Conditions that Clinical Somatics can help to relieve
Although the causes of chronic pain can be structural, this is not always the case. Many of these problems develop as a result of muscles that are permanently in a contracted and tight state. This contracted state can result in other muscles having to work harder than normal, or other muscles being used for purposes that they were not intended.
This often happens when we try to avoid pain in one place by changing our posture or sitting differently. All of this puts a strain on both the muscular and skeletal functions. Over tight muscles can cause increased joint wear, or discs to bulge, or put pressure on internal organs that hinder their function.
In this permanently tight and contracted state the brain loses the ability to relax the muscle and return it to its normal, resting length. The loss of control over muscles is termed sensory motor amnesia (SMA). This can occur due to injury, surgery, emotional and physical, stress and habituated or repetitive actions.
The chronic pain that results from this can usually be improved or eliminated through clincial somatics lessons and exercises.
As you learn how to release and relax those muscles, your particular condition will begin to improve and resolve itself. This happens through your daily practice of Somatic exercises which helps you to relearn muscle control so that you can avoid future muscular tightness that led to the initial condition.
Clinical Somatics is effective in resolving the following conditions;
- Back Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hamstring problems
- Herniated Disks
- Hip Joint Pain
- Knee & Foot Pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Tension Headaches