Rolfing® Iowa


Horizontal Integration


You can notice in an animation of my before and after pictures of a single session the improvement in creating a more horizontal presentation of the hips in my client Stephanie, an avid runner. The pelvis is critical in overall balance. In the Rolfing® Structural Integration paradigm a contralateral gait pattern is the gold standard--the human body is designed to walk and run so that the lower trunk and pelvis rotate and the upper trunk and shoulders counter-rotate. We don't have to teach the body to do this, which is natural, but at times this movement pattern is impeded by fixations of the connective tissue or perception. When the connective tissue fixation or perception is released, the contralateral movement often emerges quickly bringing economy of movement and a more qualitative motion.

12/23/2013 11:16 AM
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