The Technique has been established in this country for over 100 years and has had support from prominent physicians and surgeons ever since its inception.
Lessons can be given privately, or they can, in certain circumstances, be paid for through the National Health Service
Some of the major private medical insurance companies accept claims for Alexander lessons where these have been recommended by a medically qualified specialist (i.e. a Consultant) as part of his/her plan of management for that patient. Some do so on a GP’s recommendation.
The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine endorses the value of the Technique in the management of performers’ medical problems. Leading specialists in the field routinely refer their patients for Alexander lessons in a wide variety of disorders.
The Parkinson’s Disease Society has funded research into the Alexander Technique, as has The Foundation for Integrated Medicine. The Migraine Trust, The Dyspraxia Trust, The Marfan Association UK, The Scoliosis Association (UK), and many other patients’ self-help groups acknowledge the value of the Technique.