Miss Serena Woolf, teacher of Psychophysical Education and Alexander Technique
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 303

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Miss Serena Woolf

MA, BSc (Hons), MSTAT

Teacher of Psychophysical Education and Alexander Technique

 

Clinical Interests

 

  • Musculo-skeletal related chronic pain
  • Back, neck, shoulder, and pelvic pain
  • Persistent migraine
  • Polymyalgia and certain types of arthritis
  • Kyphosis, Lordosis, Scoliosis, and postural conditions
  • Joint hypermobility syndromes
  • Neuropathies
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (particularly following musculo-skeletal trauma)
  • Parkinson’s disease and tremors
  • Stress, trauma, and anxiety related disorders

 

Professional Profile

Serena Woolf studied the theory and practice of Psychophysical Education and Alexander Technique at The Dimon Institute in New York, USA, where she is now a faculty member as well as a director of the Institute.  Whilst in New York, she received a Masters Degree with a concentration in Psychophysical Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, before returning to the UK to continue her studies at the Constructive Teaching Centre for Alexander Technique where she now teaches anatomy.

 

Psychophysical Education (of which Alexander Technique is a subset) is a cutting edge field that uses a different human model from usual medical paradigms.  Most human activity occurs at a highly subconscious level, so a person will not know if they are misusing their own operating system, which, as is often the case, can lead to pain, stress, and anxiety.  Miss Woolf’s research and practice address the implications of this for everyday activity.  She teaches a person how to function at a more conscious level, thus enabling them to make intelligent changes to improve their movement, thinking, and underlying coordination patterns, with a subsequent reduction in clinical symptoms and an improvement of quality of life.

 

Research Interests

The role of neuro-myofascial-skeletal entities in holistic human function.  The links between thought processes, proprioception and coordination patterns in movement.

 

Memberships or Associations

 

  • CNHC Registered
  • MSTAT
  • HMSA