Advanced Rolfing Fort Worth - Treatment Six

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  • Author John Barton - Advanced Rolfing Fort Worth
  • Published April 4, 2024
  • Word count 473

In the Advanced Rolfing Fort Worth hour 6 the work begins to make another shift in the Rolfing® protocol: Palintonicity Adaptability/Support (6-7-8) Core expressing through the lower pole. This session will complete the leg work of 2-4-6 of support, and complete pelvic work of 4-5-6 of transmission. When looking at the back of the body it is important to recognize the posterior reflections of the fifth hour anterior work. "Adaptive capacity at the hips precedes order in the spine. Organization in the core and sleeve precedes order in the spine. Order in Axial complex precedes order in the head." The main goals are to balance the pelvic girdle by organizing legs and intra pelvic structures, and free the sacrum and the spine from any remaining drift’s and rotations in posterior soft tissue. Establish horizontals in the legs by working the line’s of tension to resolve rotations and counter rotations in posterior leg segment’s.

The primary tilter’s and shifter’s are different from left to right side so special attention should be given to working the asymmetry in a way that is congruent. This session literally travel’s from the plantar fascia all the way up superficial back line over the calcaneous, gastroc, soleus, knee, hamstrings, rotators, sacro-tuberous and sacro-spinous ligaments. When observing the posterior axial fascia, side bend’s with rotations are to be worked in the direction of correction so that the organization in the whole structure from toe to head can emerge. Neck work should be with client supine for mobility and translation in flexion/extension Seated work is assisted movement through all three functional planes depending on the amount of integration that has occurred thus far so G or G' tendency should be obvious and observed. Pelvic lift or pull will end In hour 6 the work begins to make another shift in the Rolfing® protocol: Palintonicity Adaptability/Support (6-7-8) Core expressing through the lower pole. This session will complete the leg work of 2-4-6 of support, and complete pelvic work of 4-5-6 of transmission. When looking at the back of the body it is important to recognize the posterior reflections of the fifth hour anterior work. "Adaptive capacity at the hips precedes order in the spine. Organization in the core and sleeve precedes order in the spine. Order in Axial complex precedes order in the head." The main goals are to balance the pelvic girdle by organizing legs and intra pelvic structures, and free the sacrum and the spine from any remaining drift’s and rotations in posterior soft tissue. Establish horizontals in the legs by working the line’s of tension to resolve rotations and counter rotations in posterior leg segment’s. This completes the Advanced Rolfing Fort Worth sixth hour.

John Barton, Certified Advanced Rolfer & Rolfing Fort Worth-Dallas

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Allan Kaplan
Allan Kaplan · 1 month ago
This should be edited down considerably to eliminate jargon that is meaningless to the average person.

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