International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation

Alexander technique

A system for developing one's kinesthetic sense and awareness of posture and everyday movements. It comprises the inhibition of faulty postural habits and aims at conscious control of the body and mind. Developed (after a personal experience of the importance of the neck muscles) at the turn of the century by the Australian elocutionist F. Matthias Alexander (1869-1955), who published the method in articles and books between 1907 and 1941, together with his brother, Albert R. Alexander (1874-1947), he taught in London and the USA.


Eisenberg MG. 1995. Dictionary of Rehabilitation. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 375 p. Used with permission.

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