I know from my own experience with Guida, a client in Sevenoaks, how Alexander helps with neck pain. Guida was unable to turn her head at all when she first came to me. Her neck was rigid and causing her such pain she was crying sometimes. Within three months the pain had gone, and a year later, most of her movement has returned. Hurray!
A paper was recently published on self efficacy:
‘A further publication from the ATLAS neck pain trial concludes that Alexander lessons lead to long-term improvements in the way people live their daily lives and manage their pain.
It reports a positive outcome from learning the AT on people’s self-efficacy and ability for self-care, and highlights the correlation between these improvements and the long-term improvements in chronic neck pain.
One of the authors, Professor Hugh MacPherson from the University of York, describes it as a landmark study for many years to come and has said that it really does set out the role of self-care and self-efficacy as key components related to the benefits of the AT.
The paper is published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine and is free for everyone to view.