Sports are very tough on the
body. I truly understand the need for a therapy that can help speed
up the healing process that does not include just resting. Sitting
out on the side lines is just not an option for a true competitor
and can get very frustrating. I myself have had this type of therapy
for over 15 years and I truly believe it helped me achieve my elite
level status as an athlete.
Rolfing® is a
form of body education in which tissue is reorganized to maximize
form, function, and fluidity.
This type of alternative therapy helps give injuries
space and allows for a faster recovery. Many chronic pains come
from compensations from another injury or trauma.
Many consider Rolfing to be a form of physical therapy. We are able
to help clients become aware of their inhibiting movement patterns
and teach them how to change them to be more efficient.
The main goal for this work would be to help the athletes
through injuries and to keep them going during their season. This
type of bodywork can also prolong athletic careers to many more
vs. Active Release
Active release is very similar to Rolfing. The only big difference
is that Rolfing uses a whole body approach. For example, the hips,
knees or ankles could be causing the back pain. Most therapists
would just work directly on the back. As a rolfer we examine the
whole body and how the hips, knees and ankles would be affecting
your back. Rolfers look for patterns in the body that might be causing
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