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Adhesive Capsulitis

Arthritis: see Osteoarthritis

Back Pain

Balance problems

Bursitis - See Pain, Chronic

Constipation, chronic

Dislocations, frequent: 

  see Hypermobility, below

Displaced Patella


Foot Pain/Tired Feet

Frequent Urination

Frozen Shoulder

Groin Pain

Hamstrings, taut


  • migraines
  • tension headaches
  • sinus headaches

Hip Pain


What to Expect

Here's what you should expect from clinical somatic education:

  • to get you into the fast-lane to long-term relief from pain
  • to resume progress healing injuries labelled, "chronic" or "permanent and stationary"
  • eliminate trigger points and the need for pain meds, muscle relaxants, stretching, or massage therapy
  • to improve balance, mobility and physical comfort even in the aged
  • to restore energy taxed away by pain
  • to enable you to come back to your life, again, whole


Select (click on) an underlined item to learn how somatic education (and muscular functions) apply to it. For guided self-relief programs, click here

To locate a practitioner, click here.

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.

A partial list of disorders for which Hanna Somatic Education is a good solution appears below. Click a title to see the approach used to address each. These disorders typically resolve completely or very substantially improve for the long term within a few sessions.

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Hanna Somatic Educators identify persistent muscular tension patterns that cause pain (disorders listed below) and then correct them using the Pandiculation Technique and other somatic education techniques.


A skilled practitioner can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, the number of sessions required to clear up a given malady -- usually, a few.

The Main Technique Used in Clinical Somatic Education to Produce Outcomes Better Than Conventional Therapies

Personal attention: click, I have vertigo (dizziness).

Personal attention: click, How Can I Improve My Standing Balance? 

Personal attention: click, I have frequent urination

Personal attention: click, I have headaches

Personal attention, click, help for frequent dislocations

Personal attention, click:  I have insomnia.

Personal attention: click, I have joint pain.

Personal attention: click, I have knee pain.

Personal attention: click, I have muscle pain.

Personal attention: click, I have pain from osteo-arthritis.

Personal attention: click, I have chronic pain.

Personal attention: click, I have migrating pain.

Personal attention: click, I have psoas muscle pain.

Personal attention: click, I have sciatic pain.

Personal attention: click, I have scoliosis.

Shoulder, tight/painful

A common accompaniment of back pain from stress and nervous tension, shoulder muscle pain may also result from the shock of an injury that prompts one to tighten up/reflexively guard the injury (e.g., a fall or broken bone). "Frozen Shoulder" is commonly misdiagnosed as resulting from adhesions, whereas it usually results from highly contracted muscles immobilizing arm movement at the joint. "Frozen Shoulder" commonly "unfreezes" as soon as muscular suppleness is restored (by means of somatic education), without need for addressing "adhesions".

Shoulder joint pain occurs in three varieties:



Compression of the nerve to the shoulder by muscles in the neck creates sensation as if the shoulder were injured. The solution is to free the neck muscles and so to discompress the nerve by that means, rather than surgically (which may involve removal of neck muscles).


The shoulder joint is designed to permit arm side-lift to 90 degrees (parallel to the ground). Further lifting requires the scapula (shoulder blade) to lift along with the arm. If muscles underneath the shoulder are tight, they prevent scapular movement, causing the humerus (upper arm bone) to jam into the joint, causing pain and cartilage damage (over time). The solution is to free the movement of the involved muscles (latissimus dorsi, pectoralis, serratus anterior).


A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions a tendon. At the shoulder, if the muscles are tight, their tendons are taut and compress the bursa, causing bursitis. The solution is to free the movements of the related muscles. (to article)

Personal attention: click, I have shoulder pain.

Personal attention: click, I have tendinitis.

Personal attention: click, I have symptoms of T.O.S.

Personal attention: click, I have uneven leg length.

Personal attention: click, I have neck pain.

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