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Rolfing Success Stories

Robert Peterson, Retired DDS.

"I have had the pleasure of being exposed to Rolfing several years ago.In choosing a Rolfer, I look at their educational qualifications and experience and found that Frank's qualifications were what I was looking for. I am now very aware of the benefits of Rolfing. After foot surgery on both feet to correct 2nd toe disarticulation problems and the resulting scar tissue formation that made walking very painful I found myself walking on the outside of my feet. Not good. Frank listened and addressed my complaint by manipulating my feet  and breaking down the post surgical scar tissue. Frank suggested several foot exercises over a period of several  sessions where he worked with my feet, upper legs and back issues that had me compensating my posture while walking. I am now able to walk freely and comfortably. I am a very active 88-year old and I cannot began to tell you how nice it is to walk pain free. Thank you Frank. I will and would not hesitate to recommend you."

T.J. Tollakson, Professional Triathlete

T.J. Tollakson"Rolfing by Frank Epstein is my new secret weapon for training. I am adding Rolfing to my already long list of treatments and therapies to help my body perform at the absolute highest level. When economy of motion is absolutely critical during and eight-hour race for Ironman, I need to get every mechanical advantage and efficiency from my body. Frank is helping to maximize my output in training and racing through Structural Integration bodywork."

Sherry Ellingson

"After many years of chronic pain in my back,knees,hips,and ankles.I am now pain free. I have been a runner for over 20 years and have had to take frequent breaks from my training schedule due to these nagging pains. Ever since going through the 10 sessions recommended by Frank , I have been able to workout without any breaks in my schedule. I use to go to the chiropractor 2-4 times a month to keep myself aligned. I haven't needed an adjustment for over a year and a half, since I started the ten series."

John Kromminga, Ultra Marathoner

"I had been getting spasms in my upper back about every two to three months. This had been going on for at least ten years. I was able to control the symptoms but I could not find anything to prevent the spasms from occurring. I tried everything including chiropractic treatments, active release treatments and massage. I saw many Doctors including my family Doctor, Sports Medicine Doctors and various Orthopedic Doctors. Since I started the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, I have not had any back spasms. In addition, my posture has improved and the tension in my shoulders and back is gone. I have not had any spasms in over eight months." 

Renita Shanahan

"I have tried many things but they would bring just temporary relief. When I went through the Rolf Method of Structural Integration it changed my life. I was taking medicine for acid reflux and headaches; now, I no longer take either. I used to wake up every morning with neck and back pain. I now sleep well and wake up feeling great."

Tracy Rosenberg, M.S., Exercise Science

"A retired personal trainer, I remain committed to fitness and prioritize being physically acitve. Recently I discovered the amazing benefits of Rolfing. Within two sessions I noticed improved aerobic endurance, greater range of motion, and overall musculoskelatal balance. Rolfer Frank Epstein conducts these sessions with the highest level of  professional focus and expertise. I highly recommend it!" 

Peg Rasmussen

"For over three years, due to lower back pain, I've found it difficult to sit through an entire performance at the Civic Center without constantly fidgeting in my seat to find a comfortable position.  Recently, I attended a 90 minute performance at the Civic Center after my third of ten Rolf Structural Integration sessions.  I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the performance to realize that I had not moved the entire night.  I have no doubt this change was due to the treatment received in these first three sessions.  I look forward to completing the series and the benefits that await."

John C.

"I went to Frank with problems stemming from my professional life that required more and more time sitting at a desk and working on a computer. I began to notice positive changes almost immediately. I found that Frank's methods dramatically improved my posture and flexibility. As an avid golfer,this led to added  stability,and increase in swing speed and lower scores. I highly recommend Frank for anyone looking to regain their edge." 

Leasa Larson

"A friend of mine, who is a Chiropractor in Boulder, told me about Rolfing/Structural Integration and I started looking into it. That's when I found Frank. I was very encouraged after even just my first appointment with him. Standing up from the table after that first session, I felt as though an electric current was charging through me. I'm very in tune with my body and I knew changes were taking place. After several sessions I started to notice moments during the day that I didn't have pain. This was a new feeling for me as the norm has been chronic/constant pain of differing levels. The moments became hours and then days. Although I'm not completely pain free every single day, I've started being active again and have joined a gym for the first time in 10 years! The Des Moines 1/2 Marathon is in October and Frank and I are working steadily to get me there. I feel like the Rolf Method, for me and my injury, has taken both the Chiropractic and deep tissue massage to a whole new plain. I don't do either anymore. I visit Frank twice a month and I can't imagine that I would ever stop, being pain free isn't something I thought I could ever attain and here I am!! Thank you Frank!!!"

Annette Chance, D.O.

"Overall I have had a great experience with Rolfing Structural Integration. After each session I feel more grounded and my spine feels lengthened. I feel taller and more fluid with my body in motion and have more posture awareness. I feel like I am finally getting my body back after having my twins. Thank You." 

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