Author and Assessor of the APSP


Rowland Benjamin, is a manual therapist, registered osteopath, author of Safe Stretch and  Myofaction – Myofascial Manipulation and is the person performing the Assessment Prescriptive Stretching Program (APSP). He has worked in the field of manual therapy, yoga, stretching for over thirty seven years. He established his first yoga school in Chester, in the U.K. in 1978 and worked as a massage therapist until starting training as an Osteopath in Sydney, Australia in 1980. He set up his first Osteopathic practice in Sydney, Australia in July 1985.

He has worked as a lecturer for over 20 years and taught a range of subjects including Soft tissue manipulation, Surface anatomy, Transverse friction, Deep tissue massage, Contemporary health issues, Hydrotherapy and Life skills.

He has worked as an environmental activist and lobbyist for many years and has travelled throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, China, Russia, Africa, North America, Central and South America.

Since 2010 he has been engaged in the development of a Permaculture garden in Bridgetown, Western Australia where he resides. He practices  and anatomy-based or evidence-based manual therapy using self-help systems including stretching to empower his patients. He has practices in Bridgetown and Perth, Western Australia.

Books by the Author

Safe Stretch

Myofaction – Myofascial Manipulation

The book includes a CD ROM of video clips and may be purchased for A$140 plus postage.

Other websites:

Rowland Benjamin – Osteopath and list of clinics

Information for Action – Environment lobbying website

Bridgetown Hillside Garden – Permaculture website,au