What is Visceral Osteopathy?

by admin / 01 March 2015 / No Comments

Visceral Osteopathy is one part of general Osteopathy, but the techniques focus more on the treatment of the internal organs.

Our organs do not ‘float around’ inside our bodies but instead are attached to the musculoskeletal system via ligaments and other connective tissues.  Strains can occur in these structural connections from surgical scars, adhesions, posture or injury that can cause tension patterns which in turn can lead to compensations in the body.

What is the treatment like?
After diagnosis, Osteopaths gently release tensions in the body using a variety of soft manipulative techniques such as stretching and soft tissue massage to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the soft tissues and joints. If the viscera are implemented, this may involve manipulating the internal organs through the abdominal wall.

Sometimes advice and exercises are given to the patient to encourage better breathing patterns and to help mobilise the spine and other joints.

What could Visceral Osteopathy help?
Visceral Osteopathy can be helpful in treating:

  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, indigestion, bloating and constipation.
  • Women’s’ health issues such as, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvis pain and bladder incontinence.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders which can include, chronic spinal dysfunction, headaches, peripheral joint pain and sciatica.

To book or for more information about Osteopathy call 01844 215555.

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