What is Visceral Manipulation Therapy?

Visceral Manipulation Therapy is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy that helps viscera move smoothly. Physical therapists use this therapy to treat stomach pain, constipation, cramps, and indigestion.

Connective tissue holds the organs in place. The torso should rotate and flex smoothly due to healthy connective tissue. Natural body activities require flexibility, such as stomach expansion during feeding, lung opening for air intake, and intestinal regular contractions and relaxations for waste movement.

Congested or inflammatory connective tissue hampers these vital movements, causing visceral pain and dysfunction. This might hinder movement and cause other body aches. Visceral Manipulation Therapy optimizes organ mobility and restores physiological function to address these concerns.

How Visceral Manipulation Therapy Works?

The process of Visceral Manipulation Therapy involves an assessment by your pelvic floor physical therapist to identify potential restrictions in your abdominal or thoracic viscera that may be contributing to your discomfort. Following the assessment, Manual Osteopaths employ specific techniques to mobilize the tissue, aiming to enhance overall bodily function and promote more efficient movement throughout the body.

What Conditions can Visceral Manipulation Therapy?

Visceral manipulation therapy has demonstrated benefits for various disorders, including:

  • Acute Disorders such as Whiplash, Seatbelt Injuries, Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries
  • Digestive Disorders like Bloating and Constipation, Nausea and Acid Reflux, GERD
  • Women’s and Men’s Health Issues such as Chronic Pelvic Pain, Bladder Incontinence, Referred Testicular Pain, Effects of Menopause
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders including Chronic Spinal Dysfunction, Somatic-Visceral Interactions, Headaches and Migraines, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Joint Pain, Sciatica
  • Pain Related to Post-operative Scar Tissue and Post-infection Scar Tissue

When might Visceral Manipulation be incorporated into my treatment plan?

Visceral Manipulation is among the diverse techniques provided by Evergreen Rehab & Wellness as an integral component of your treatment plan. Its prominence in your session depends on your specific condition, as it may serve as the primary focus or be a complementary element within your overall treatment plan. In instances where a physical therapist encounters resistance while addressing a musculoskeletal concern, the application of visceral manipulation techniques can effectively release fascial restrictions associated with internal organs. ​

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