Testimonials 

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  I am excited to be opening and building my Alexander Technique practice and I am exciting about entering the world of blogging!  I plan to share ideas about the Technique that are my own, that come directly from FM Alexander himself, and that incorporate contemporary thing about the Alexander Technique.  I hope that this will be informative and valuable as well as enjoyable to all who read it!  Please feel free to share my posts, to comment, and to ask questions.  I hope that you will be inspired to come and try lessons in the Alexander Technique!

Gail King, PT, MS, Backtec Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, New York, NY

“When, in spite of my instruction, a patient is having difficulty understanding how to make changes in habitual movement patterns or has a profession with particular physical demands, I typically suggest the Alexander Technique. I have found it very helpful for patients who have low body awareness or who have trouble relaxing. Improvement in these areas facilitates many physical therapy modalities, especially cervical spine joint mobilization.”

Barry M. Scheinfeld, MD, Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management, Community General Hospital, Harris, NY

I recommend people to the Alexander Technique who have not improved with traditional rehabilitative therapies. Part of their pain may be due to posture and the improper use of their bodies. Many people who have neck or back pain and have gone through heat, ultrasound and massage with no relief can be helped by learning the Alexander Technique. It definitely works. Nothing works for everyone. As one well-versed in using physical therapy and biofeedback, I know how valuable this technique is. I highly recommend it.”

Jill Sanders, DO, New York, NY

“In addition to its physiologic and musculoskeletal benefits, the Alexander Technique is extremely helpful in relieving the psychological states of depression and anxiety that so often accompany chronic pain and disease. It is my belief, based on professional experience, that the Alexander Technique should be part of all preventative health and education programs. It is as basic as good nutrition.” 

John H.M. Austin, MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

“Habitual patterns of scrunched and tense use of the body are so engrained in our lives that the concept may seem extraordinary that unlearning these patterns can actually relieve pain and discomfort–but lessons in the Alexander Technique not only succeed for many people, they also allow a welcome sense of new ease in performance of all physical activities, e.g., playing a sport, using a computer keyboard, or playing a musical instrument. Research in which I have been involved has also shown enhanced strength of the muscles of breathing after a course of lessons.”

Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Neurosurgical Group of Westchester, White Plains, NY

“The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. Its educational system teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.”

Harold Wise, MD, PC, New York, NY

“The Alexander Technique remains the best of the self-care strategies to prevent the sequel of poor posture and poor breathing.”