Alex Proudfoot -
Trowbridge / Wiltshire
Tel : 07927 303711
Alex Proudfoot MSTAT
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
A thinking method to regain physical and mental ease
‘Life is easier when less force is applied’’
‘It’s so easy to apply to everyday life’
‘People say I’m calmer and easier to work with’
‘My balance is much improved’’
‘I thought change was not possible at my age’
‘I feel in control’’
‘I can walk the hills all day’
‘I look and feel younger’
‘I changed a habit – I put myself first’
‘My golf drive is 30yds longer’
‘Driving the car used to
be a painful chore. Now
it has become a pleasure again. The chiropractor has been amazed at the improvement in my
British Medical Journal Proves the Effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for
Exciting research has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that validates the Alexander Technique as an effective treatment for long-
The Study was published in the BMJ on 20 August 2008.
You can watch a short video made by the study team below .
The Parkinson's Disease Society has funded research into the Alexander Technique, as has The Foundation for Integrated Medicine. The Migraine Trust, The Dyspraxia Foundation, The Marfan Association UK, The Scoliosis Association (UK), and many other patients' self-
The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine endorses the value of the Technique in the management of performers' medical problems. Leading specialists in the field routinely refer their patients for Alexander lessons for a wide variety of disorders. The Technique is taught routinely in all the major drama schools.
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) website has a range of other research papers also. Several teaching hospitals include the Alexander Technique in their study modules and there are a growing number of Alexander Teachers working in hospital clinics and GP surgeries.
UWE Study finds Alexander Technique Beneficial for Management of Pain
A high quality clinical trial carried out in an experimental setting has demonstrated the therapeutic value and effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons for chronic back pain. The findings of the research, published in June 2012 by the University of the West of England (UWE), suggest that the Alexander Technique is feasible, acceptable, and beneficial in terms of improving quality of life and improving patients management of pain.
How does the Alexander Technique work?
What are the authors’ findings about the clinical and cost effectiveness of the treatment?
Watch the BMJ video to find out (10 min),
which also contains some good footage about what the Technique is all about.
For example, more than half the pain clinic patients involved in the Study stopped or reduced their medication (reducing the pain-