A few examples clients' experience with Clinical Somatics.
A car accident in which Karen slammed on the brakes to avoid killing a bicyclist led to a chronic knee problem. The pain gradually worsened, until she had to avoid almost any exercise, including walking up the stairs. Knee surgeries only made the condition worse. Despite that, doctors declared the surgery a success (although they chastised her for failing to recover from it), and attributed her problems to a rare bout of post surgical arthritic conditions. Thirteen years later, Karen had to alternate between crutches and a wheelchair.
In college, Steven Aronstein became debilitated by chronic pain throughout his body, weakness, gastrointestinal problems, and fatigue to the point of immunological & cognitive impairment. At the age of 19, he found himself with less health and function than most 70 year olds. Steven was officially diagnosed by specialist hospitals with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness of the nervous system and joints...
I was born with scoliosis and a left leg that was 1/4" shorter than my right leg. I was lucky that my scoliosis was an “S”-curve, which meant that my spine was somewhat balanced. I wore a 1/4" lift in my left shoe to even out my hips. From the age of 12 through the age of 18, I kept an annual appointment with one of Chicago’s top orthopedic surgeons...
Articles and information for practitioners and health care professionals.
Thomas Hanna’s own description of Somatic Education as developed for his original training program. This article provides a descriptive and eloquent clarification of the methods of Somatic Education, including the developments and problems that preceded it; as well as a helpful history of bodywork and Somatic explorations leading up to Hanna’s work. Additionally, this article provides a partial description of some the key elements of our modern Clinical Somatic Education.
A one-page summary of Somatics Clinical treatment, useful for providing to doctors and insurance companies.
A defining article about the Clinical Somatic Education method, a central method to the field of Somatics.