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Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review

AT Focus: 
Alexander Technique
Vol./ Issue/Edition: 
66(1)
2012
January
Page position: 
98-112
Language: 
English
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02817.x
Notes and abstracts: 

A key piece of research that is regrettably not available as open access.

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Article Text: 

Systematic review of the evidence for AT in health conditions. The database search ran to July 2011. All prospective studies included.

The authors concluded that there was strong evidence for AT with chronic back pain and moderate evidence in Parkinson’s-disease. Prospective evidence suggests AT may lead to improvements in balance skills in the elderly, in general chronic pain, posture, respiratory function and stuttering, but there is insufficient evidence to make strong clinical recommendations.

Citation: 

Woodman, J P; Moore, N R. Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 66(1):98-112, 2012 Jan.