Rolfing For Posture Problems and Scoliosis

Rolfing™ has become a very popular therapy in recent years, thanks in large part to the ability of the Internet to help spread the word of how remarkable and beneficial the technique can be. While Rolfing™ was created in the 1930’s and the formal Rolf Institute was founded in the 1970’s, it has been largely in recent years that the technique has seen a major surge in popularity. There are many patients who can benefit from the structural integration methods used in Rolfing™. Scoliosis and other postural problems often benefit from these techniques, and they are widely used by dancers and athletes to help prevent injuries and improve movement and flexibility.


When seeking Rolfing™ to help treat scoliosis and other postural problems, as well as the pain and movement problems associated with them, it is important to choose a professional who is properly trained and experienced. Bob Alonzi works primarily with patients who have scoliosis, shortened legs, and other posture problems, as well as people who have rounded shoulders and slumping from accidents, injuries, and poor posture. It is also important to note that he has received both standard and advanced certification from the Rolf Institute, which was created by the founder of the practice. He also sits on the Institute’s Ethics Committee.

Rolfing™ is able to help patients with scoliosis and other posture problems because it helps to unbind the fascia, or the connective tissue between the muscles. By manipulating and loosening this tissue, muscles on opposite sides of the body are better able to work in tandem so that weight is distributed evenly throughout the body, improving not only posture, but movement and flexibility as well. While you will get hands-on manipulation from your Rolfer™, massage isn’t what Rolfing™ is about. It is designed to effect specific structural changes within the body to release soft-tissue thickening and improve movement.

If you have problems with your posture from a medical condition, an accident, or poor posture, Bob Alonzi can help. Your first appointment will include an assessment of both your posture and movement so that he can determine the Rolfing™ techniques that will work best for you. Whether you need a traditional ten-session treatment or an advanced form of manipulation, Bob Alonzi can work with you to alleviate the pain and difficulty moving that postural problems can cause. Give his office a call at (310)-451-3250 to set up an appointment today. When you are looking for the most experienced and trusted expert in Rolfing™, Santa Monica is certainly home to one of the best.

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