MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug 14, 2018) ̶ Milligan College’s Occupational Therapy program will host a workshop on the Alexander Technique for regional occupational therapists and current students in the Thompson Center on Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Alexander Technique teaches strategic coordination, improving balance and strength through the proper use of the body’s deep structural support. The workshop will focus on improving posture and movements used by occupational therapists in everyday tasks, ranging from sitting at a desk to working with clients in a chair or hospital bed.
“Occupational therapists regularly lift, move, transfer and lean over patients, which can result in muscle tension and fatigue,” said Dr. Charlotte Anderson, an adjunct music instructor who holds certification from the American Society for the Alexander Technique. “By refining the use of their bodies through the Alexander Technique, occupational therapists can avoid injury and maintain higher levels of energy throughout each day.”
Participants will receive hands-on instruction from members of the Alexander Teachers of the Mountain Region. In addition, current practitioners will receive continuing education credit through the workshop.
Space is limited and the cost of the workshop is $50. Interested participants can register at www.milligan.edu/workshop by September 10.
To learn more about Milligan’s Occupational Therapy program, visit milligan.edu/msot. To learn more about the Alexander Technique, visit ashevillealexanderteachers.com.