About Kim Tillen, P.T.

about-kim-2I have always enjoyed working with people and had an interest in the health field. With that in mind, I studied physical therapy and graduated from Wayne State University in 1980, with a B.S. in P.T. I practiced physical therapy in an out-patient orthopedic setting for 20 years.

In 1988, I heard of Rolfing for the first time. I was intuitively drawn to it and scheduled my 10 series with the intention of becoming trained in this method. I had to be Rolfed in order to even apply to the program.

Funny, even though I had no specific goals in mind for my body (I was, after all, simply fulfilling one of the prerequisites for the training), I did notice my posture changing during and after the 10 series. Complaints from various old injuries began to lessen also. I was really sold now.

about-kim-1 In 1989, I finished my Rolfing training with the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. In 2001, I trained with the Guild of Structural Integration and became a certified Advanced Rolfer.

I belong to the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, the Guild of Structural Integration, and the International Association of Structural Integration. I also maintain my physical therapy licensure with the state of Michigan.

I enjoy learning and have taken at least one workshop/course per year in either physical therapy or structural integration. The P.T. (Physical Therapy) workshops are usually related to exercises for different body regions, how to use the body to avoid injury, and how to relieve joint stiffness.

Structural Integration/RolfingĀ® courses are mostly hands on and help me continue refining my skills. In 2003, I was asked to help teach a seven week course with the Guild of Structural Integration. I found teaching to be an excellent way to continue learning.

- Kim Tillen, P.T.