Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy concerned with mobility restrictions of the abdominal organs (viscera) and the surrounding network of the connective tissue. Since it addresses symptoms within the musculoskeletal system, visceral manipulation is often found to be “a missing element” in the treatment of chronic conditions.
Visceral manipulation treatment is a light touch done on the abdomen, lower ribs and/or lower back area. If needed, the patient may be asked to move the arms or legs in the specific direction or take a deep breath to facilitate the release. Visceral manipulation can result in a noticeable decrease in symptoms and frequently leaves the patient feeling “lighter” or having better mobility in general.
Conditions effectively treated with visceral manipulation therapy include:
- Pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.
- Chronic low back, neck and shoulder pain.
- Breathing restrictions and bad posture It also helps.
- Improve digestive issues, i.e., IBS, and address restrictions caused by scars after c-section or other abdominal surgeries.