Scientific evidence

As awareness of The Alexander Technique is moving towards mainstream attention amongst healthcare professionals, more and more research studies are taking place on its benefits.

The largest and most widely documented of these was on patients with recurrent and chronic back pain, funded by The Medical Research Council and NHS Support for Science, published online by The British Medical Journal, August 2008.  The research concluded that one-to-one lessons in The Alexander Technique from registered teachers have long-term benefits for patients with chronic back pain.  Lessons in the Alexander Technique outperformed all other control groups. 

Other significant research includes a randomized controlled trial of the Alexander Technique for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease published in the Clinical Rehabilitation journal, 2002.  To download the full paper visit the website of the principal researcher.