course code: WS627
presenting the alexander technique effectively to the scientific mind
with aniko ball
friday aug 14, 14:00 - 16:00
venue: CG-059, Main Building (ground level)
C communicating O other
This workshop presentation will explore why the Alexander Technique is well known in the performing arts, but almost unknown in medicine and dentistry. The workshop will show Alexander teachers and trainees how they can effectively approach dentists, doctors and other scientifically trained professionals.
Musculoskeletal disorders are accepted as the ‘price to pay’ for being a professional in clinical dentistry. Dental students are not trained in good use. Researchers worldwide show an alarming incidence of chronic pain in the dental profession, resulting in suffering, disability and early retirement for many. Aniko will present surveys she has conducted about the incidence of chronic pain in dentistry.
Alexander teachers can make a great difference to the musculoskeletal health of dentists, doctors, surgeons and other health professionals, as well as chronic pain sufferers in the general community through medical referrals.
Scientifically trained people need research evidence and clear factual explanations. Learning to present the Alexander Technique as an evidence-based practice will help those with a scientific mind understand the causes, prevention, and management of musculoskeletal disorders.