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Founding Studies and General Medical ResearchStructural Integration, Dr. Ida Rolf, Rockefeller Institute, N.Y., 1918 - 1927. Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue.

Project Breakthrough, Foundation For Brain Injured Children, N.Y.C. 1963
Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue.

Stress, Stimulus Intensity Control, and the Structural Integration Technique, Silverman,
Rapport & Hopkins 1973


Effects of Soft Tissue Mobilization on Parasympathetic Tone in Two Age Groups
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J. Cottingham, M.S., S. Porges, Ph. D., and T.Lyon, M.D., Frances Nelson Health Center, Illinois, 1987,
(abstract: The Journal Of  American Physical Therapy Assn., Vol. 68, No. 3, March 1988)
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Shifts in Pelvic Inclination Angle and Parasympathetic Tone Produced by Rolfing Tissue Manipulation,
Cottingham, The Journal of American Physical Therapy, Vol 68, No 9, September 1988pdf.gif (539 bytes)
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Effects of Structural Integration On State-Trait Anxiety, Robert S. Weinberg and Valerie V. Hunt,
UCLA, 1976, (abstract: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 35, No 2, USA, April 1979 )pdf.gif (539 bytes)
Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue

A Study of Structural Integration from Neuromuscular, Energy Field & Emotional pdf.gif (539 bytes)
Approaches
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(abstract: Dr. Valerie Hunt and Wayne Massey, UCLA Dept. of Kinesiology,
       1977) In a controlled study at the UCLA department of Kinesiology it was found that
       the aim of RolfingŪ, " to create and maintain a more balanced energy system which
       conserves energy rather than expends it", was in fact achieved. They found that,
        1. Movements were smoother, larger and less constrained.
        2. There were less extraneous movements.
        3. Body movements were more dynamic and energetic
        4. Carriage was more erect and there was less obvious strain to maintain help positions.

Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue

Electromyography Evaluation of Structural Integration Techniques, Dr.'s Valerie Hunt and
Wayne Massey, UCLA, (abstract: Psychoenergetic Systems, Gordon & Breach Science
Pub., U.K. 1977)pdf.gif (539 bytes)
Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue

Children's Project, Robert Toperek, Philadelphia, PA, 1978
Reprinted with permission by the Rolf Institue

Readings on the Scientific Basis of BodyWork, James L. Oshman, Ph.D
The Connective Tissue and Myofascial Systems, 1993

Cerebral Palsy

Functional Evaluation of RolfingŪ in Cerebral Palsy, Perry, Jones & Thomas,
(abstract: Developmental Med. Child. Neurol. 1981,23)
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Children with Cerebral Palsy, Cindy Potter, 1986
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Biomechanical Research

Biomechanical Structuring For Figure Skating, preliminary pilot study report for the U.S.
Figure Skating  Association, Helan James, Katherine Robertson, and Neal Powers,
Olympic Training Center Camp, CO, 1988)pdf.gif (539 bytes)
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

A Three-Paradigm Treatment Model Using Soft Tissue Mobilization and Guided
Movement-Awareness Techniques for a Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain:
A Case Study
,  John T. Cottingham, MS, PT Jeffrey Maitland, Ph.D., Journal of Sports
Physical Therapy  Volume 26, III, September 1997
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Motion Injuriespdf.gif (539 bytes)
Reprinted with permission by senior author.

Siana Goodwin, on-site RolferŪ at Starkey Laboratories, the world's third largest hearing aid manufacturer,
helped decrease their workmen's compensation claims for carpal tunnel syndrome by 88%. RolfingŪ has
proven to be highly effective in managing repetitive stress injuries, and reducing insurance costs.



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