[Subterm of Manipulative therapies]
Alexander technique refers to the process of psychophysical reeducation to improve postural balance and coordination in order to move with minimal strain and maximum ease. The Alexander technique was developed by Frederick M. Alexander (1869-1957). It is based on three principles: 1.) a physical function is affected by its use; 2.) an organism functions as a whole and 3.) the relationship of the head, neck and spine is vital to the organism’s ability to function optimally. Human movement is thought to be most fluent when the head leads and the spine follows. Practiced repeatedly, it improves coordination and balance.