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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.

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Health Funds and the Evidence for Alexander Technique

Jeremy Woolhouse

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.

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Phases of Alexander Technique

Jeremy Woolhouse

When studying Alexander Technique, each student will progress in an individual way.  There are, however, some common themes students may be able to relate to.  A consideration of progression can help to put into perspective one’s own experience and development.

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How does Alexander Technique reduce chronic neck pain?

Jeremy Woolhouse

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.

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A consideration of the clinical trail on chronic neck pain and Alexander Technique.

Jeremy Woolhouse

There are some very interesting considerations which are brought to light by the recent clinical trial on Alexander Technique.  The study investigated chronic neck pain and proved the effectiveness of Alexander Technique and also acupuncture.  This article examines the details of the study from an Alexander Technique teacher’s point of view.

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News Flash: New clinical trial supporting Alexander Technique’s effectiveness in reducing chronic neck pain is published.

Jeremy Woolhouse

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. 

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