Visceral Manipulation

Our PT’s are trained in Visceral manipulation. This speciality is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs glide smoothly within your body.The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and 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 viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against the body’s other organs and muscular, membranous, fascial and osseous structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. And that chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for postural distortion, neuromuscular dysfunction, and disease processes.

What does it feel like?

VM is a soft, hands-on manual therapy technique. Underneath the pain or diagnosis, there is a compensatory pattern affected in the body, with the initial source of dysfunction being far away from the pain is felt. Because of this, the practitioner searches for this pattern and the source, and treats the related tissues. The treatment consists of gentle engagement, mobilization, and elongation of the soft tissue. As the source of the problem is released, the symptoms will start to decrease. Reaction and response time may vary with each treatment.

Emotions are Stored in the Organs

It is well documented that our emotions have a great impact on how our body functions, and this is greatly due to how receptive organs are to our feelings. Different emotions affect different organs. Emotional reactions can translate into simple spasms in the gallbladder or heartburn, vomiting, feeling faint, ulcers, and serious disease. When the brain receives negative emotions it sends tension related to the related organ, the organ then sends the tension back to the brain resulting in a vicious cycle. Conversely, a physically damaged or imbalanced organ can stimulate emotional upset. VM can break this cycle, enhance the health of the organ, and restore emotional balance.

Visceral Manipulation Benefits

  • Whiplash and Seatbelt Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Spinal Dysfunction
  • Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Joint pain
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Acid Reflux
  • Post-operative Scar Tissue Pain
  • Swallowing Dysfunction
  • Reproductive Issues
  • Women’s and Men’s Health Issues
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • FIbroids and Cysts
  • Pediatric Health Issues
  • Colic
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • And more…