The Australian Federal Government is introducing legislation effectively preventing private health funds from continuing to offer rebates for Alexander Technique lessons from April 1st 2019. This is in contrast to international precedent. The government'’s statement that there is “no clear evidence demonstrating the efficacy of the excluded natural therapies” is misleading. There exists high quality evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique.Read More
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.
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A recent clinical trial published in The Annals of Internal Medicine has produced results concluding that Alexander Technique is effective in reducing pain for those with chronic neck pain. The report on the study doesn’t go into any depth on how exactly the process achieves these results. This article is intended to demystify somewhat just how Alexander Technique sessions have produced such an impressive result in the study.Read More
News Flash: New clinical trial supporting Alexander Technique’s effectiveness in reducing chronic neck pain is published.
On 2nd November 2016, The journal ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ published a research entitled “Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomised Trial”. The key findings show patients who attended Alexander Technique sessions had significant reductions in pain over the 12 month period.Read More
At the core of study in any modality and in any demographic, is a principle I call Progressive Complexity. It is the method by which we can start with any degree of incompetence and progressively acquire skill. This one principle is the foundation for my teaching practice in Alexander Technique, and in piano tuition. Whether it is realised by the pupil or not, an inability to engage the full potential of Progressive Complexity is what leads students to seek support of a teacher.Read More