Clinical somatic education is for people ready to participate actively in their own healing, ready to do something different -- who have lost faith in, or patience with, the medical system and are taking matters into their own hands -- and for health care practitioners looking for something more than the conventional modalities, to help their patients.
There exists a well-defined process in which you, as a client, actively participate, with tangible, obvious (i.e., blatant), cumulative improvements accumulating at each step, until you're done.
This process involves (1) identifying patterns of ongoing muscular tension directly resulting from injury, (2) deliberately tightening those muscles in their injury pattern using a technique called, pandiculation, to recover muscular control, and (3) using patterned movement exercises to replace the painful tension patterns with pain-free, healthy movement patterns.
Typically, five-to-ten clinical sessions are needed, about once weekly. If you're working with a self-relief (somatic education exercise) program, results come more gradually, but distinctly.
If you've been getting treatment for pain for a long time and aren't getting better, aren't getting better fast enough, or if different doctors have given different diagnoses and you've "tried everything" without satisfactory improvement; if you fear that you may have to live that way for the rest of your life, clinical somatic education may indeed be for you. Find out.