"As an orthopedic surgeon, I naturally consulted my medical colleagues when I was injured six years ago. I was also evaluated and treated by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and, eventually, a chiropractor. Each diagnosed me differently; no one succeeded in relieving my pain. Finally, at the suggestion of my father and two brothers, who all swore to Paul Gordon's skills, I made an appointment. After fifteen minutes, with careful observation and gentle touch, Paul was able to clearly explain his understanding of my problem; in three sessions my pain was gone and has remained dormant for over a year despite an active lifestyle. Paul bridges the gap between 'western medicine' and 'alternative therapies' by keeping a foot solidly planted in both worlds. I highly recommend him to anyone with musculoskeletal problems."
Christina L Cervieri, MD
Many clients come to see me because they are in physical discomfort. When I began practice in 1977, I followed the advice of my teachers and kept a non-symptom oriented approach to my work. After awhile I found that clients, though appreciating the global perspective, often needed specific attention to particular problems. It was then I began my studies in orthopedic manual therapy and eventually joined a major orthopedic and sports medicine group.
- Years of study in manual therapies
- Extensive experience working with physical pain
- Works to create overall integration, balance and support
The principles taught by Dr. Rolf and the Rolf Institute continue to inform my work, even though I often do not follow a traditional ten-session model. What makes what I do “Rolfing” and not something else is that no matter which technique or approach I employ, I see nothing as isolated. The neck or hip pain that brings a person to me exists as part of a whole. The release that occurs is always in relationship to the whole. Within the Rolfing framework of overall structural balance, support and adaptability, it is integration of the whole that I look for. As the whole becomes more integrated, the individual release travels through the system and can hold.