As a graphic designer I sat at a computer for long periods of time resulting in neck pain, RSI and poor posture
I developed neck and shoulder pain and as a graphic designer, spending long hours at a computer, tight deadlines, I suffered from repetitive strain injury in my right arm (RSI). I was in a lot of pain, my fingers and forearm would get really sore, particularly after a day's work until eventually the pain was there all the time. So I looked for the usual routes, doctor, physiotherapy, but really I found no help at all and was getting quite desperate.
But one day I went to an Alexander workshop, a whole day and a new world opened up to me. I was able to see a potential I didn't understand but I could sense. The very gentle touch and approach, really appealed to me. It's a strange thing to say but from that very day my whole being knew there was something so deeply true, I had to find out more.
From there I participated in a 6 week course which was fun and showed me lots of different ways to explore and play with activities and see how I could change the way I moved using less effort. The value of seeing other people in the group changing, thinking and moving effortlessly was quite amazing and very quickly I just wanted more of that freedom in movement.
I moved on to one to one classes and there the deep and profound changes I made are still with me now. I started to feel better in myself, my RSI pain disappeared and my posture started to change. It took time but it was absolutely worth it.
The Technique really helped me through my pregnancy
The technique also helped me a great deal throughout my pregnancy as balance becomes more difficult and it was a great help to have lessons during this challenging and exciting time. Read more
I teach at the Alexander Technique Studio, Cork where I have been teaching one to one lessons and groups classes since 2006.
I am a teaching member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), the Irish Society for the Alexander Technique (ISATT) and Alexander Technique International (ATI). I also hold a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.