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Structural integration (including Rolfing)

Structural integration aligns, balances and lengthens the body by pressing into the connective tissues of the body and maneuvering them back into place.

Is rolfing something that would help after a broken ankle injury?

Minki Kim (Astoria, NY) on Mar 19, 2012
Hello, I believe I answered a question very similar to this one but a worthwhile one nonetheless. The Rolf Method of Structural Integration is a highly effective solution worth exploring for your ankle. Injuries may cause the soft tissue, or fascial layers, adhere to one another contributing to stiffness, lack of mobility, tension, pain, and etc. The hands-on bodywork will greatly improve the range of motion, flexibility, and functioning of your ankle joints, along with steadfast self-care techniques such as stretching, moving the joint around, and using the ankle properly as it's designed to be biomechanically. Rolfing will rehydrate, lengthen, and reorganize the fascia surrounding the ankle joint and other related structures such as the fascia of your feet, lower legs, upper legs, and hips. Now that your injury is fully healed, going ahead with Rolfing or Structural Integration sessions would be a great start. It will rebalance your entire body which may be appropriate in your case since injuries cause compensations throughout the entire structure. Hopefully this answers your question. If not, search for a very similar question which was posted about Rolfing and how it can help an ankle injury. To your sound mind and body, Minki Kim
Christina Richards (New York, NY) on Mar 18, 2012
Yes Rolfing will regain mobility after having an ankle injury. After trauma occurs, the tissue gets thicker to protect the ankle which also decreases the rain of motion. Due to decreased range of motion in the ankle other compensations occur. Rolfing increases the range of motion by releasing the dense fascia around the injury site, integrates the entire body by addressing not only the ankle, but what might of caused the injury in the first place and what compensations have occured due to the injury. Best, Christina
Anne Hoff (Seattle, WA) on Mar 18, 2012
Yes. I answered a similar question already - Rolfing® Structural Integration is effective to help release scar tissue and improve range of motion.
Anne Sotelo (Los Angeles, CA) on Mar 18, 2012
Broken ankles really must be rehabbed, that is to say this part of the locomotor system is critical to 'locomoting' and will not recover the range of motion, or the coordination without progressive stimulation to the brain/motor system. Soft tissue manipulation like Rolfing® that includes 'neurve work' and neuromuscular movement re-education is vital for your recovery.