Prolonged weight-shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practitioners of the Alexander Technique

Timothy W. Cacciatore, Victor S. Gurfinkel, Fay Horak, Brian L. Day

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Abstract

The Alexander Technique (AT) is used to improve postural and movement coordination and has been reported to be clinically beneficial, however its effect on movement coordination is not well-characterized. In this study we examined the sit-to-stand (STS) movement by comparing coordination (phasing, weight-shift and spinal movement) between AT teachers (n=15) and matched control subjects (n=14). We found AT teachers had a longer weight-shift (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-501
Number of pages6
JournalGait and Posture
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Alexander Technique
  • Motor processes
  • Muscle tone
  • Posture
  • Sit-to-stand

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biophysics

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Prolonged weight-shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practitioners of the Alexander Technique. / Cacciatore, Timothy W.; Gurfinkel, Victor S.; Horak, Fay; Day, Brian L.

In: Gait and Posture, Vol. 34, No. 4, 10.2011, p. 496-501.

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Cacciatore, Timothy W. ; Gurfinkel, Victor S. ; Horak, Fay ; Day, Brian L. / Prolonged weight-shift and altered spinal coordination during sit-to-stand in practitioners of the Alexander Technique. In: Gait and Posture. 2011 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 496-501.
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