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Located in Bellingham, WA since 1999 Rolfing Works has been helping clients young and old to address issues of structural imbalance and strain.  

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OUR APPROACH:

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a unique whole-body approach that facilitates effortless, upright posture and fluid, pain-free movement.  

After observing and analyzing your body structure, we skillfully and systematically manipulate the soft tissues to realign and balance your body.

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2 weeks ago

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Sports Physiotherapy Stefan DuellKNEE TENSEGRITY

[FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY]

This post is a great follow up to my previous posts about the thigh muscles (scroll down timeline).

All muscles I talked about are mainly involved in stabilizing the knee joint and also make sure your knee is healthy!

Tensegrity biomechanics are governed by the balance of tension and compression.

Here we see a diagram of the muscles that attach to the lower limb (tibia and fibula). The tensional balance of these muscles pulleys must be equal in order to manage the compression of the knee joint and its internal contents. If tension is unequal in any of these tissues, compression ensues (meniscus).

In the first picture, the arrows represent the muscles that effect the knee joint/distal femur directly.
They all balance each other’s pull through a tensegrity system.

They are:
Biceps femoris (1)
IT Band (2)
Quadriceps tendon (3)
Semimembranosis (4)
Sartorius (5)
Gracilis (6)
Semitendinosus (7)

Balanced tissue tension → joint centration → optimal knee function.

Now you can question yourself if Osteoarthritis is a disease or a by product of the imbalance between tension and compression?

This points out how important it is to work continuously on imbalances not only at the knee joint but at the whole musculo-sceleto-fascial system especially if you work with professional athletes!

Know your functional anatomy, not just what the books say. It will make you a better doctor, therapist or coach.

Credit: @anatomylinks

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3 weeks ago

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Dr. Ida Rolf InstituteListen to original audio recordings of Dr. Ida Rolf teaching.

Experience her wit, wisdom and vision of structural integration.

In “Ida Teaches What Does Breath Have to Do With the Sacrum?” she speaks about William Garner Sutherland, DO. She says Sutherland snuck in study of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Sutherland’s theory was that the lungs were not the organ of respiration but that the spine was the organ of respiration. The spine is a pumping device.

Here is the link to our website where the audio recordings are posted. www.rolf.org/ida_teaches.php

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WHERE DOES ROLFING COME FROM?

When she pioneered her work more than 50 years ago, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., first called her work Structural Integration. The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity.

She observed that, over time, the field of gravity actually accentuates the body’s imbalances and diminishes its flexibility. Based on these core observations, she developed her groundbreaking methods of hands-on manipulation which later became known as Rolfing – to reduce gravity’s adverse effects on the body.