Monika Gross, M.AmSAT, M.ATI, RSME, BFA Executive Director The Poise Project


Andrew McCann

Andrew McCann, M.AmSAT Alexander Technique Teacher Self-employed


Rachelle Tsachor

Rachelle P. Tsachor, MA, CMA, mATI, RSMT Assistant Professor of Movement University of Illinois at Chicago

How Alexander Technique Can Complement Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Interdisciplinary Care Practice IC18


DAY Saturday 13 April 2019

TIME 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours Instructional course, Lecture and Hands-on Workshop

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurodegenerative Disease, Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation

CAREER LEVEL  Introductory



Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Massage Therapists, Exercise & Fitness Specialists, Community Leaders and Health Program Administrators, Home Health Agency Administrators, Rehabilitation Medicine Researchers, Nurses, Physicians, including Neurologists and Movement Disorder Specialists, and other Medical and Allied Health Professionals


Course Description

Alexander technique (AT) is an educational cognitive approach to improving functional patterns of posture and movement during everyday activities. Adaptive Alexander-based programs show clients how to choose functional patterns that are thought to result in more efficient and optimal use of postural muscles. Clients learn ways to transform stressful reactions into responses that create conditions to increase potential for positive rehabilitation outcomes and long-term recovery and prevention. This helps them increase motor self-management and enhances independence, confidence, emotional resilience and overall quality of life. Training in AT principles develops and strengthens the individual’s ability to make mindful choices about how to respond to the stressors of life, whether they are psychological or physiological in origin. Research on AT training indicates high potential for long-term retention of benefits, with additional potential for an actual increase of gains over time.
This instructional course will introduce Alexander technique as a tool for patient self-management that enhances the ability of patients to be more active and skilled partners in their own care and recovery. Additionally, this course will give an overview of the research on the clinical impact of AT training on target populations, including the elderly, Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis. It will give an overview of AT principles and explore the research on the mechanisms that may be linked to positive clinical outcomes.
The goal of this course is to clarify the role of the AT specialist in enhancing a patient’s ability to be a more active, skilled partner in both preventative and rehabilitative care while increasing the potential for an increase of benefits from all their care team interventions. It will identify the training of the AT specialist and their role on a rehabilitation interdisciplinary care team.



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the background and principles of Alexander
  2. Give an overview of the clinical research of Alexander
  3. Give an overview of research on mechanism of action of Alexander technique
  4. Understand Alexander technique principles in action through demonstration
  5. Describe the usefulness of patient training in AT principles to develop self-management skills that complement rehabilitative care, and understand the role of the AT specialist on the interdisciplinary care team.

CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.



Early Bird rate $49 for members and $99 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

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