Visceral Manipulation

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Viscera refers to the internal organs of the body, such as stomach, bladder, liver, and intestines. Visceral manipulation is a form of gentle manual therapy that helps to release mobility restrictions and restore the organ’s mobility and motility. When an organ does not have normal movement it can be a cause of pain and impede the organ’s normal physiological functions. Organs may lose their normal mobility or motility after trauma, surgery, birth, or infection. Visceral manipulation helps to gain space around the organ and within an organ that may be compressed, restricted or adhered to another structure. Visceral manipulation has been proven to help prevent and release adhesions and also improve lumbopelvic pain, infertility, surgical pain, scar pain, and bowel activity. Other issues that can be helped with Visceral Manipulation include gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), constipation, bladder problems such as interstitial cystitis, diastasis recti, chronic sensitivities, breathing problems, and endometriosis. Our therapists perform an evaluation of the viscera mobility and motility and determine if restrictive patterns within the organs or around the organs are present. Our advanced trained clinicians then perform specific visceral manipulation techniques along with advanced myofascial release techniques to restore optimal organ function and eliminate pain. Visceral Manipulation does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. Visceral Manipulation re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.