The Back School
Using demonstration, observation and gentle hands-on guidance, The Back School will teach you how to undertake everyday activities such as sitting at a work station, standing, walking, bending, lifting, using your body appropriately and with ease. We will also work with a lying down excercise to help your back. Gentle movements are performed with maximum attention and awareness. The school includes an introduction to the Alexander Technique, how it works and how it can add a new dimension of awareness, well being and creativity to your life. The sessions are very practical and involve an exploration of the main ideas and principles of the Alexander Technique to help your back.
Clinical trial results published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.a884) show that Alexander Technique lessons provide long-term benefit for chronic back pain sufferers. Of all the approaches tested, 24 Alexander Technique lessons proved to be most beneficial.
Alexander Technique lessons or acupuncture sessions for persons with chronic neck pain: A randomised trial (ATLAS) – Funded by Arthritis Research UK concluded that both Alexander Technique lessons and acupuncture sessions led to statistically significant and clinically relevant reductions in neck pain and associated disability, compared with usual care alone, at 1 year. The sustained, long-term benefit is likely to be due, in part, to the participants’ gain in self-efficacy resulting from the Alexander lessons or the acupuncture sessions.
Learn how to sit well at your desk and work with desktop and mobile devices.
When: Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon by arrangement.
Start: Call or email us to book your place for an introductory one hour session.
Cost: Only £30
Audience: Suitable for anyone with back problems.
Venue: ATC, 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH