Athletic Performance

Rolfing gives world-class Athletes an “edge”

Many Olympic and professional athletes have found that Rolfing enhances their performance and reduces recovery time for sport related injuries.

“My center of balance and performance greatly improved with Rolfing.”
– Elvis Stojko, 1997 World Champion Figure Skater

“Rolfing has made a huge difference.”
– Joe Greene, 1996 US Bronze Medallist Long Jumper

5-Year UCLA Dept. of Kinesiology Study proves the following outstanding results from Rolfing:

Neuromuscular Results:

  • greater physical skill
  • greater movement efficiency
  • improved neuromuscular balance
  • more energy, less fatigue
  • greater energy flow and balanced distribution of energy

Emotional Results:

  • emotional calmness
  • decrease in anxiety state
  • improved sensory awareness
  • feelings of well being
  • improved memory recall

Enhance your physical efficiency

Through Rolfing, you may experience dramatic improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of movement (see case study). You will use less energy for any given movement and perform the movement with more ease, power, and strength. Rolfing incorporates the science of bio-mechanics to work effectively with lower back pain, knee problems, athletic performance, injury prevention and recovery.

“Generic sports massage therapies help with circulation and relaxation but Rolfing realigns the structure for greater efficiency and precision of movement.”
– Dr. Karlis Ullis, MD. as the Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group in Santa Monica, CA, advisor to US athletes in five Olympic games, in the sports of figure skating, cross country skiing, bobsleigh, biathlon, track and field, and other sports.

Professional Athletes Benefiting from Rolfing

Athletes like Minnesota Vikings, Capt. Of Offense, Cris Carter demand a lot from their bodies. Just last year a high ankle sprain took him out of the game, until he received help from Wayne Henningsgaard, his Certified Rolfer. Cris says, “Six physicians predicted I would be out of the game for five weeks with that high ankle sprain. Wayne had me back out in a week– I played the (Dec. ’99) Green Bay game and within two weeks I was playing full force again and ran a 100 yard game.”

“For a professional athlete, your job requires you to be at your optimum best,” says Qadry Ismail, Baltimore Raven’s wide receiver. “If you are not at your best your performance decreases drastically. I depend on Rolfing for injury prevention and recovery. Whatever I come into the session with I know will be gone by the end, no matter how severe or how minor, when I see my Rolfer, Wayne Henningsgaard. I wind up not missing a game, not missing a beat and that makes a big difference to me.”

Leading Athletes that have benefited from Rolfing:

  • Mario Lemieux – NHL Hockey Player
  • Michelle Kwan – Olympic Figure Skater, 1997
  • Tom Seaver – Major League Pitcher
  • Charles Barkley – NBA Basketball Player
  • Ivan Lendl – Top Seed Tennis Champion

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