Otto Physiotherapy integrates the principles of Alexander technique into the rehabilitation of posture and movement as part of their physiotherapy practice in Exeter. The approach emphasises retraining the body to move in a fluid, relaxed, and natural way.
Like trees, each body grows in response to its environment. The body can develop patterns of tension in the muscles which can cause and enhance physical pain and will be reflected in posture and movement problems. Alexander Technique focuses on retraining the body to move with relaxed and aligned flow and bringing it into the position it wants to be in, to ensure excessive forces are not being placed on any specific area.
References: Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. (2008). Little, P., et al. BMJ. 2008 Aug 19;337:a884. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a884.