DJ Doublecross said:The Alexander Technique seems like a bit overkill for what I'm looking for. Not saying it doesn't work, but I don't think I want to take 25-50 or more classes to learn to re-think how I approach life in general. I imagine there is probably a fairly simple solution that involves changing something in my routine, doing a few exercises or stretches, etc.
Someone in another thread mentioned the Sports Therapy clinic at Mt. Sinai, which is right beside me. Anyone had any experience there? Since I'm not an athlete suffering from a sports injury, would it be weird to just walk in there? Or is "sports therapy" applied to more musculo-skeletal problems in general?
acheron said:Chiro is quackery. If you want a solution that will keep you from recurring visits to a Chiropractor and physio isn't your idea of healthcare then something like a class in the Alexander method might be up your alley.
The technique is frequently employed by stage actors as well as people who simply want to learn how to move in ways that don't add or create stress.
Do a search for the Canadian Chiro College.. It was on Bayview, but I believed it has moved to Leslie. You can have students, with supervision, at 1/10th of the cost.
BTW, good luck with OHIP, I had two major back surgeries and I can't get covered beyond the minimum. I can get a disabled parking license, but god forbid I need non-surgical attention.....
edit: A quick search on tribe sees a lot of people giving flack to chiros and recommending physiotherapists instead.
So other recommendations are welcome. My lower back has started hurting in the past year, and I think it mostly stems from posture-related problems at my job (which is quite physical, not a desk job) but also could be a problem with my bed and general sleeping patterns, as I can feel my back hurting when I go to bed and when I wake up.
Ideally I'd like to retrain my body so it doesn't hurt anymore and I don't have to constantly see a specialist, since I am freelance and don't have medical coverage beyond basic OHIP. I want to learn how to do it myself, although I realize it will take more than one session to start.