Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine
Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Alexander technique (AT) is an educational cognitive approach. Adapted Alexander-based programs show clients how to choose functional patterns that are thought to result in more efficient and optimal use of postural muscles in everyday activities, and how to transform stressful reactions into responses that increase positive rehabilitation outcomes and long-term recovery and prevention. This course identifies AT training as a tool to enhance patient ability to be more active partners in their own care and recovery; the role of the AT specialist in interdisciplinary care; and an overview of research on clinical impact of AT training. Course includes experiential learning.