Dr. Rollin E. Becker was President of the SCTF (USA) for 17 years and was an important influence in cranial teaching in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s. The elder son of Dr. Arthur Becker, one of Still’s favoured students at the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Rollin Becker started osteopathic practice in Michigan before relocating to Dallas, Texas in 1949.

He met Dr. Sutherland in 1944 and became a key member of his early teaching faculty.

A man of great humility, Rollin Becker emphasized the importance of treatment being guided by a ‘listening’ approach and the value in recognizing and harnessing the potential of self-corrective mechanisms within the body, using terms such as ‘physician within’ and ‘silent partner’ to convey this simple, but highly practical and important philosophical concept.

The teaching team of the Rollin E. Becker Institute endeavour to follow this example and are privileged to have the support of Dr. Becker’s family in adopting his name for the Institute.