Erik Dalton and 16 colleagues pen Dynamic Body

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 1, 2011) – A cookie-cutter model may work well for baking, but the one-size-fits-all approach falls short when it comes to understanding human function and dysfunction. A new book by Erik Dalton, manual therapy pioneer and practitioner for more than three decades, explores client assessment and treatment from an impressive array of angles.

Dynamic Body: Exploring Form, Expanding Function comprises chapters from 16 of the biggest names in physical therapy, structural integration, osteopathy, chiropractic and functional movement training, as well as manual therapy research and education.

The contributing authors include not only Erik Dalton, but also Judith Aston, Serge Gracovetsky, Gil Hedley, Jerry Hesch, Kai Hodeck, Robert Irvin, Craig Liebenson, Til Luchau, Aaron Mattes, Divo Müller, Thomas Myers, Aline Newton, Art Riggs, Robert Schleip, James Waslaski and Adjo Zorn.

“We’re excited to have the innovative work of so many renowned practitioners within one book,” says Erik Dalton, the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques®, director of the Freedom From Pain Institute® and a Certified Advanced Rolfer®. “This is one of the few books to present a global model for blending past, present and future therapeutic approaches across multiple disciplines.”

With Dynamic Body, Dalton hopes clinicians will be encouraged to consider a more holistic approach to rehabilitation, one that incorporates knowledge from a broad spectrum of sources.

“Humans are not simple machines, and choosing a single approach to assessment and treatment can hinder our ability to best meet each client’s needs,” Dalton says. “What we must keep in mind is that the torso, pelvis, legs, and arms never act alone, but always in harmony with the rest of the body.”

Inside Dynamic Body, readers will discover each author’s unique perspective on structure and functional movement, along with intriguing insights on topics ranging from pain and sacral torsion to fascia and self-care.

Dynamic Body: Exploring Form, Expanding Function can be purchased online at

Scheduled for release on Dec. 15, this book will be presold until then at a 15-percent discount by using the discount code DB15. All books presold will be signed and personalized by Erik Dalton. You can find more information about the book by visiting