What People Say
  • "The Alexander Technique remains the best of
    the self-care strategies to prevent the sequel of
    poor posture and poor breathing."


  • -Harold Wise, MD, PC
    New York, NY

  • Feel better and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way.
  • Identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress.
  • Feel more comfortable in your own body
  • Learn to move more freely.

What Health Professionals Say About The Alexander Technique

"The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization.
Its educational system teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or
reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This
is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain."

-Jack Stern, MD, PhD
Neurosurgical Group of Westchester
White Plains, NY


"I found the Technique to be so beneficial in my condition that I have been referring patients in certain
situations for Alexander lessons over the last several years. "

-Howard L. Rosner, MD
Director, Pain Management Service
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY


"Lessons in the Alexander Technique taught me how to sit in a state of lumbosacral poise, and my
chronic low back pain gradually became cured. The Technique is true education. Compared to surgery
(e.g., for low back pain or for chronic obstructive lung disease) a course of instruction is inexpensive. "

-John H.M. Austin, MD
Professor of Radiology; Chief, Division of Radiology
Colombia-Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY

"Not only do I see the therapeutic benefits of this work with various patient problems, but it has helped
me deal effectively with my own adverse muscular tension. I continue to experience a newfound free-
dom of movement in my own body that I believe is making me a more effective therapist. "

-Howard W. Makofsky, MS, OCS
Mastic Beach, NY

"In addition to its physiologic and musculoskeletal benefits, the Alexander Technique is extremely help-
ful in relieving the psychological states of depression and anxiety that so often accompany chronic pain
and disease. It is my belief, based on professional experience, that the Alexander Technique should be
part of all preventative health and education programs. It is as basic as good nutrition. "

-Jill Sanders, DO
New York, NY


"The Alexander Technique makes sense in that appropriate use of the body will lead to reduction of
various musculoskeletal disorders and remediate others which are established. No equipment is
needed, just the skill and training of the teacher. This technique is very worthwhile as a primary
preventative therapy. It is especially useful when posture is a key factor in back injuries while lifting
and for workers who perform repetitive tasks while sitting. "

-Roberi D. Greene, MD
Emergency Department, Norwalk Hospital


"I recommend people to the Alexander Technique who have not improved with traditional rehabilitative
therapies.Part of their pain may be due to posture and the improper use of their bodies. Many
people who have neck or back pain and have gone through heat, ultrasound and massage with no
relief can be helped by learning the Alexander Technique. It definitely works. Nothing works for
everyone, as one well-versed in using physical therapy and biofeedback, I know how valuable this
technique is. I highly recommend it."

-Barry M. Scheinfeld, MD
Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management
Community General Hospital, Harris, NY

"When, in spite of my instruction, a patient is having difficulty understanding how to make changes in
habitual movement patterns or has a profession with particular physical demands, I typically suggest
the Alexander Technique. I have found it very helpful for patients who have low body awareness or
who have trouble relaxing. Improvement in these areas facilitates many physical therapy modalities,
especially cervical spine joint mobilization. "

-Gail King, PT, MS
Backtec Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy
New York, NY


"I fell and suffered a compression fracture of the back. Upon recommendation of a fellow therapist, I
started treatment in the Alexander Technique. I have noticed not only a steady reduction of pain, but
improvement in my general flexibility, balance and bearing. I use the Technique in conjunction with
other physical exercise, and have found no contraindications. "

-Jean P. Binnie, MA, MS, NCPsychA
Hamptons Counseling Center
Hampton Bays, NY