I must admit that my communications have been rather inefficient with the community so far, trying to address those issues to a wide variety of professionals of Structural Integration, a majority of which are not interested by the subject, simply because they won’t purchase in the near future a computerized video system to document their practice. I am trying now to try and put this page on the searcher’s path instead, making it easier for everyone, hopefully (the process of registering keywords on the web).
However, this is no excuse to not answer the issues I address on this subject, to not read, to not show the slimmest interest. The subject is to important, and I have made enough noise, for this to not attract some attention.
There are those who don’t want to know, and might sadly never read me (or pretend not to read me), to the point of not answering openly to direct open critiques and suggestions. There are those so comfortably installed on their guru throne, that it has become very hard for them to even hear anything that makes sense, especially when these things that make sense do question their moral authority and the soundness of their investment choices.
This attitude has a name in French: the Ostrich way, because ostriches hide their head in the sand when a predator shows up. That way they don’t see the danger, and if it kills and eats one of their kind, what is left alive can start running, but mostly pretend they haven’t seen anything.
It may seem that the actual expert in Video Imaging entrusted by the schools has an obvious interest in hiding all these wonders that technology has to offer. I am talking about Jeff LINN, current promoter of the NIH at both the Rolf Institute and the Guild for SI. However, I am not convinced that this is the right way of looking at individual’s interests and fidelities:
If the schools decided to take a more advanced system, they would still need a computer expert to not only look for the right options, but also make the acquired system run… Jeff Lynn doesn’t have to be denied the awards of his long efforts within our community to sensitize our elders into getting equipped in the first place,
Even if it is might have been a wrong technological choice (data not exploitable by the scientific community to evaluate our effectiveness, does not promote full data disclosure, no numbered comparisons Before-After, the developer of the macros is not a PH.D. or a Masters in Biomechanics, etc.).
Lately Jeff let me know that he is working on getting the skills (mathematician) to accomplish the adjustments. For over 5 years, at least one other solution was available. How long more do we need before we can play in the grand court of science and worldwide communication?
By the way I will always be admiring Jeff LINN for these efforts, more so now that I know that the people he had to convince are being extremely reluctant to new ideas, to the point of not reading my messages.
Watch for the wolf! Yes you can ignore my writings, but none will miss the real danger when it strikes. And we will wake up one day realizing that there is a mainstream version of Ida’s work, with an initial ten series just like Structural Integration that is established through all kinds of Bodywork, Physical Therapy, clinics, etc.
Throughout the world (and I am sure it has already started). Only this time it might be called the “John Doe method of Postural and Movement re-patterning” or so, and History will record John Doe for a while before justice can be made to Ida P. Rolf, our founder.
The real interesting part is that it wouldn’t matter then that our schools had such a small vision of our potential market. Ultimately Ida’s “vision” and the recipe win, and the clients too; but what a waste of time. Of course, the losers are Structural Integrators, practitioners of Rolfing (®!), our dear schools, but mostly, all the victims of our stupidity, that in the meantime had to do with fewer options for their own healing, simply because we didn’t tell them: “Hello we are here, this is what we do, and this is how good we usually are”.
I am not talking about merely putting up a few web pages, but about reaching out to the maximum scale, so that people of all kinds end up visiting those pages, because they might use some work, or their patients, friends, etc.