A groundbreaking study: Structural Integration for chronic low back pain

Project Description

Structural Integration for Chronic Low Back Pain is a groundbreaking clinical study conducted by Eric Jacobson, Ph.D., a research scientist at Harvard Medical School. It has been funded by a grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a branch of National Institutes of Health up to this point. But those funds are now exhausted, with the analysis of comprehensive data on pain disability, psychology, balance, gait and blood biomarkers still unfinished. Your contribution will support the completion of this study and the publication of its results, which could lead to new options for back pain treatment. Learn about Structural Integration (SI).

Watch a video of Eric Jacobson's presentation at Harvard Medical School

Initial clinical results were presented by Dr. Jacobson at Harvard Medical School, Integrative Medicine Research Seminar, sponsored by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Spalding Rehabilitation Network. Watch the video.
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Please help complete analysis of comprehensive data collected during the study.

Project Details

This funding drive has ended

$27,406 raised towards our goal of $38,000


Thank you to all who contributed to this study. Your support has made further investigation possible into results of structural integration for low back pain, and overall quality of life.
- Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation

Thanks to our supporters:

Dean Rollings
Andrew Morgan
Suzanne Filut
Lisa McCrea
Ales Urbanczik
Karin Wagner
Kinesis, Inc.
Richard Ennis
Sharon Wheeler
William Schilling
Ben Hanawalt
Tom Robinson
Valerie Berg
Christina Tufano
Rolfing by Patty
Anita Boser
M. Miriam Drucker
Mary Kimberlin
Tom Robinson
Crestone Center for Structural Integration
Ronald G. McComb
Margaret VanderWaerden
Edward Hemberger
Donald Soule
William Ravenel
Lawrence Koliha
Christy Middleton
Beth Burgin
William Morrow
Hal and Sonya Milton - Schwab Charitable Fund
Red River Region
Kimberly Richey
Robert Alonzi
Ward Sener
Redwood Empire Rolfing SI
Bill Kamer
Nicholas French
Terra Rosa
Libby Eason
Rolfing™ Works LLC
Tania Lu Mueller Kaul
Stephanie Thurman
Cheryl Locicero
Margaret DeVane
Mreadsmith Rolfing
Mary Kimberlin
Robert Cumming
West Seattle Rolfing LLC
Hubert Ritter
Anna Timmons
Daniel Kumprey
Ritchie Mintz
Liz Stewart Structural Integration
Rolfing Resources
Bodywork Professionals
Robert Schleip
Sally Klemm
Doris Resch
Lynn Cohen
Anne-Marie Duchene
Ralph Bianco
Suzanne Filut
Soma Kinetics
Shawn Aarons
Sam Johnson
Joseph Wheatley
Rolfing Chevy Chase
Ellen Presnell
John Barton
Runa Gustafsson
Anne Hoff
Paul Gordon

For donations of $125 or more, contributors will receive a t-shirt bearing the logo of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation, in small, medium, large, or extra large.

* Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent of the law. Consult your tax advisor.

The Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation matched donations up to $10,000. All gifts and matching funds went directly to Harvard Medical School to support the Structural Integration for Low Back Pain research project, less Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation administrative expenses estimated to be 3%.