Treatment of chronic pain through the use of structural integration (Rolfing)

Judith Deutsch, L. L. Derr, P. Judd, B. Reuven

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Structural integration (SI) is a complementary therapy consisting of a 10-session series of systematic soft tissue mobilization and movement re-education aimed at aligning the body within the gravitational field. The authors present the results of a retrospective chart review of 20 patients with chronic pain who received SI. Range of motion, posture, pain, function, and self-reporting were significantly improved. Reduction in pain and improvement in posture and function were significantly related. The authors speculate that the global nature of the approach partially accounts for the positive results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-425
Number of pages15
JournalOrthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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