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Health Conditions Helped by Somatics

A partial list of disorders that respond well to Clinical Somatic Education — with some improving or resolving completely in just a few sessions. Explore these topics (in short lists, more detail, or picture grids) to learn more about the science and approach used in addressing a disorder. Contact us to learn more.

Dislocations

For information regarding Somatics and this condition, please contact the Somatic Systems Institute. Thank you.

Flexibility and Stretching routines

Somatics is the preferred way to lengthen your muscles for maximum flexibility. In fact, it's the only safe and reliable way we've found to do so. Conventional stretching and even most of the newer stretching alternatives have a limited effect, and can increase your risk of injury. In fact, studies have shown that athletes that stretch increased their injury rate over those who don’t. On the other hand, with Clinical Somatics stretches, you don't just avoid injury, you actually fix the underlying physiological state that required the stretching in the first place.

Dizziness

There is a very intricate relationship between the movement of the eyes, the balancing organs of the inner ear, the musculature of the entire skeleton, the proprioceptive sense organs of the body, and the brain centers that equate and manage all of these factors.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

For information regarding Somatics and this condition, please contact the Somatic Systems Institute. Thank you.

Frequent Urination

Chronic tension in the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor can restrict the expansion of the urinary bladder. When the bladder runs out of room, urination must occur.
Clinical Somatics works to free the muscles surrounding the bladder, thereby allowing it to hold more liquid before the need to urinate arises.
It is possible that frequent urination or incontinence are signs of other conditions, which should be discussed with your Doctor and Somatics practitioner.

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflamation or mild tearing of the fascia (soft connective tissue) of the bottom of the foot. It is characterized commonly by an intense pain of the heel and bottom of foot upon waking in the morning, and potential pain throughout the day, especially when pressure is applied to the bottom of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by overuse or misuse of the foot, as well as by improper footwear.

Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis

Sometimes interchanged with the term "frozen shoulder", adhesive capsulitis is the adhesion of the joint capsule to the bones of the shoulder joint. While this condition may cause scarring or other degradation of tissues of the shoulder, Clinical Somatics can help to restore the movement of the shoulder in a safe, non-invasive, and gentle way that allows for mobility and healing of the joint with long-lasting results. Most importantly, Somatics can address the functional issues that led to the condition to begin with, and prevent it from happening again.

Disc Problems : Herniated, Bulging, Protruding, Swollen

Very often when a doctor or other health professional looks at an MRI or X-ray of a spine, they see a bulging, herniated or damaged disc and equate that with the cause of the pain. While we are in no way disregarding the idea that disc damage can cause pain and disfunction, the fact is that many people live perfectly healthy and pain free lives with damaged discs.

This information is provided for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat disease conditions, nor should it substitute for medical evaluation or treatment. Please consult with your doctor before undergoing any movement, treatment, or fitness regimen.