There are many different types of arthritic conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. Typical arthritis can cause pain, stiffness and swelling from the inflammation of a joint (or around a joint) and the erosion of synovial fluid and cartilage. One major factor that is typically overlooked in the medical world is the impact chronically contracted muscles play in the role of arthritic conditions.
Chronically contracted muscles brought on by physical and emotional stress heavily impact upon a jonts potential to function freely. Remember this valuable slogan, "function maintains structure", namely your ability to move freely in life will have a direct influence upon your internal workings (skeleton, joints, organs, etc). Through Hanna Somatic Education clients learn healthier whole-body patterns which help to reduce the stress placed upon the joints by muscular imbalance. These muscular imbalances happen gradually over time on an unconscious level and deprive us of the ability to move freely without pain. Once a client has learned to move freely again they increase the potential for an affected joint to heal and reduce its inflammation.
Ankylosing Spondylitis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Joint Hypermobility, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Traumatic Arthrits.