Sports or performance injuries bring many people to AT. The Technique was invented by a "player." F.M. Alexander, a Victorian-era actor, was driven to discover what was causing him to become hoarse and breathless on stage. Doctors couldn't help.
From observing himself intently for months, Alexander learned that whenever he went to speak, he was doing certain things that stopped him. Pulling his head back and down. Pulling his chest up and stiffening his back. Then, when he saw what he was doing, he did the truly hard part. He found a way to change his habits.
Alexander's discovery brought him acclaim, as well as clients, from among the the great singers and actors of his time. The medical community soon followed.
Today, instrumentalists and sportspeople, who want to develop their best motor coordination, seek out AT. They find their AT skills improve their balance, breathing and agility. And, most importantly, AT helps them to recover from performance-related injuries, and avoid future injury