In October 2016 CNHC liaised with the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) to co-ordinate our responses to the NICE consultation on its guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease. The Alexander Technique had been included in the original guideline but NICE’s draft guideline proposed removing the specific recommendation for Alexander Technique lessons.
CNHC responded to the consultation, reinforcing points made by STAT, and also stating that Alexander Technique teaching has been recognised as a health occupation by the Professional Standards Authority, along with all CNHC registered disciplines, as part of CNHC’s Accredited Register.
The updated guidelines contain the following statement in the section titled ‘Nonpharmacological management of motor and non-motor symptoms’:
1.7.4 Consider the Alexander Technique for people with Parkinson’s disease who are experiencing balance or motor function problems.
You can view the full updated guidelines from NICE here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng71/chapter/Recommendations