We have had the honor of
working with Olympic Gold medalists and numerous professional and
elite athletes. Emmitt Smith, Mike Modano and a number of other
professional record holders have been our clients who have found
Structural Integration to be an important part of their health,
performance enhancement and injury prevention programs. We work with
gymnasts, dancers, ball players, golfers, hockey players, horse
riders, runners and all sorts of athletes from children to
middle-age and older. We enjoy working to assist athletes to excel
in their field and we also take great pleasure in helping injured
and retired athletes to regain the quality of life which has been
compromised by years of abuse and injury.
I was encouraged to get
Structural Integration by a health advisor that I trust greatly.
I found Michael Solberg through my personal trainer who knew Michael
had worked with other pro athletes. My experience with Structural
Integration was fantastic. Michael took a personal interest my goals and spent time
familiarizing himself with my abilities and needs. He completely understood
my desire to gain more control (power and flexibility) of my psoas muscle
function to benefit my skating performance. Not only did we accomplish that
goal but I feel the effect of having my entire body connected to itself when
I play now. The overall effect of the series of sessions I had with Michael
was very productive and I have recommended him to other teammates at the
Dallas Stars. I feel Structural Integration could benefit any athlete. It
has been a blessing for me and I only wish I had gotten Structural
-Mike Modano, Dallas Stars - Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record all-time American-born point
leader in the National Hockey League
Thanks for the help!
-Emmitt Smith - Dallas
Cowboys - World Rushing Record Holder
-Coach Barry Switzer -
World Record - Winningest Football Coach
My 16 year old daughter
has always had aspirations of playing golf in college but after years of
back issues, I was beginning to wonder if she would even make it through her
high school golf career.
One evening in late February I
shared this with a girlfriend. She began telling me about the Solberg Center
and how Structural Integration freed her of chronic shoulder pain. I called
the next day. After hearing about the years of strength training, physical
therapy, Pilates, etc. with little to no decrease in back pain, coupled with
a motherís concern for her daughterís physical well being, Virginia was
eager to see my daughter and assess her condition. Our first visit revealed
a great deal of fascial work to be done but after one session, my daughter
was already experiencing pain relief and standing at least one inch taller!
Flash forward about 15 sessions and the rewards are plentiful. Golf practice
and multi day tournaments are now completed pain free. Tournament finishes
have been nothing lower than third place, including two 1st place finishes
and the 4A TAPPS individual State Championship. Due to the treatment she has
received at the Solberg Center, she has continued to grow and develop as a
golfer and is currently being recruited by multiple collegiate programs.
Thank you, Virginia!Ē
-JP (This client just
received a full-ride GOLF SCHOLARSHIP to her preferred UNIVERSITY!
Michael Solberg SAVED my life!!!!!
He introduced me to Structural Integration and he, with it, saved my life.
After a knee injury and surgery, I had retired from my active life and accepted
being inactive and fat and depressed. Today I am
a finely SI specimen or "Junkie" as we like to call ourselves. I am fit
and active and most days I would never know that I had been injured at all.
My knee is 99% healthy!!!! I Live Strong everyday thanks to Michael Solberg
and his Rolf Structural Integration. Thank you Michael Solberg for saving my life!!!!!!
-Kathy S. M. 38 5'5" 123lbs. Mother of FOUR! Go Michael Go!!!!
Structural Integration -
sounds like an engineering term, but it is really an unbelievable approach
I tell my friends that Michael is my Far East Healer. My relationship with
Michael goes way beyond that of Structural Integration Practitioner and Patient. Not only does he
regularly bring resolution to my deep seated chronic sports injuries, but I
am able to count on him as a key resource for my wife/kids, as well as for
many of my clients who are often in need of relief from nagging physical
Michael Solbergís care of
me has been at the highest professional level.
I am convinced that it has, and will, continue to prolong my active athletic
life through increased flexibility and less pain. I could not be happier
with my Structural Integration experience and with Michael.
-David H. E.
As an athlete with
chronic pain from scoliosis and sports injuries, to the point of severely
limited mobility, I have been re-mobilized by Structural Integration.
decreases the pain, releases tightness and scarring, and cultivates a sense
of comfort and ease in being in one's body.
Structural Integration is a perfect compliment for fitness endeavors of any sort. It aids
performance, and enhances recovery.
I recommend Structural Integration with Michael, for anyone, to find a new
experience of centeredness, comfort, and relaxation, that results from the
restoration of balance and natural alignment in the body. Structural
body awareness, and opens portals to greater self-awareness.
-Ruth W., MD
I recently went through 10
sessions of Structural Integration with Michael Solberg.
When I began the sessions I had severe lower back pain. In the mornings I
could hardly get out of bed and to take my first steps felt like a knife was
going into my back. I had been suffering for almost 2 years. During that
time I had seen many different doctors including going to the Texas Back
Institute for several months. At the Texas Back Institute I had many rounds
of decompression therapy, physical therapy, and Cortisone injections. None
of this helped! After seeing Michael for the 10 sessions I am happy to say
that I now live with very little pain. I am able to wake up feeling rested
and return to most of my daily activities that I hadn't been able to endure
before. I also have a 2 yr old daughter and once again I can play with her
and pick her up mostly without any pain. I've also began to exercise more
and take up jogging. I feel pretty good these days. Cheers Michael!!! Thank
you for helping me!
I am 20 now, and I have
been seeing Michael for the last 8 years.
I first came to him
because I had very flat feet and had been having sharp pains in my heels
while I was playing football in middle school. I did the ten sessions
Michael recommended, and as I went through them, I started noticing huge
differences in the way I felt and the way I walked. Part of the way through,
I noticed that my heel pain was gradually disappearing! At my most recent
session, I was just telling Michael how happy I am that I still have the
arches he worked on so long ago. I am so grateful for the work Michael has
done on me over the years, particularly because I started young and was able
to grow into a healthy and balanced structure. He helped me at the most
crucial time, when I was at a very awkward stage of development. After the
heels, I also had severe knee and hip pain when I ran during high school,
and Michaelís work has brought me to the point now where I can run and play
sports without any pain in my legs. Even more important, my body feels
generally more relaxed and at ease than before. I highly recommend Michaelís
Rolf Method of Structural Integration and I encourage you to start while
youíre young if you can: it will not disappoint.
I suffered for several
years from chronic, and often debilitating, headaches and muscle knots from
between my shoulder blades resulting from a swimming pool accident in 1995.
Sitting or sleeping
in not quite the right position would often lead to days of painful misery
to the point of nausea.
Sometimes even looking down to buckle my belt might cause this reaction. I
got mild and short-lived relief from chiropractic care, but the severe
muscle knots would return within a few days. I got little or no relief from
over-the-counter pain relievers.
It was then that I was introduced to Structural Integration by
Michael Solberg. I am by nature a skeptic of anything "new" and went to see
Michael simply because he was a friend and I had nothing to lose.
After the second session, my wife cocked her head to the side and commented
that I was walking differently. Three years after my initial ten sessions of
SI I was still free of muscle knots! I was able to return to playing
basketball (and sitting on soft couches!) without paying for it with days of
misery afterwards. I don't know what more I can say other than Michael
Solberg and SI were a God-send to me.
I was having some twinges
and pain in my knees from running and those have improved greatly or
noticed a difference with each session. After each session I feel lighter,
relaxed, more fluid in my movements and my feet feel more in contact with
the floor. I gained an inch after my ten series.
-Michelle K., Personal Trainer
I had tried everything to
help me be flexible for my high school dance and drill team.
Nothing worked, until I tried
Structural Integration, which my Mom had been using. Michael knows every muscle and tendon
of the body and helped me gain flexibility, as well as learning to treat my
I am a local minister who
has enjoyed athletics all my life.
While training for the White Rock Marathon in late 2000, I developed a
problem in both of my feet. It started with numbness and then finally a "hot
spot" near my toes. After laying off for months at a time with no healing, I
finally saw an orthopedic specialist. He recognized that I ran on the
outside of my feet and had 'worn out the fat pads', leaving me running on
skin and bones. We tried custom orthotics and more time, but eventually I
had to accept that these pains were not going to go away. I resigned myself
to swimming but always dreamed of being able to run, even willing to give up
the idea of running competitively in marathons just to enjoy a five to eight
I heard about the Rolf Method of Structural Integration and contacted
Michael Solberg in Plano. After consulting with him, he told me that he
could help me to at least deal with all of the side effects that
compensating for running wrong had caused and was even optimistic that he
could restore the natural placement of the pads on the bottom of my feet and
that I could run again. I have absolutely been astounded by the results of
his treatments. After one particular session, my wife and I could not
believe how differently I stood on my feet. As a result of his work, I AM
RUNNING PAIN FREE. I ran the White Rock Marathon the next year and have
enjoyed running since. The other major difference that I notice is how I no
longer store all of my stress in my neck and shoulders. I am also impressed
that there is a system that has a beginning and an end. I am 'finished' with
the process and do not need to return for any ongoing therapy.
For more than five years, I
have been attending structural integration sessions with Michael including
the ten session series and then quarterly sessions.
With each session I see and experience a re-alignment of my body resulting
in sitting and walking straighter, more capacity of oxygen intake expanding
my resistance training and minimizing muscle injury during weight training.
I first received work from
Michael Solberg 14 years ago.
At the time, I was an aspiring professional quarterback looking to resolve
some typical elbow and arm related issues. It would be impossible to
describe all that Michael has done for me since we first met and how he has
dramatically changed my life. My understanding and appreciation for
has grown so much over the years. Even now, I am humbled by what Michael is
able to do to help me. I no longer hurt or ache, but will continue
as a preventative measure. If you are new to SI, then there is probably
no way to comprehend what you have found. I would encourage anyone who is
receiving Structural Integration not to stop after your initial issue has been resolved. You are
just scratching the surface of something far deeper.
Some of the highlights from my Structural Integration experience include avoiding back
surgery. I had severe pain from a bulging disc located at the L5 S1 level of
my spine. Michael has created so much space in my body that I have gained
over an inch in height. (I am still bald however) My body is now in proper
alignment and I am enjoying a much more efficient body. I have also enjoyed
being able to help so many people by referring them to Michael.
I recently went through 10
sessions of Structural Integration with Virginia Solberg.
I can never forget on my 1st session with Virginia, she asked me to stand up
and walk around in the room to inspect my posture. Unfortunately, I couldnít
stand for more than 2 minutes without having an abnormal amount of pain as I
stood and walked; I had to ask to sit back down and continue to review what
had occurred thru my journey of all the attempts to correct my back issues
of the last 2 Ĺ years. Today, I can unequivocally say without reservation
that Virginiaís precious treatment has given me an opportunity to resume
doing Tai Chi (8 different forms), Weekly Aerobics classes, Stretching and
Daily Walking. Iím not totally 100% from my back issues, but Iím light years
ahead from where I was 2 Ĺ years ago. Iím very thankful to you Virginia!
Structural Integration at the Solberg
Center caused dramatic, lasting improvement to my body's alignment and
function. Within 3
months of completing their 10-step program, I had doubled my mileage and was
running pain-free for the first time. I haven't been injured since. Thank
you, Solberg Center!
-Mark A., Dallas TX
In April, I could barely
run a third of a mile in April but after I had structural integration to fix
a scarred down ankle from previous sprained ankle injuries I had in my
twenties, I now two months later have been running 40 to 50 miles a week
with only barefoot style shoes.
If you are a runner and you have not had this done, you are missing out in
performance, risk of injury, and freedom of movement. Oh, by the way, I am
breathing so much better too after I had my pelvic floor released!
- Sam Lam, MD, Facial
After working with 3
chiropractors, 2 massage therapists, 2 physical therapists and seeing 3
different doctors for my cervical herniated disc, I finally found the
Solberg Center. Within
a few sessions I experienced immediate progress in both pain reduction and
mobility. This allowed me to resume being active again which along with
continuing a maintenance program with Structural Integration I am getting
back to 100%! Thank you Michael and Sage!!!"
- Justin K.