What is Rolfing?

Category: Physical Therapy

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See also: Hellerwork

Rolfing is the commonly used name for the system of Structural Integration soft tissue manipulation founded by Ida Pauline Rolf. The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration states that Rolfing is a "holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organized the whole body in gravity".

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 4 1
Knots in muscles 2 2
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 2 1
Back pain 1 1
Endometriosis 1 1
Joint pain 1 1

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rolfing

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Rolfing

Dosage Patients
weekly 2
180 min monthly 1
90 min every other week 1
90 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Rolfing

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Reason Patients
Expense 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Rolfing

Duration

Currently going to Rolfing

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Rolfing

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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