Research overview

There is a growing evidence base for the effectiveness of Alexander lessons for people with a variety of health-related conditions, including large, randomised, controlled trials (RCTs) for back pain and neck pain, as well as a smaller RCT for the disability associated with Parkinson’s. Benefits have also been reported in areas such as confidence, self-care and emotional state, as well as for performance. Other research is beginning to explain some of the fundamental changes – including to movement coordination, balance and reactivity – that occur in people learning and practising the Alexander Technique, and which may underlie the observed health and well-being benefits.