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.
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.