An Alexander Technique practitioner teaches people to
improve their posture and co-ordination to help bring
about an improvement in their physical and mental well-
being. Using the Alexander Technique, they teach clients
how to eliminate unnecessary muscular tension or poor
posture, and so help to prevent or alleviate associated
conditions. An improvement of head, neck and back co-
ordination generally leads to improvements in health,
fitness and general well-being.
Some clients may consult an Alexander Technique practitioner because of physical problems such as back, neck or shoulder pain, stress, vocal or breathing disorders. Others want to learn the technique for personal development.
A practitioner may also work with other groups of clients including:
Alexander Technique practitioners usually work in a
health clinic or therapeutic environment, or in a client’s
own home. They usually have a couch for the patient to
lie on, which they take with them if they are offering a
mobile service. They may also work outdoors, for
example, at sporting events. The work can involve
standing and bending and can be physically demanding.
As an Alexander Technique practitioner, you should:
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