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Articles and Books

Nobel Laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen’s lecture on the Alexander Technique 

Johns Hopkins Health Alert

NPR article and story on Alexander Technique

Enhancing Surgical Proficiency, Alexander Technique and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

O Magazine on the Alexander Technique

Marie Claire on the Alexander Technique

Huffington Post on the Alexander Technique

The Mayo Clinic and the Alexander Technique

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

Film in production about the life of F.M. Alexander

Mouritz, Specialist Publisher on the Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique in the Workplace – abridged research summary

Unsmudged: An Encounter with Peggy Williams, a First Generation Teacher of the Alexander Technique Written by Nanette Walsh, 2018 book release 

Articles on the Alexander Technique written by Nanette Walsh.


British Medical Journal Study on Back Pain and the Alexander Technique

Determining the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons versus massage therapy and exercise for patients with chronic or recurrent back pain.

Enhanced Respiratory Function and the Alexander Technique

Research study published in Chest Medical Journal. First scientific study of the Alexander Technique and respiratory function using control subjects. The results show statistically significant improvement in standard measures of respiratory function after a course of Alexander lessons. Study author J.H. Austin considered it as “the most important paper I have ever written.”

Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training, published in Human Movement Science

Looking at Alexander Technique teachers alongside age-matched control subjects, this study measured resistance in the hips, trunk, and neck to very slow twisting during standing, to quantify postural tone.

Pain Management and the Alexander Technique, a study by UWE Bristol

An experiment in the therapeutic value of the Alexander Technique for relieving chronic back pain, with findings that suggest an improvement in pain management and overall quality of life for students of the Technique.

Neuromechanical Interference of posture on movement, published by Journal of Neurophysiology

Exploring the differences between how trained Alexander Technique teachers rise from chairs versus untrained adults in relation to postural stiffness.

Alexander Technique and Occupational Risk Prevention, published by Foment del Treball Nacional de Catalunya

How the Alexander Technique has been used worldwide to prevent occupational risk.

Prolonged weight-shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practitioners of the Alexander Technique

A comparison of Alexander Technique teachers versus healthy untrained adults to achieve smoother, more continuous, and efficient movement. 

Randomized controlled trial of the Alexander technique for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, published by Clinical Rehabilitation

A study on the potential of the Alexander Technique to help people with Parkinson’s in short and long term.

Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons with Chronic Neck Pain

The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effect of adding acupuncture or Alexander Technique exercises to usual care for chronic neck pain.