When we suffer from pain, trauma or injury, such as a sore back, broken leg or even resulting from having an operation, we often compensate for not being able to use ourselves in the normal way, quickly developing a new pattern, or habit. However, when the injury has healed, we do not automatically go back to our normal way, and some trace of the compensation pattern remains, even into the long term. This in turn can result in ever-growing levels of “abnormality” in our movements, creating misalignment and chronic strain.
An Alexander Technique Teacher can help you to identify these patterns and reverse them, allowing you to return to optimal functioning.
It is preferable to address these patterns early, if at all possible, but the Alexander Technique can still help even after decades of using yourself poorly.