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Alexander Technique for Parkinson's

The only complementary therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) is the Alexander Technique to help day-to-day movement for people with Parkinson’s." - Parkinson’s UK Policy Statement with regard to complementary and alternative medicine and therapies.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition with physical symptoms that may include:

  • tremors,

  • loss of balance and coordination,

  • freezing and impaired movement 

  • feelings of anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia. 

Although Alexander Technique cannot cure Parkinson's it can help people with the condition manage their symptoms by developing coordination, balance, breathing and mental coping strategies. 

"Kathy's calm and sensitive methods have given me new ways of coping with the unpredictable challenges of Parkinson's disease.

Since having lessons with Kathy I have become much more aware of my posture and voice as instruments that I can control, with a little practice and perseverance!

Kathy is an excellent teacher - patient and focused, sympathetic and rigorous.

I highly recommend her to anybody with problems with posture or movement."  Elizabeth Eger

A person living with Parkinson's talks about how Alexander Technique helps her to walk with reduced tremor.

Scientific evidence:​

A randomised control study at the University of Westminster has shown significant benefits for people with Parkinson's. Benefits included:

  •  Feeling more positive and less stressed

  •  Reduced tremors

  •  Improved balance and posture

  •  Improved walking

  •  Improved speech

  •  Improved self confidence

A person living with Parkinson's talks about the benefits of the Alexander Technique.

'After every lesson with Kathy, I felt more relaxed, centred, and whole. Kathy has wonderful hands; warm, sensitive and in control. Through the lessons, I became more attuned to my own posture and habits, so that I was able to adjust my working practice towards a more healthy and sustainable one.' Rachel. Visual Artist

Having Alexander Technique sessions with Kathy made me more aware how the my body works. This gave me an insight as to how to improve everyday movement. I learned something new every lesson. 

Nao. Performer and Theatre Technician

Kathy is kind and patient and I always leave the lessons feeling a bit more free in my body. I have back pain from scoliosis. (After lessons) I find that the pressure on my back is noticeably reduced. Alexander Technique will make you more curious about the way you move and why when doing habitual things. And the lessons are always with a sense of humour too.

Alex Lawther, Actor

Kathy’s such a skilled teacher, bringing insight and humour to guide gently in using the body in much more skilful ways. I’ve seen a huge difference in higher levels of energy - and lower levels of pain - since working with her. And it’s a lot of fun too!

Damian, Policy Advisor, City of London

*Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

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