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In practice since 1990. Two years on staff at a hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, American Journal of Pain Management, Somatics: Magazine-Journal of the Mind-Body Arts and Sciences. More complete listing at somatics.com/gold.htm
Certifications: Hanna Somatic Education, the Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration (partial list)
the broad applicability and effectiveness of the methods of somatic training
Attain broad recognition of the field of somatic education as an easier way to recognize, release and reverse pain patterns and stress-related disorders, such as headache.
When someone has muscular or joint pain, muscular tensions are usually involved that cause the poain and restrict freedom of movement. Muscle/movement memory causes these muscular tensions and can be altered by somatic training, so that symptoms disappear and lasting improvements of function occur.
Stretching has limitations: it doesn't change muscle/movement memory very well. That may explain your experience. If stretching is the current "gold-standard" of therapy, somatic education is the "platinum-standard". It normalizes healthy muscle/movement memory faster and gets things done that strengthening and stretching can't accomplish. more at http://somatics.com/stretch.htm
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Dear Dave, There's not enough information in your query to answer. If you would like a careful answer, you may download this form and return it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org form: http://somatics
Hi, Bud, Start with this exercise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LINDipCsGM If you find it helpful, send for The Cat Stretch Exercises (no stretching or cat involved) http://somatics.com/page7-cat_audio
No, for most people, they cannot be avoided; that would require them either to understand the cause and identify it in themselves before onset or already to have had a movement practice and healthy diet
It's a sensation of nerves going to sleep either from being compressed or from reduced blood circulation.
Hi, Helen, You would do best with a somatic educator competent in dealing with neck conditions like yours. Not all are. You would ask. LIST at: http://hannasomatics.com Alternately, you might work
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