A June 9, 1997 article in the health section of the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN featured the success of Rolfing as part of a wellness program at Starkey Laboratories, a private company that manufactures hearing aids. Most poignant is the story of a woman who managed to avoid surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome by undergoing a few sessions of Rolfing. [Read more…]
It’s not carpal tunnel. It’s not out and out nerve damage to the radial or ulnar nerve! It’s thoracic outlet syndrome! Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: a 50 year experience at Baylor University Medical Center is an interesting survey of the center’s development of treatment of (read: surgery on) TOS. Food for your professional mind.
I have always been skeptical by nature. I think skepticism is healthy, and that’one of the reasons I created this site is to help people skeptical about structural integration get better answers to their questions. When I first heard about Rolfing® Structural Integration, I liked what I heard about the goals, but I couldn’t believe the expense. The price tag set alarm bells off in my head, especially with all the unsubstantiated and unprovable claims I was reading all over the internet. It sounded like extremely expensive voodoo. [Read more…]
Leon Fleisher is a world-renowned pianist and conductor whose career hit an abrupt and stunning roadblock when his right hand stopped working. He sought out help with the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome to little avail. But, with the help of Rolfing, he was able to revive his career and perform two-handed after a decades’ long struggle.
Read more about his story at the Internet Cello Society: Carnegie Hall Pianist Leon Fleisher Healed at Zoh’s Ruscombe Mansion