Rolfing® Structural Integration is a unique system of manual therapy and sensorimotor education that enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency, freedom of movement, balance, and support.
Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) works on the fascia, a seamless, web-like network that penetrates all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs, to release, realign and balance the whole body. This can potentially resolve discomfort, reduce compensations, and alleviate pain.
Usually done in a series of 10-12 sessions, each session has its own goal and builds on the previous session. In each session, a history will be taken, your structure will be evaluated with standing and movement, assessing any postural asymmetry and range of motion limitation. Following each session, reassessment of your structure will be made and notes taken for the following session. Each session will progress the overall structural integration and re-educate movement patterns.
Meet our Practitioner
Alby Dean, CR, ATC, PTA
Alby holds a B.S. in Exercise Sciences and A.A.S. in Physical Therapy Assistant.
She brings over 25 years of manual therapy to her practice with a background in physical therapy as a PTA for orthopedic outpatient therapy and athletic training working with high school and collegiate athletes.
Alby loves to incorporate movement therapy with structural integration and after 30 years of alpine ski coaching, she has a trained eye for proper movement patterning.
Along with her Rolf® practice, Alby works with Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows as their Athletic Trainer, a complimentary benefit for all employees. During the winter months, she teaches skiing for SV/AM and grooms the nordic trails at Tahoe Donner.