Why you can’t release your tight psoas muscle with stretching

By |March 7th, 2019|Clinical Somatic Education, psoas muscle, specific conditions|

Why you can't release your tight psoas muscle with stretching Your physical therapist, chiropractor, or yoga teacher might have told you that you have a tight psoas muscle, and they may have taught you stretching exercises to release it. While they're probably right—having a tight psoas is a very common problem—static stretching has little to [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |January 10th, 2019|carpal tunnel syndrome, Clinical Somatic Education, specific conditions|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you might feel shooting pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and weakness in your hand and wrist. You may have developed carpal tunnel syndrome from doing repetitive tasks with your arms and hands, like computer work, massage therapy, playing a musical instrument, or working on an [...]

Idiopathic scoliosis: The role of tight muscles in idiopathic scoliosis

By |July 26th, 2017|Clinical Somatic Education, scoliosis, specific conditions|

The role of tight muscles in idiopathic scoliosis Approximately 80% of all scoliosis cases are idiopathic, which means that the cause is unknown. So 80% of the people who get diagnosed with scoliosis get no explanation as to what has caused it. Involuntary muscular contraction, resulting from injury, stress, or repetitive activities, can play a [...]

Relieve Your TMJ Pain with Clinical Somatics

By |March 3rd, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, specific conditions, temporomandibular joint disorders|

What is TMJ pain? The temporomandibular joints connect the jawbone to the skull, and they are two of the most complicated joints in the human body. They can open and close the jaw like a hinge, and allow the jaw to slide from side to side and forward and backward. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is [...]