Somatic Therapeutic Exercises

The majority of rehabilitation activities for postural stress pain fell into one of two categories.

energising exercises

Exercises for stretching

However, there is a new class:

exercises for the body

Somatic drills help in movement perception, control, and synchronisation. Somatic activities, while not the same as strengthening or stretching exercises, provide what practitioners usually aim for in strengthening and/or stretching exercises: increased power and suppleness.I strongly suggest you to visit Compass Chiropractic-Therapeutic Exercise to learn more about this.

Fast Tips on Strengthening and Stretching

Let’s have a peek at whether strengthening and stretching are effective therapeutic workout techniques.


The most popular way of thinking of pain and injury is to label any physical condition involving pain or impairment as “weak”: weak back, weak stomach, poor eyes. However, the word “weakness” loses expressive strength.

To begin with, often people conflate power with control. A individual describes themselves (and others) as “bad” if they have inadequate control of a muscle or action.

If a person’s power might be lacking, the notion that a muscle is frail and requires to be strengthened ignores the point: The issue is usually not with the muscle itself, but with the person’s capacity to handle it. Movement and the brain’s capacity to learn to regulate movement are involved in the development of that control. It’s not a muscle issue; it’s a brain problem, and it’s not even a muscle problem (except in rare cases), but a brain problem — a developmental (i.e., learning) problem — learning to regulate movements and activity.


The use of stretching by therapists is an admission of the obvious: the client lacks the capacity to relax muscles enough to enable them to lengthen. Since an individual should be able to relax at will, it’s once again a control issue.

Stretching entails either the therapist’s actions on the patient or the patient’s behaviours involving muscles other than the ones that ought to lengthen in order to cause certain muscles to lengthen. The issue of balance persists and will not be resolved until the patient learns to control the stress and contraction of the shortened muscles.

Since the brain regulates muscle duration and sound, every attempt to stretch muscles forcibly — vigorous solitary stretching, yoga, traction — misses the mark: the brain’s habitual habits of control form by movement conditioning, which includes the entire range of motion from full power to total relaxation, not through stretching behaviour.

The evidence is in the outcomes that people encounter.

Exercises for the Body

Somatic exercises are “physical exercises,” but of a particular kind: generalised functional exercises, which serve as the foundation for many other workout regimens.

Muscle training is the product of three factors, according to somatic exercises:

movement recognition

basic muscle tension coordination regulation.