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Does anyone know the main difference between rolfing and art physical therapy?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Difference

Rolfing is a type of hands on therapy called structural integration.
It is based upon the theory that if one reestablishes balance in the musculoskeletal system by working deeply with the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them, the body will heal spontaneously. While there may be elements similar to rolfing in physical therapy, pt is a much broader term to describe various treatments.

In brief: Difference

Rolfing is a type of hands on therapy called structural integration.
It is based upon the theory that if one reestablishes balance in the musculoskeletal system by working deeply with the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them, the body will heal spontaneously. While there may be elements similar to rolfing in physical therapy, pt is a much broader term to describe various treatments.
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