Research

Structural Integration

  1. Structural Integration: Origins and Development (2011). Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Sep, 17(9): 775-780.

    Author:  Jacobson, E.

  2. Structural Integration, an Alternative Method of Manual Therapy and Sensorimotor Education (2011). The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(10): 891-899.

    Author:  Jacobson, E.

  3. Cell Biology Meets Rolfing (2007). Science Magazine, 318, 1234-1235.

    Author:  Grimm, D.

  4. Structural Integration – developments in Ida Rolf’s ‘Recipe’ Part 1 (2004). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8(2): 131-142.

    Author:  Myers, T. W.

  5. Structural Integration – developments in Ida Rolf’s ‘Recipe’ Part 2 (2004). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8(3): 189-198.

    Author:  Myers, T. W.

  6. Structural Integration – developments in Ida Rolf’s ‘Recipe’ Part 3 (2004). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8(4): 249-264.

    Author:  Myers, T. W.

Fascia Research

  1. Fascia Research – A Narrative Review (2012). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(1): 67-75.

    Authors:  Findley, T., Chaudhry, H., & Roman, M.

  2. A Theoretical Framework for the Role of Fascia in Manual Therapy (2012). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(1): 83-93.

    Authors:  Simmonds, N., Miller, P., & Gemmell, H.

  3. Passive Muscle Stiffness May be Influenced by Active Contractility of Intramuscular Connective Tissue (2006). Medical Hypotheses, 66(1): 66-71.

    Authors:  Schleip, R., Naylor, I.L., Ursu, D., Melzer, W., Zorn, A., Wilke, H.J., Lehmann-Horn, F., & Klingler, W.

  4. Active Fascial Contractility: Fascia May Be Able to Contract in a Smooth Muscle-like Manner and thereby Influence Musculoskeletal Dynamics. (2005). Medical Hypotheses, 65(2):273-7.

    Authors:  Schleip, R., Klingler, W., & Lehmann-Horn, F.

  5. Fascial Plasticity – A New Neurobiological Explanation Part 1 (2003). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 7(1): 11-19.

    Author:  Schleip, R.

  6. Fascial Plasticity – A New Neurobiological Explanation Part 2 (2003). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 7(2): 104-116.

    Author:  Schleip, R.

Chronic Pain

  1. Treatment of Chronic Pain Through the Use of Structural Integration (Rolfing) (2000). Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 9(3): 411 – 428.

    Authors:  Deutsche, J. E., Derr, L. L., Judd, P., & Reuven, B.

Balance

  1. Improvement in Balance with Structural Integration (Rolfing): A Controlled Case Series in Persons with Myofascial Pain (2004). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85(9):e34.

    Authors: Findley, T., Quigley, K. Maney, M., Chaudhry, H., & Agbaje, I.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

  1. Effectiveness of body awareness interventions in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2015). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(1):35-56.

    Authors:  Courtois, I., Cools, F., & Calsius, J.

  2. A Pilot Study Measuring Outcomes of Managing Fascial Health for Individuals with Fibromyalgia (2015). IASI Yearbook of Structural Integration, p 54-63.

    Author:  Segarra, K. B.

  3. Effects of Structural Integration Rolfing® Method and Acupuncture on Fibromyalgia (2015). Rev Dor. Sao Paulo, 16(2): 96 – 101.

    Authors:  Stall, P., Hosomi, J.K., Faelli, C.Y.P., Pai, H.J., Teixeira, M.J. & Marchiori, P.E.

  4. Fibromyalgia Syndrome Treated with the Structural Integration Rolfing® Method (2014). Rev Dor. Sao Paulo, 15(4): 248 – 252.

    Authors:  Stall, P. & Teixeira, M. J.

Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

  1. Structural Integration as an Adjuct to Outpatient Rehabilitation for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial (2015) Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, p 1-19.

    Authors:  Jacobson, E. E., Meleger, A. L., Bonato, P., Wayne, P. M., Langevin, H.M., Kaptchuk, T. J., & Davis, R. B.

Body Image and Back Pain

  1. Influence of Structural Integration and Fascial Fitness on Body Image and the Perception of Back Pain (2017). Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Vol. 29, No. 6, pg 1010-1013.

    Authors:  Baur, H., Gatterer, H., Hotter, B., & Kopp, M.

Stress and Trauma

  1. The preparatory set: a novel appraoch to understanding stress, trauma, and the bodymind therapies (2015). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:178.

    Authors:   Payne, P. & Crane-Godreau, M. A.

Performance Training

  1. Editorial (2015). Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6(2): 125-129.

    Author:  Worth, L.

Cervical Spine Intervention

  1. Rolfing structural integration treatment of cervical spine dysfunction (2009). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 13(3): 229-238.

    Authors:  James, H., Castaneda, L., Miller, M. E., & Findley, T.

CEREBRAL PALSY

  1. Gait Improvement in Children with Cerebral Palsy after Myofascial Structural Integration Therapy (2016). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 20(1):152.

    Authors:  Price, K. S., Buysse, C.A., Loi, E. C., Hansen, A. B., Jaramillo, T. M., Pico, E. L., & Feldman, H. M.

  2. Myofascial Structural Integration Therapy on Gross Motor Function and Gait of Young Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2015). Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3: 74.

    Authors:  Loi, E. C., Buysse, C. A., Price, K. S., Jaramillo, T. M., Pico, E. L., Hansen, A. B., & Feldman, H. M.

  3. Gait Changes Following Myofascial Structural Integration (Rolfing) Observed in 2 Children With Cerebral Palsy (2014). Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 19(4): 297-300.

    Authors:  Hansen, A. B., Price, K. S., & Loi, E. C.

  4. Myofascial Structural Integration: A Promising Complementary Therapy for Young Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy (2011). Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 17(2): 131-135.

    Authors:  Hansen, A. B., Price, K. S., & Feldman, H. M.

Auto-Immune Conditions

  1. Structural Integration-Based Fascial Release Efficacy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Two Case Studies (2011). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 15(2): 217-25.

    Author: Ball, T. M.

Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

  1. A Large-Sample Survey of First- and Second-Year Medical Student Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Curriculum and in Practice (2015). Alternative Therapy Health Medicine, 13(1): 30 – 35.

    Authors:  Chaterji, R., Tractenberg, R. E., Amri, H., Lumpkin, M., Amorosi, S. B. W., & Haramati, A.

Amputation

  1. Working with Uncertainty: Structural Integration for a Double Amputee (2015). IASI Yearbook of Structural Integration, p 77 – 81.

    Author:  Foster-Scott, D.

Rheumatoid Athritis

  1. Unwinding the Pattern of Rheumatism (2015). IASI Yearbook of Structural Integration, p 64 – 69.

    Author:  Randall, A.

Scar Tissue

  1. Integrating Scar Tissue into the Fascial Web (2015). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(4): 669 – 670.

    Authors:  Wheeler, S. L., Blessitt, K. L., & Ennis, R. D.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  1. Integrating Manual and Movement Therapy with Philosophical Counseling for Treatment of a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Study that Explores the Principles of Holistic Intervention. (2000) Alternative Therapies In Health and Medicine, 6(2):128, 120-7.

    Authors:  Cottingham, J. T. & Maitland, J.