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Alexander technique

What is it?

At the end of the 19th century the Australian actor F. Matthias Alexander developed this technique in order to improve his voice. The Alexander technique increases your awareness of body position and movement, eliminating bad habits of posture, muscle tension and movement. It’s really a ‘re-education’ method rather than a therapy, and practitioners call themselves teachers.

Is it safe?

The Alexander technique may be helpful in preventing problems such as low back pain and repetitive strain injury (RSI). There isn’t very much published research on the Alexander technique for arthritis, but it’s safe and many people report that it's helpful.

For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
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