The Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
"The only therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the Alexander Technique to help day-to-day movement for people with Parkinson’s."
Parkinson’s UK Policy Statement about complementary and alternative medicines and therapies.
The Alexander Technique teaches you how to make choices that lead to improved balance and coordination of movement.
A randomised control study at the University of Westminster has shown that Alexander Technique lessons provide significant benefits for people living with with Parkinson's. Benefits reported by participants included:
They felt more positive and less stressed
Improved balance and posture
Improved self confidence
The long-term benefits are mainly due to learning to apply Alexander Technique skills in daily life. If you would like to find out more about how the Alexander Technique can help you, or would like to book a free consultation, contact me.
This video from the World Parkinson's Coalition shows how Robert benefits from The Alexander Technique.
The Alexander teacher is my friend Caprice, based in Toronto.