Ida P. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and physiology from Columbia University in 1920, and subsequently worked at the Rockefeller Institute in chemotherapy and organic chemistry. She is the founder of the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She is also the author of Rolfing and Physical Reality.
"In the case of humans, structure and functuion are meaningless, one without the other; so that when (Ida Rolf) integrates structure, as nobody else can, (she) improves functioning."--Moshe Feldenkrais