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Before being certified as an AT teacher by the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) in 1987, I had received a post-graduate certificate in Physical Therapy and a Master of Arts in Health Education from the University of Florida/Gainesville. I was a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy early in my career, and worked for 19 years as a traditional physical therapist.

Since 1987, I have devoted my time to the study and practice of the Alexander Technique. I have a special interest in the neurophysiology of the AT, which led me to organize a panel of neurophysiologists who discussed the physiological basis of the Alexander work, at the 7th AT Congress in August 2004. See Congress Papers, 2004.
In 2008, I directed the 8th International Congress and expanded this interest in physiology. The plenary talks were all given by world famous neuroscientists. Consciousness and the AT were the topics developed during this Congress. See Congress Papers 2008. I have been invited to teach a seminar at the 9th International Congress in August, 2011, on the ground breaking muscle physiology research of David Garlick PHD.

My interest in supporting my professional community led me to serve as Chairperson of ACAT, as Vice-President of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), as AmSAT/AGM Chairperson and chair of the Credentials Committee. I enjoy lecturing to medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Columbia University and have introduced the AT to physical therapists at Columbia University, Touro College and Mercy College.

During the summer I am a regular faculty member of the annual Sweetbriar Residential Alexander Technique Course. The faculty includes my mentor, Elisabeth Walker.

 


My mentor, Elisabeth Walker working with me.

See Elisabeth Walker Master Class