Surgery of any kind produces trauma in your body that not only requires healing, but may also require you to modify the ways in which you sit, stand, and move through life.  On this page, you can learn how Alexander Technique students and teachers have used the Technique to aid in their recovery process. If you have used the Alexander Technique to make your life easier after surgery, and would be willing to write about your experience, or are willing to do a Zoom or Skype interview about your experience, please contact me here: AlexanderTechnique.com/contact

More information about the Alexander Technique and the following surgeries:

Spinal Fusion

Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement

Cataract Surgery

Hysterectomy

Cancer Surgery

Spinal Fusion

Recovering from spinal fusion presents some unique challenges for maintaining range and ease of head movement and doing ordinary activities like sitting, standing, bending etc. The videos below address those issues and while they are particularly useful after fusion, they can be very useful for anybody who wants to move with greater freedom, and less chance of injury.

Below these videos are some blog posts that relate to this topic.

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 1- Head/Neck Movement:

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 2 – Gesturing with Ease:

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 3 – Bending with Ease:

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 4 – Sitting with Ease:

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 5 – Arm Movements:

Alexander Technique Approach to Moving Well After Spinal Fusion Part 6 – Top of the spine ease:

You can also view all these videos by clicking on their YouTube Playlist

Related blog posts:

There and Back Again – My Alexander Technique Journey through Neck Surgery

There and Back Again, My Journey through Neck Surgery – Part 2

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Knee Replacement

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Hip Replacement

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery dramatically improves vision, but the eye movement habits established during years of wearing glasses can persist and limit eye mobility unless those habits are released.  This is especially likely if you have had very strong corrective lenses and have worn glasses for many years.  This video explains the problem and offers Alexander Technique based solutions.

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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is considered to be major surgery and, depending on the type of procedure, can require some serious adjusting to cutting of the abdominal muscles.

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Cancer Surgery

 

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