles by Jeremy Woolhouse.  Alexander Technique for daily life, music performance, specialised activities, pain relief and management.

Injury, pain and medical applications of Alexander Technique

Jeremy Woolhouse

pain and Alexander Technique

Whether there is an injury, high stress, a passing or chronic condition; the effects of pain on us can be most frustrating.  The Technique offers a tool for managing pain, and is reported as one of the most effective practices for pain relief.  

Alexander Technique teaches a use of your whole self which is supportive of localised symptoms.  The severity of pain in one area is influenced by the way that area relates to the rest of you.  For example, pain in the back will be related to the position of your head on the spine, and the way you process weight through your legs and feet.  RSI pain in the wrist will be affected by habitual shoulder alignment.  Alexander Technique will help you to identify these patterns, and address them.

This attention to the whole also provides the provision for preventing further aggravation of the problem, or developing counterproductive compensations. The Technique empowers students with something they can do themselves about their conditions.  It offers practical measures for managing acute onset of pain and getting through daily activities. It reduces anxiety and depression and promotes a centred, dynamic bearing.

In your regular session, the teacher offers quality one on one input.  He/she will listen to your experiences of your condition and support you as you learn the skills of the Technique.  Teachers will structure individually tailored lesson programs designed to give most independence and benefit to the student.  Alexander Technique supports concurrent treatment with other modalities and offers something distinctly unique of itself.  It has often proved to be of help where numerous other modalities have failed.

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