Many people come to Rolfing with knee pain, both mild and severe. The cause of this discomfort can be from accidents, faulty postural habits,and even genetic predispositions. Often an imbalanced hip joint can twist the femur, (thigh bone) out of alignment. When this occurs the knee joint rotates, and wearing of the cartilage can happen, as well as pressure on nerves and surrounding tissues.
Rolfing can be very effective in treating knee pain.It is important to assess the hip joints relationship to the knee. If the hip joint is rotated too much either internally or externally from the centre alignment, then the knee joint will be twisted.If the hip is either pulled too high or too low, then this will also place strain on the knee, as the legs will not be equally positioned from the hips. Often we see both situations occurring at the same time.
As an advanced Rolfing practitioner I am well trained to assess the condition of your knee, to take the appropriate interventions, and to put into place a plan to balance and align your body.