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Somatic Systems, Inc. Plans Military Clinic Chain

NORTHAMPTON, MA — (Marketwire - October 21, 2008) — Somatic Systems, Inc. (SMAS - news) is pleased to announce plans to launch a series of pain treatment clinics specifically designed for the military community. The clinics will employ the company's proprietary Clinical Somatics method, which provides unprecedented relief from pain and injuries, without the use of drugs, surgery, or invasive procedures -- even in many cases where conventional physical therapies, surgeries, and other treatments have failed.

Following a series of successful meetings with the US military about providing Somatics services to active personnel and veterans, a need has been identified for specialized Somatics clinical facilities located near US military installations.

Nearly 26 million living Americans have served in the military, and pain is the most common symptom and cause of disability amongst veterans, with more than 40% of returning service members reporting musculoskeletal pain-related problems and symptoms. In the face of this, military officials, medical authorities, and government officials have reported frustration that the military does not yet have a satisfactory pain care program for their population.

These untreated pain-related conditions suffered by military personnel are the very problems for which Somatic Systems specializes in providing substantial relief. Opening these specialty clinics nearby military bases will enable military personnel to more easily receive Somatic Systems' unique pain care treatments, while the company completes its application process to become an approved provider within the US military and Veterans Affairs.

Somatic Systems has already been engaged in a nationwide rollout of Somatics pain management clinics for the general public. The military clinics will be an additional expansion process for the company, providing a dramatic new front in the company's aggressive growth plans.

About Somatic Systems, Inc.

Somatic Systems is the worldwide center for Clinical Somatics™, the groundbreaking drug-free, non-surgical approach to pain relief. This proprietary system uses natural, non-invasive movement techniques -- conducted through one-hour hands-on sessions, therapeutic exercises classes, and home exercises lasting as little as 5 minutes a day -- to relieve pain and limitation resulting from accident, trauma and repetitive stress, including back pain, knee pain, joint problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, scoliosis, bursitis, sciatica, headaches, tendonitis and more. Clinical Somatics™ also provides performance gains and injury prevention for casual and professional athletes.

Somatic Systems is pursuing a 3-part growth strategy, consisting of a nationwide rollout of pain management Somatics Clinics; increased production and distribution of therapeutic videos, books, and other retail self-help Somatics Products; and expanded Somatics Training Programs to supply Clinic practitioners serving medical and orthopedic professionals and institutional and corporate programs. The company operates a suite of web sites offering Somatics information, products, resources, and opportunities, at www.somatics.org.

Safe Harbor Act: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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Oct 21, 2008 08:30 ET

SOURCE: Somatic Systems, Inc.