Scientific Advisory Board of the ERA

The Research Committee of the European Rolfing® Association e.V. is supported and assisted by a scientific advisory board of renowned researchers.

Advisory Board Members

Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.
Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Senior lecturer at Westminster University, London. Main topics are naturopathic medicine, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia, and soft tissue manipulation.

Prof. Thomas W. Findley, MD PhD
Center for Healthcare Knowledge, VA Medical Center East Orange NJ, Professor of Physical Medicine, UMDNJ Newark NJ.

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Emeritus Prof. Serge Gracovetsky, PhD
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research about spine biomechanics and the so-called Spinal Engine is well known.

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Niko Kohls, PhD
Psychologist. Research focus on relationship between spirituality and health. Head of the research area “Psychophysiology of Consciousness: Spirituality, Mindfulness, Quality of Life and Health” of the Generation Research Program GRP of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University LMU Munich.

Gertrud H.-Meitzner, PhD
PhD in Psychology. Details see above: Research Committee of the ERA, Research Coordination.

PD Dr. med. Dominik Irnich
Medical research at the University of Munich. Focus on pain therapy, evidence based studies on acupuncture, myofascial trigger points.

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Prof. M. Solomonow, PhD,MD (hon)
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director of Bioengineering Division & Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Laboratory, University of Colorado, Denver, Health Sciences Center.

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Andry Vleeming, PhD
clinical anatomist and founder of the Spine and Joint Rehabilitation Centre, Rotterdam. Vleeming has worked with a team of experts on the new European Guidelines on Pelvic Girdle pain. He is organizer of the tri-annual World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain

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Prof. Harald Walach, PhD
research professor in psychology, University of Northampton UK, School of Social Sciences, as well as coordinator of the European office of the Samueli Institute. Research on the evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as well as on the methodology of evaluation of CAM. President of the International Society for Complementary Medical Research.