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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2004 Nov;15(4):811-25, vi.

Alexander technique and Feldenkrais method: a critical overview.

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Carle Foundation Hospital, 602 W 810 W Anthony Drive, Urbana, IL 61802, USA.


This article develops an overall better understanding of the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais method. Initially, a brief history is provided to lay the groundwork for the development of these techniques. A description of the techniques, training requirements, and mechanism of action follows. Indications, contraindications, and patient selection are discussed. This article reviews and identifies what research has been completed and what areas need further investigation. Overall, the goal is to establish a guide to aid in determining who may benefit from these techniques and outcomes to expect when using these techniques.

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