Bob Cooley is internationally known as an expert on biomechanical flexibility and strength, and its relation to physiological and psychological health, authoring: The Genius of Flexibility — The smart way to stretch and strengthen your body (Simon and Schuster 2005) and Resistance Flexibility 1.0 (2016). He is also known for his GPT theories and research, authoring: The 16 Geniuses — Sixteen Genetic Personality Types (forthcoming).
Bob Cooley is conducting clinical research in two major forms of action research fields: physical therapy and rehabilitation, and sixteen genetic personality types (GPT). He is the founder and president of The Genius of Flexibility Centers, the developer of Resistance Flexibility Technologies (RFT), and founder and president of the Genetic Personality Type Foundation (GPTF) in Boston Massachusetts.
Through action research in biomechanics, Bob Cooley discovered Resistance Flexibility Technology (RFT). Flexibility is commonly thought as being dependent on muscles and other tissues but he identified that fascia controls the flexibility and developed RFT that eliminates accumulated dense fascia and scar tissue (ADFST) resulting in immediate, cumulative and permanent increases in flexibility. This technology is based on the principle that resisting and contracting while stretching eliminates ADFST that resulted from traumas, whether physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological.
Bob Cooley's current research in the exact sciences concerning biomechanics and fascia processes consists of (1) endoscope study of methods for removing accumulated dense fascia and scar tissue with Dr. Guimberteau, a pioneer in vivo human cinematography and computer modeling of fascia at the Institute Aquitain de la Main, and Director of Research at the Societe Francaise de Chirurgie Platique Reconstructrive et Estehetique; (2) comparative controlled studies of RFT versus traditional flexibility methods with Kris Kruse Elliot at The Genius of Flexibility Biomechanics Research Institute.
Bob Cooley trains the best of the best in athletic and artistic performers, the world's billionaires, and the severely damaged. He has also developed a new head-up free-style swim stroke (The AirStroke Freestyle™), in order to eliminate "swimmer's shoulder," and increase freestyle speed. He has appeared on GMA, NBC, and Fox, and has been featured in articles in NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Self, Elle, Outside Magazines, and professional TCM medical journals.
In the psychological realm, Bob Cooley's groundbreaking research is identifying 16 Genetic Personality Types (GPT) on the genome. The five major principles of his GPT Theory: (1) each individual has a quantifiable set of pervasive personality high/low traits, predisposition; (2) GPT respond differently to diet, medicines, and external environment determined by genome variations with molecular correlates; (3) GPT exhibit striking differentiable differences with respect to biochemical and hematological parameters at genome wide expression levels; (4) GPT have concomitant organ and tissue markers; (5) GPT have definable interrelationships with other GPT; (5) the individual's basic constitution is defined by their type. The Types Project headed by Nick Ware is leading this genome research in cooperation with other non-profit genome research institutes.
The GPT findings as Bob Cooley has mapped and theorized them constitute a human phenomenological system of enormous complexity, subtlety, interrelationships, and individual variation. Bob Cooley is still developing GPT theory, its applications for psychology, medicine, marketing, politics, nutrition, and cultural communications. A mathematical formulation for defining interpersonal relationships has occurred.
Bob Cooley received his BS in Education from Adelphi University 1971. He did post undergraduate work in Biophysical Studies at Maryland University and graduate study in the Exercise Science in the Exercise Science Department at University of Massachusetts, working with Stanley Plagenhoef on human biomechanical computer analysis of human motion. He taught mathematics at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA), receiving Teacher of the Year Award there, and directed Williams College's Quantitative Reasoning Program for four years. He has been developing and teaching RFT and GPT since 1991. Bob Cooley was born in DC and lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he directs the Genius of Flexibility Center and its associated organizations.
Experience yourself and the world differently.
These differences are then used by the person to actively improve
the ways they are being, knowing, perceiving, and having perspective.
The personal growth that is possible from his work
can only be realized by direct experience.
The results exceed all beliefs of what can happen.
These personal upgrades are used to dramatically upgrade
the health of everything on our planet.
Bob Cooley discovered while attempting to rehabilitate himself from a tragic pedestrian automobile accident, that a total reshaping of his body, personality ways of being, and perspective occurred through a totally new scientific discovery he made about flexibility. His groundbreaking flexibility discovery: the necessity to contract and resist while stretching produces immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility and strength. This 'resistance stretching' eliminates traumatized accumulated dense fascia surrounding the muscle. Removing this fascia results in totally reshaping posture, immediate performance upgrades, and significant improvements in physiological health.
Flexibility: it's all about the fascia, and not the muscles and joints.
But overshadowing these remarkable physical results was his landmark discovery that predictable personality upgrades occurred from increasing flexibility in specific areas of the body. In his second book The 16 Geniuses —Sixteen Genetic Personality Types he describes how from these unbelievable increases in flexibility, people find themselves reinventing themselves continuously, and creating accelerated rates of change in any aspect of themselves or their life.
Bob Cooley's discovery of the 16 types,
is a new type-based foundation for psychology.
And finally, his identification of sixteen types of relationships, one of which is associated with your balancing type, the right type for a long-term intimate relationship is the pinnacle of his work. As Bob wrote in his third book Balancing Types for Intimate Relationships:
"Perhaps no one has ever known whom really to partner with — not native people unspoiled by civilization, kings, queens, emperors, tribal rulers, one's parents, religious philosophies, the most educated, nor match makers, or astrologists. Whom to partner up with is something that has always been more or less a guessing match until now.
I'd rather be with someone that doesn't need me to be someone else.
They are uncomplicated, easy, simple-hearted,
and effortless in their interactions.
They are the conscious and unconscious 'flip' of each other.
They touch each other in exactly the right spots, like scratching an itch.
Smell matters—they have the right pheromones for each other.
They are forever madly in love, inescapably bounded,
with destinies nonpareil.
Communication between them flows like life itself.
They experience a sense of timelessness.
They are breathless, speechless, and powerless with each other.
They are connected regardless of whether either is still living.
They know they are satisfied and everyone else can also see it,
and everyone is positively affected by them.
Their lovemaking is more ecstatic than you ever fantasized.
This may just be the one type of relationship that can change the world.
Who your balancing type is,
is the single most unknown fact in the history of mankind."
Experience his work.