Richard H. Rossiter, The Founder
Richard Rossiter has been a connective tissue specialist since 1983, and founded the Rossiter System® in 1990. The Rossiter System is the outgrowth of his personal journey into and out of pain.
As a teen, he suffered a severe right shoulder injury and dislocation while playing hockey in northern Minnesota. As a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, his left shoulder was injured and dislocated when he was shot down in Vietnam. For nine years after his military service, he worked as a commercial helicopter pilot in Alaska, where the physical stress and strain of flying intensified his shoulder pain. After a long search for non-drug, non-surgical approaches to pain he underwent several Rolfing sessions, and felt his pain began to lessen.
As a result of that success, Rossiter became a Certified Advanced Rolfer and opened private practices in Austin, TX and Little Rock, AR. Over time, he developed The Rossiter System as a way to prevent and relieve pain, immobility and central nervous system problems in clients before they were exposed to traditional U.S. medicine’s treatment regimen of pharmaceuticals, injections, splints, and surgery. Over time, he began involving his clients in their stretching sessions, and moved the work from massage tables to the floor, with clients fully clothed. The entire development process of Rossiter was under the watchful eye of neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Moore.
For more than 20 years, he worked as a small business and factory consultant who trained factory workers in-house to facilitate Rossiter workouts with each other – to prevent injuries, alleviate pain as it developed and keep medical costs low for the company/factory. He saw a consistent 60% plus reduction in workmans’ compensation costs for his corporate clients. Now Richard is working on Rossiter “self help” tools while offering his unique Rossiter System training to medical and fitness professionals, bodyworkers, and the general public.