Hi, I'm Susie Baker, the Alexander Technique Teacher here at Bradley Stoke Physio.
Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique which means that she has completed a recognised course in the teaching of AT and that she adheres to the highest standards of professional practice.
The therapies I offer and my special interests: I qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2011 having completed the three-year full-time STAT training course in Bristol. Passionate about helping people of all ages discover how the Alexander Technique can be used to improve their health and sense of well-being, I also have a particular interest in applying the technique to sport and fitness, particularly running.
It's thanks to my work with Malcolm and the Alexander Technique generally, that my running continues to go from strength to strength. I have completed several sprint distance triathlons and completed her first marathon in New York in November 2011.
I've also more recently discovered a genuine interest in cold-water, or ice, swimming having thrown myself right in the deep-end (so to speak!) when I competed in the bi-annual world winter swimming championships.
Why I do what I do: I was introduced to the Alexander Technique sixteen years ago thanks to Malcolm Balk. Malcolm is a Canadian Alexander teacher and Running Coach who inspires runners to achieve their goals with more ease and less injury. As a keen recreational runner I was delighted with the improvements to my technique and decided to find out how Alexander lessons could help me in other ways.
At the time my job involved a lot of foreign travel and I was suffering from some twinges in my lower back caused by carrying heavy bags onto planes. After having the AT lessons the twinges disappeared. It was then that I recognised the power of the Alexander Technique and wanted to share this with others so they could benefit too.
Why book an appointment with me: I really believe that the Alexander Technique can improve your health and sense of wellbeing as well as help you maximise your potential in something you love doing such as running.