While Physical Therapy (“PT”) is a varied discipline, many Physical Therapists are trained to manipulate a client externally. A Clinical Somatic Educator uses sophisticated hands-on techniques to teach the client to make the changes through their own neuromuscular system. You will not become dependent on the skill of your Somatic Educator, rather you will learn the skills internally and will have faster and more lon-lasting results. Somatics also always stays within comfortable ranges of motion and never attempts to impose change externally. Many manipulative techniques actually make long-term change harder in the long run.