Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

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 assembly line. While [...]

Idiopathic scoliosis: The role of tight muscles in idiopathic scoliosis

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

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 large role in idiopathic scoliosis. Clinical Somatics exercises [...]

Releasing your Tight Psoas Muscle with Clinical Somatics exercises

By |April 10th, 2017|Clinical Somatic Education, specific conditions|

Releasing your Tight Psoas Muscle with Clinical Somatics What is the psoas muscle? The psoas muscle, formally called the psoas major, is a very important core muscle. The psoas attaches the lumbar vertebrae to the lesser trochanter, near the head of the femur. The psoas muscle is often grouped together with the [...]

Relieve Your TMJ Pain with Clinical Somatics

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

What is TMJ pain? The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull, and is it one of the most complicated joints in the human body. It 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 [...]

The Myth of Uneven Leg Length

By |January 14th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, specific conditions|

The Myth of Uneven Leg Length Doctors and chiropractors like to tell people that they have one leg longer than the other, and that it is the cause of their back, hip, or knee pain. The truth is that while it is certainly possible to have one leg longer than the other, the odds of [...]