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Alexander Technique Research Bibliography

by Molly Johnson

Self-efficacy and embodiment associated with Alexander Technique lessons or with acupuncture sessions: A longitudinal qualitative sub-study within the ATLAS trial. (2018). Wenham A, Atkin K, Woodman J, Ballard K, MacPherson H. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice; 31:308–14. Full Article

Self-efficacy and self-care-related outcomes following Alexander Technique lessons for people with chronic neck pain in the ATLAS randomised, controlled trial. (2018). Woodman J, Ballard K, Hewitt C, MacPherson H. European Journal of Integrative Medicine; 17:64–71.  Full Article

Preece, SJ, Jones, RK, Brown, CA, Cacciatore, TW, and Jones, AKP. (2016). Reductions in co-contraction following neuromuscular re-education in people with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Aug 27;17:372. Full Article

Hamel K, Ross C, Shultz B, O’Neill MM, Anderson DI. (2016). Older adult Alexander Technique practitioners walk differently than healthy age-matched controls. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 20(4)751-760. Full Article

Cohen R, Gurfinkel VS, Kwak E, Warden AC, Horak FB (2015). Lighten Up: Specific Postural Instructions Affect Axial Rigidity and Step Initiation in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease. Neural Rehabilitation & Neural Repair, Oct 29(9):878-88. Full Article

O’Neill MM, Anderson DI, Allen DD, Ross C, Hamel K. (2015). Effects of Alexander Technique training experience on gait behavior in older adults. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 19(3):473-481. Full Article

Cacciatore TW, Mian OS, Peters A, Day BL. (2014). Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement: evidence from Alexander technique teachers rising from a chair. J Neurophysiol. Aug 1;112(3):719-29. Epub 2014 May 14. Full Article

Gleeson M, Sherrington C, Lo S, Keay L. (2015). Can the Alexander Technique improve balance and mobility in older adults with visual impairments? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 29(3) 244–260. Full Article

Gleeson M, Sherrington C, Borkowski E, Keay L. (2014). Improving balance and mobility in people over 50 years of age with vision impairments: can the Alexander Technique help? A study protocol for the VISIBILITY randomised controlled trial. Full Article

Little P, Stuart B, Stokes M, Nicholls C, Roberts L, Preece S, Cacciatore T, Brown S, Lewith G, Geraghty A, Yardley L, O’Reilly G, Chalk C, Sharp D, Smith P. (2014). Alexander technique and Supervised Physiotherapy Exercises in back paiN (ASPEN): a four-group randomised feasibility trial. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 1(2). Full Article

McClean S. and Wye L. (2012). Taking Charge, Choosing a New Direction: A Service Evaluation of Alexander Technique Lessons for Pain Clinic Patients (SEAT): an Approach to Pain Management. Project Report. UWE Bristol, Bristol. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16903 Full Article

Woodman JP, Moore NR. (2012). Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review. International Journal of Clinical Practice, Volume 66, Issue 1, pages 98–112. Full Article

Mireia Mora i Griso. (2011). Alexander Technique: Training for the self-management of workers to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Foment del Treball Nacional de CatalunyaFull Article

Cacciatore TW, Gurfinkel VS, Horak FB, Day B. (2011). Prolonged weight-shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practictioners of the Alexander Technique. Gait and Posture, 34(4):496-501. Full Article, Audio

Cacciatore TW, Gurfinkel VS, Horak FB, Cordo PJ & Ames KE. (2011). Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training. Human Movement Science, 30(1): 74–89. Full Article, Audio

Reddy P et al (2011). The Impact of the Alexander Technique on Improving Posture and Surgical Ergonomics During Minimally Invasive Surgery: Pilot Study. Journal of Urology, 186:1658-1662. Full Article

Yardley L, et al. (2010). Patients’ views of receiving lessons in the Alexander Technique and an exercise prescription for managing back pain in the ATEAM trial. Family Practice, 27 (2):198-204. Full Article

Hollinghurst, S, Sharp, D, Ballard, K, Barnett, J, Beattie, A, Evans, M, Lewith, G, Middleton, K, Oxford, F, Webley, F, & Little, P (2009). Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain: economic evaluation. British Medical Journal, 337;a2656. Full Article

Little P, et al. (2008). Randomised Controlled Trial of Alexander Technique Lessons, Exercise, and Massage (ATEAM) for Chronic and Recurrent Back Pain. British Medical Journal, 337:a884. Full Article, Video Part I, Video Part II, Audio

Shafarman, E, Geisler, MW. (2006). Effects of Alexander Technique on Muscle Activation During a Computer-Mouse Task: Potential for Reduction in Repetitive Strain Injuries. Alexander Journal, 21. 2006.

Cacciatore TW, Horak FB, Henry SM. (2005). Improvement in Automatic Postural Coordination Following Alexander Technique Lessons in a Person with Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy, 85(6):565-78. Full Article, Audio

Stallibrass C, Sissons P, Chalmers C. (2002). Randomized Controlled Trial of the Alexander Technique for Ideopathic Parkinson’s Disease. Clinical Rehabilitation, 16(7):695-708. Full Article, Audio

Dennis, RJ. (1999). Functional reach improvement in normal older women after Alexander Technique instruction. Journal of Gerontology – Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 54A(1): M8-M11. Full Article

Austin J, Ausubel P. (1992). Enhanced Respiratory Muscular Function in Normal Adults after Lessons in Proprioceptive Musculo-skeletal Education without Exercises. Chest, 102:486-490. Full Article, Audio

Fisher K (1988). Early Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme. Holistic Medicine, 3(1):47-56. (Note: the journal has since been renamed Journal of Interprofessional Medicine.) Full Article

Jones FP. (1965). Method for Changing Stereotyped Response Patterns by the Inhibition of Certain Postural Sets. Psychological Review, 72, (3):196-214. Full Article

Note: If you would like a copy of an article that does not have free access online, please email me and I would be happy to email it to you.

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