My 17 year old son had a terrible accident, breaking his ankle while skate boarding and had to have surgery three times. He had a lot of pain and had a hard time walking. He started studying the Alexander Technique with Deborah Lewis as part of his recovery process, and worked with her for over a year while he was in recovery. We believe that our son healed from the injury and surgeries much more quickly because of his work with Deborah. He really enjoyed his twice weekly lessons, and in addition he found the technique made him feel more at ease and calm in general. Now he is back to having full use of his ankle, and he uses the technique while doing all kinds of challenging physical activities. He told me that it helps him to think clearly in the middle of a difficult set of moves in gymnastics, or when he is rock climbing. He says that he uses the technique in many situations in his life, and I have noticed that his posture is also greatly improved through the Alexander work. Deborah Lewis is a very warm, kind and dedicated Alexander Technique teacher and I highly recommend her.