Location and links
Springfield Avenue N10 is 5 minutes' walk from Muswell Hill Broadway.
Buses (143, 102, 134, 144, 234, 299, 603, W7 and W3) run to Highgate, Bounds Green, Wood Green and Finsbury Park tube stations. Trains from Alexandra Palace station connect to Moorgate or further out of London. Barnet, Friern Barnet and Bounds Green are all within easy distance too. There's free parking on the street.
Please feel free to ring or email me if you have any queries or want to hear more about what the Alexander Technique can offer you personally. I always recommend that people come along for a 'taster' session first to see if they like the work and feel comfortable with the teacher.
Articles and Links
The Alexander Technique by Dr Philip Bull FRCP:
Amongst health care professionals, the Alexander Technique is increasingly recognised as helpful in developing strategies to deal with Hypermobility Syndrome (EDS-hypermobility type) and other hypermobility problems, as Dr Bull explains:
Click here for the full article.
( HMSA Journal Volume 3 Spring 2015 v.1.2)
NHS Choices: The Alexander Technique
Mind over Matter
The Guardian Weekend, March 13 2006
From scuba diving to learning Esperanto, Jeanne Day does more in her 80s than most people half her age. What is her secret? The Alexander Technique, she tells Carol Dix. Full article.
The Alexander Technique as a cure for mental illness
The Times, April 18, 2008
In our culture today the connection between physical and emotional problems is gaining currency. Surprisingly, the best answer to coping with the stresses of life is by using a hands-on approach that straightens the body. This technique can help in balancing moods, changing behavioural patterns and managing life's challenges. To most people the Alexander Technique is a method of improving posture or relieving backache. However, the emotional and psychological benefits have convinced many to continue lessons long after their aches and pains have disappeared. Full article.
Alexander posture technique 'most effective at reducing back pain'
Daily Telegraph, August 20 2008
The first major scientific trial of the Alexander technique discovered that after a year's treatment, it could dramatically reduce symptoms. Massage, by contrast, offered little benefit after three months. Full article
Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain.
British Medical Journal, August 19 2008 Full article
Click below to view the BMJ YouTube videos on the Alexander Technique.
BMJ Video 1 BMJ Video 2
For up to date information on the research evaluating the usefulness of the AT check out the STAT website.