Visceral Manipulation is a branch of Osteopathy that focuses on treating the internal organs of the body rather than simply the musculoskeletal system. Treatment of the internal organs can create powerful physiological changes in the body and stimulate the bodies own inner healing tendencies and improve patient outcomes.
The internal organs of the body play an important role in our posture, pain, and overall health. Our organs are responsible for keeping our body alive and healthy. Many problems and pains in the body may not be a cause but actually a symptom of a deeper underlying issue.
When an organ is in dysfunction it will often refer pain to other places in the body. Musculoskeletal pain in specific areas of the body can all be the external expression of an internal problem. For this reason hands on treatment of the visceral organs can actually correct problems in the muscles and joints.
Physical trauma such as falls from heights, car accidents, and other high-impact traumaâ€™s such as sports injuries can often damage the internal organs and their surrounding structures. Instead of simply getting treatment for the bones and joints affected by the impact â€“ It is important that the visceral organs get some love and attention too.
Visceral Manipulation can also help with problems related directly to the organs themselves. For example, many patients with crohns, colitis, acid reflux and more have found great benefits from receiving this kind of treatment.
Visceral Manipulation may benefit:
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Back, hip and knee pain
- Whiplash and other physical trauma
- Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Restricted range of motion
- Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
- Post-cardiac surgery
- Acid Reflux and Heartburn
- Womenâ€™s health issues
- Crohnâ€™s Disease
- Liver disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Pediatrics issues
- Neuromotor problems
- Emotional disorders
- Anxiety and Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- and much more