Treatment for Pain and Injury
Aka: “fix-it” sessions. If a client has very specific pain issues that need addressing right away then this is the session for you.
Aka: “fix-it” sessions. If a client has very specific pain issues that need addressing right away then this is the session for you. The caveat here is that it is not always the best approach if the goal of the client is whole body transformation / response. It’s more about getting the client back on their feet and able to work or play again. Or even to resume Rolfing work that is dedicated to the entire body’s holistic wellness.
The applications are endless here really. If your low back suddenly went out, you suddenly have neck pain, your wrist pain is preventing you from making a deadline on a report at work, etc. Rolfing as a system combined with my knowledge of interventions we can work together to get you back in the game. In short, most pain issues I can treat or at least alleviate some of the pain you are experiencing and this is far better than taking pharmaceutical pain killers or getting what might be a needles surgery. As always I bring all of my skills (myofascial work, movement re-education, visceral manipulation, nerve manipulation, joint release) to the table to address your particular issue. Treatment for pain and injury sessions are usually done in a 90 min. format.
Hi, I'm Tom Richards
I'm a Certified Rolfing practitioner in Oakland and the greater Bay Area, certified by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. Governed by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, Certified Rolfers have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and therapeutic relationship. My skills include joint mobilization, nerve manipulation, and movement therapy. I hold a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University.
What Clients Are Saying
Please read these summary reviews from my clients. I think you will find that their experiences will help illustrate what you can expect in our sessions.
If you have a sports injury, chronic pain, and are interested in a holistic but very physical method to improve your posture, I highly recommend Tom Richards and his practice.
I did a series with Tom a couple of months ago. It appears to have been the catalyst for some profound and very welcome changes in my body. I now feel more ease.
Not only is Rolfing the most truly effective and lasting way I have found to address pain and movement restrictions, but Tom is the best Rolfer I have ever worked with.