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Research

For a more comprehensive, searchable database of quantitative based Alexander Technique research please see the STAT research directory.


Alexander Technique for health outcomes:

AT for Medical and Health‐Related Conditions
LinksResearch Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review (2012)

AT for Chronic and Recurrent Back Pain
Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
OverviewRandomized controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain (2007)

AT for Chronic Neck Pain
Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial (2015). Alexander Technique lessons led to significant reductions in neck pain and associated disability compared with usual care at 12 months in persons with chronic non-specific neck pain.

AT for Parkinson's disease

Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: (2015) Lighten UpSpecific Postural Instructions Affect Axial Rigidity and Step Initiation in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: (2005) Retention of skills learnt in Alexander technique lessons: 28 people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (2005)

Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: (2002) Randomized controlled trial of the Alexander technique forIdiopathic Parkinson's disease.Clinical rehabilitation (2002)

AT with Musicians and Performance Anxiety
Links: Research Summary/ Abstract-Paper
Overview: The Alexander Technique and musicians: a systematic review of controlled trials (2014)

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