News articles and studies related to the Alexander Technique

News report on use of the Alexander Technique to increase productivity and decrease musculoskeletal disorders at Victorinox, maker of the Swiss army knife.
Swiss television news recently carried a news story about health and well-being at work. The HR Manager of Victorinox spoke about how the introduction of the Alexander Technique into their workplace caused a reduction of 30,000 hours of absenteeism per year, a saving of roughly 1-2 millions Swiss Francs. (In German.)

Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain
This NHS funded study published in the British Medical Journal showed that one to one lessons in the Alexander technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain. A randomized controlled trial for patients with chronic low back pain showed that 24 Alexander Technique lessons led to a significant reduction in pain from 21 days to 3 days per month, and an improvement in functioning and quality of life by “limiting muscle spasm, strengthening postural muscles, improving co-ordination and flexibility and decompressing the spine”.
British Medical Journal Published 19 August 2008

“Lighten Up” or “Pull Up?”
A study about the benefits of the Alexander Technique for people with Parkinson’s Disease published in the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair in 2015.

“New hope for people who suffer from neck pain”
TalkBack Issue 4 2015

The Alexander Technique: Can It Heal Your Back Pain?
Use the Alexander Technique to improve your posture, fight pain, and feel better all over.