Anne McDonald Alexander Teacher & Feldenkrais Practitioner
 
 

       Anne McDonald, MFA,OTR/L   

has been an AmSAT certified Alexander Teacher, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist for over 25 years.


Formerly Anne was an Assistant Professor of Dance at the American University and the University of Maryland, College Park. She maintains a private practice overlooking beautiful Rock Creek Park in Northwest Washington DC conveniently located near the Van Ness metro. Health insurance is accepted for her services


The Alexander Technique (AT) and the Feldenkrais Method® (FM) have been well known to performing artists and sports professionals around the world. Musicians, singers, dancers, actors and athletes have found that by learning these techniques they can recover from or avoid injuries, improve their performance, and extend their performing careers. Office workers, senior citizens, caregivers, health care providers and people living with illness, chronic pain, muscular tension or recovering from an injury or surgery also benefit.  These neuromuscular approaches not only help to heal and alleviate pain, but also help to improve  how we function throughout our daily activities.


The AT and FM are practices that use movement and attention to improve sensory-motor processing. By improving the ability to process information from our internal and external environments, these practices enhance our perceptions. Awareness of where we are in space and how we are moving and thinking become more accurate. With more reliable and accurate processing, one can learn to identify and inhibit habitual tension patterns which often induce pain and limit effective movement.


The evidence for the effectiveness of the AT and FM is growing, especially in the areas of balance, functional mobility, and quality of life in adults with Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and post-stroke; along with evidence or effective pain management in chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain.


By using unique and gentle hands-on and verbal techniques,  Anne can help you improve your  sensory awareness, identify and inhibit postural and movement tension patterns, reduce pain and develop better movement and coordination.

 

Learn to Sit,  Stand, Walk and Breath with Ease and Comfort

•Ameliorate Chronic Pain

•Ease Tension

•Increase Awareness and Attention

*Improve Posture, Coordination and Balance

 

For more information

or to make an appointment, call


202-577-5704


or email:


amcdonald1@msn.com