�I never thought I could do that...�: Findings from an Alexander Technique pilot group for older people with a fear of falling.
A new pilot study co-authored by Lesley Glover & Jane Clappison both MSTAT teachers, along with colleagues from the University of Hull, has been published. The research supports the fact that participating in Alexander Technique (AT) group classes can be helpful for older people with a fear of falling. The study is small but the findings from participant focus group discussions show that the AT can help this group to do things they did not think they could do. It also suggests that taking part in AT group classes empowered them to make different choices about what they do and don�t do, and how they do it. Participants developed a new understanding of how they could move and they reported that they enjoyed learning the AT. This study provides further information about the ways in which learning the AT helps individuals and is consistent with the recently published findings from the ATLAS trial that learning the AT helps with self-care and self-efficacy. ...
Ergonomics in Dentistry
Prolonged forward and downwardly directed, unilaterally collapsed dental work postures lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Many dental practitioners have become accustomed to pain and discomfort, believing it is the price to be paid for being a dentist.
Students do not receive training in dental school in how to organise their body to gain access to their patients' mouths without compromising their musculoskeletal health.
Wrong postural hygiene and ergonomics in dental students of the University of Valencia (Spain) (part I).
Cervera-Espert J, et al. Eur J Dent Educ. 2017.
"CONCLUSIONS: The students in our study were not familiar with the principles of ergonomics and did not sit correctly in the dentist chair. Improved training in this field is required in dental school."
Fundamental Inner Ergonomics Programs teach the Ergonomic principles every dentist needs to know. optimumdentalposture.com/future-events/
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Alexander Technique with Andrea Walsh shared The Guardian's post.
Here's what a leading Neuro-surgeon, Jack Stern, said about back pain and the Alexander Technique: '97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority that require medical intervention such as surgery'. ...
Alexander Technique with Andrea Walsh shared a memory.
It's a year ago since the wonderful Alan Rickman died. This is what he had to say about the Alexander Technique: ...
“With the best of intentions, the job of acting can become a display of accumulated bad habits, trapped instincts and blocked energies. Working with the Alexander Technique to untangle the wires has given me sightings of another way; mind and body, work and life together. Real imaginative freedom.” ~Alan Rickman #motivationmonday #alexandertechnique #alexandertechworks