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MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information
ASTON-PATTERNING THERAPY
Touch & Movement Therapies


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  • Aston-Patterning Therapy Description
  • History
  • Conventional Medical Opinion
  • Consulting A Practitioner




  • ASTON-PATTERNING THERAPY DESCRIPTION

    Aston-Patterning, developed in the US, is a system of movement education, bodywork, ergonomics, and fitness training used to facilitate rehabilitation, improve athletic performance, and provide preventive therapy.


    MAIN USES OF ASTON-PATTERNING

  • Poor posture.
  • Improving coordination & movement.
  • Persistent muscle pain, including neck, shoulder & back pain.
  • Headaches.
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Promoting health.





  • HISTORY

    Aston-Patterning is named after Judith Aston, a dance and physical education teacher, who was treated by Dr. Ida Rolf after a car accident. Aston-Patterning was originally intended to supplement basic Rolfing techniques. However, while Dr. Rolf worked to align people's bodies to one model, Aston came to see that each person had a unique alignment resulting from body structure, personality, and life experience. Different alignments were viewed as natural adaptations by the body to daily activity.




    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL OPINION

    Most conventional health care providers have no basic objection to the method as a form of physical therapy.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement - Rolfing





    CONSULTING A PRACTITIONER

    After assessing your movement habits, such as walking, sitting, reaching, and lifting, and noting places of tension, the practitioner will design a session specific to your needs. The main components are movement education and bodywork, with ergonomics (such as adjusting your chair or desk to the correct height for your body) and fitness training as needed. The practitioner seeks to help you release tension and achieve your optimal posture by encouraging an even distribution of body weight, and unrestricted movement.


    PRECAUTIONS

  • Avoid if you have cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, or any other inflammatory condition.





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