Therapists using Visceral Manipulation assess the dynamic functional actions as well as the somatic structures that perform individual activities. They also evaluate the quality of the somatic structures and their functions in relation to an overall harmonious pattern, with motion serving as the gauge for determining quality.
The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and other structures of the body. At optimal health, this harmonious relationship remains stable despite the body’s endless varieties of motion. But when one organ cannot move in harmony with its surrounding viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against the body’s other organs, as well as muscular, membranous, fascial and osseous structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. In turn, that chronic irritation paves the way for disease and dysfunction throughout many systems of the body—musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive to name a few.
A soft and gentle “Hands–On” Osteopathic Manual Therapy
Visceral Manipulation is generally combined with other Osteopathic Manual Therapies.
- Whiplash & seatbelt injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Spinal Dysfunction
- Headaches and Migraines
- Closed-head Injuries—Concussions
- Carpel Tunnel
- Digestive Disorders
- Acid Reflux
- Respiratory conditions
- Bronchial conditions
- Post-Operative Scar Tissue Pain
- Women’s and Men’s Health Issues
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pediatric Health Conditions
- Anxiety, Depression and More