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Posted by Pauline on 5/17/00 at 17:19 (020495)

Had first Rolfing session today. The woman who does this said she
had 10 year experience and has had great success getting rid of
PF in other patients.

I am pretty sore after the first session, but she claims it gets better as the sessions go on. I will let you know my progress. I promise the truth and only the truth.

Next session scheduled for Fri, then next week one session with
the physical therapist and one with the rolfer.

I tell you I had PF for 2 1/2 years the last time and I'll try anything to avoid surgery. The rolfer says she gets results, I'm going to ask for references on Friday. Let you all know then.


Re: Rolfing

alan k on 5/18/00 at 07:16 (020523)

Can you describe what she did in detail?

Thanks, as I am always interested in any info anyone has about any kind of bodywork. (strengthening and massage are the only kinds of applied treatments that have worked for me)

alan k


Re: Rolfing

Pauline on 5/18/00 at 10:38 (020540)

Basicly rolfing is deep soft tissue massage. She works the entire body with applied pressure and movements that seem to separate
the individual muscles. The first time through was very painful
then when she went over the same sites the second time it was less
painful.

She concentrated on my feet and legs, stretching and loosening
the tendons and muscles. I have to say, I felt sore, but today
I feel better. I believe the deep massage really helps the blood
to circulate and the more blood the more inflammation that it can take away.

Basicly I had only deep massage on my feet last time and after 14 weeks the PF was gone. The Rolfer seems to think she can do it faster and by loosening everything up and teaching me how to keep it
loose it will not return. She claims something besides weak arches
is causing PF. It is unnatural to walk with orthotics and I believe
this too. I have yet to see a Pod sell orthotics to barefoot South African runners.

I have nothing to lose by trying Rolfing. My insurance is covering
it and hopefully the PF will go away. I will keep everyone posted
as I continue down this road. Be assures of only honest replies
as anything other than honesty really helps no one. We're in this together, lets try to help eachother from our own experiences.


Re: Rolfing

ChrisO on 5/18/00 at 10:46 (020541)

This is great information, Pauline. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hearing more.

Re: Rolfing

alan k on 5/19/00 at 07:22 (020577)

thanks too. What is the cause of pf that is not weak arches, according to her?

Re: Rolfing

alan k on 5/18/00 at 07:16 (020523)

Can you describe what she did in detail?

Thanks, as I am always interested in any info anyone has about any kind of bodywork. (strengthening and massage are the only kinds of applied treatments that have worked for me)

alan k


Re: Rolfing

Pauline on 5/18/00 at 10:38 (020540)

Basicly rolfing is deep soft tissue massage. She works the entire body with applied pressure and movements that seem to separate
the individual muscles. The first time through was very painful
then when she went over the same sites the second time it was less
painful.

She concentrated on my feet and legs, stretching and loosening
the tendons and muscles. I have to say, I felt sore, but today
I feel better. I believe the deep massage really helps the blood
to circulate and the more blood the more inflammation that it can take away.

Basicly I had only deep massage on my feet last time and after 14 weeks the PF was gone. The Rolfer seems to think she can do it faster and by loosening everything up and teaching me how to keep it
loose it will not return. She claims something besides weak arches
is causing PF. It is unnatural to walk with orthotics and I believe
this too. I have yet to see a Pod sell orthotics to barefoot South African runners.

I have nothing to lose by trying Rolfing. My insurance is covering
it and hopefully the PF will go away. I will keep everyone posted
as I continue down this road. Be assures of only honest replies
as anything other than honesty really helps no one. We're in this together, lets try to help eachother from our own experiences.


Re: Rolfing

ChrisO on 5/18/00 at 10:46 (020541)

This is great information, Pauline. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hearing more.

Re: Rolfing

alan k on 5/19/00 at 07:22 (020577)

thanks too. What is the cause of pf that is not weak arches, according to her?