08.19.08BRITISH MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY: 85% REDUCTION IN BACK PAIN with ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS
Conclusions published in the British Medical Journal: "One to one lessons in the Alexander Technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain."
In a randomised controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons, exercise, and massage, it was determined that the positive benefits of some exercise along with lessons in the AT--but not massage--remained effective at one year. Significant results were obtained after a series of 6 AT lessons, with continued improvement measured at 24 lessons.
See this site for more information about the study, or see LINKS for a link to the British Medical Journal article abstract and video.