Somatic Dysfunction

Somatic Dysfunction (SD) is an impaired or altered function of the interactive components of the somatic system in the parietal, visceral and/or cranio-sacral regions of the body.

SD’s are seen in dysfunctions within the muscular-skeletal system as well as the affiliated vascular, lymphatic, visceral and neural elements.

Diagnostic criteria of a SD are abnormalities in the tissue structure and tissue tension, an asymmetry and a qualitative and quantitative change in the range of motion.