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Analysis of the article Improvement in Autonomic Posture Coordination Following Alexander Technique Lessons in a Person with Low Back Pain by Timothy W Cacciatore Fay B Horak and Sharon M HenryLow Back Pain LBP may be attributable to maladaptive autonomic postural coordination The Alexander Technique is a form of movement training that may address autonomic postural coordination This case report seeks to show that the Alexander Technique AT does have a positive impact on autonomic postural coordination that autonomic postural coordination is a source of LBP and that the Alexander Technique is a viable option for alleviating LBPIn order to validate their theories researchers followed a 49 year old woman who had suffered chronic idiopathic LBP for 25 years The patients pain was centered on her left lumbrosacral region She described the pain as a deep ache and ranked it as 83 cm out of 10 cm on a visual analog scale The patients posture was noted to have increased pronation bilateral knee hyperextension pelvic obliquity and pelvic rotation lumbar and thoracic lateral curvatures and atypical thoracic kyphosis The patients autonomic posture control was tested using a hydraulic platform which made lateral horizontal translations Kinematic markers on the patients body which were recorded by multiple cameras and force plates under her feet were used to measure her responses to the platform translations Measurements were taken of her autonomic postural responses four times in the three months before she began lessons in the Alexander Technique It was noted at that time that her postural responses to rightward translations lacked coordination and appeared unstableThe patient participated in weekly 45 minute lessons in the Alexander Technique for six months The AT teaches movement strategies that focus on two main themes that are applicable to all posture and movement direction and inhibition Direction is guiding your body to choose postures and movement strategies that are most appropriate to your bodys kinematics It is taught through specific visualization and
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