Do you have posture related pain from prolonged sitting/ standing or bending at work?
Have you tried to find help with minimal or only temporary success?
Have you had to give up your favourite sport/ hobby or job due to your pain?
The Alexander Technique is an evidence based posture and movement program.
You may never consider HOW you sit, stand and move and why should you? You have plenty of other things to think about. Unfortunately though, it may be the way you are moving that is causing your pain.
Traditional exercises target one part of the body. This may lead to a short term fix.
But, if you keep moving the same way, your pain may return.
During a lesson, an Alexander Technique teacher will:
•observe how you sit, stand and move
• teach you new ways to change HOW you perform these activities for improved function
• extend this to other activities that interest you or causes pain
My Alexander Technique sessions with Dr Ruth Clarnette were extremely helpful. The one-to-one nature of these lessons allowed me to focus on my own unique postural patterns without the distraction of others in a class. Ruth was very perceptive and gentle in her recommendations of how to adopt new postural positions and movement patterns. These suggestions have been helpful in leading me to "zone in" to muscles where I was carrying too much or unnecessary tension; or where I have developed an unhelpful protective pattern to avoid pain. Alexander Technique training is very helpful in reducing and correcting the negative impact of long-term protective patterns which can actually exacerbate pain. I can recommend these sessions for anyone with chronic pain who is interested in reassessing how their body has developed unhelpful postural patterns. Dr Ruth Clarnette is an excellent Alexander Technique Instructor.Lyn G, Nov 2022
Thank you Ruth! I tried everything to fix my back pain and nothing worked, but your lessons have given me lasting relief. I am not someone who usually leaves reviews but I recommend Ruth to anyone who is reading this.T Livermore, Jan 2023