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Dr. William Dabney
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Alexander Technique (Overview)

Alexander Technique programs teach the ability to change and improve postural and movement habits to rid of harmful tension in the body. It teaches techniques to relieve chronic stiffness and stress in the body.


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How can I perform the alexander technique safely?

Movement reeducation: The alexander technique teaches how to unlearn habitual patterns that cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. http://www.amsatonline.org/ this site should be able to guide you. ...Read more

Dr. William Dabney
7 doctors shared insights

Alexander Technique (Overview)

Alexander Technique programs teach the ability to change and improve postural and movement habits to rid of harmful tension in the body. It teaches techniques to relieve chronic stiffness and stress in the body.


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What are the main differences between alexander technique and trager method?

What are the main differences between  alexander technique and trager method?

Movement reeducation: The alexander technique teaches how to unlearn habitual patterns that cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. The trager approach is a pleasurable, gentle and effective approach to movement education and mind/body integration. http://www.amsatonline.org/ http://www.Tragerus.Org/. ...Read more

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Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Possibly: I like alexander technique because it focusing on retraining proper posture. Many people with chronic neck pain have poor posture in my experience. They have what is called a head forward posture which causes the upper back and neck muscles to fatigue trying to balance the head on the shoulders. Alexander technique and other therapies seek to reverse this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between alexander technique and feldenkrais method?

Technique comparison: The alexander technique is based on years of experience by the alexander brothers from texas. It is constanly being updated. In my almost 30 years as an orthodontiat I have never heard of the feldenkrais technique. We all have our "techniques" and they are based on earlier work of other orthodontists. That being said, all techniques have the same goal- improving your smile. ...Read more

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What is the role of alexander technique in depression?

What is the role of alexander technique in depression?

Not much: It has not been studied and has no proven benefit. It was developed mostly to improve posture, balance and alleviate pain. It is more widely use by performers and athletes and is taught by certified teachers who have gone through about a 3 year certification program usually in wellness centers. ...Read more

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Is the alexander technique effective for back pain?

Is the alexander technique effective for back pain?

It Can Be.: As part of a treatment plan, the alexander techniques work on changing and improving physical postural habits that could be associated with the cause of the pain or preventing the correction of the cause. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried the alexander technique as a pain relief for labor?

Has anyone tried the alexander technique as a pain relief for labor?

Not sure: Not really sure how it would apply to labor as it is a postural exercise technique but you could contact an alexander practitioner to find out more. ...Read more