Visceral, Neural Manipulation
Both Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation were developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.
They are integrative approaches to the evaluation and treatment of the structural relationships between your viscera, neural tissue and their fascial and ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Tension and strains in the connective tissue of your viscera and nerves can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture and injury. Tension patterns form throughout the fascial network deep within your body, creating a cascading effect far from the source for which the body will have to compensate. This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that your body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems (www.barralinstitute.com).
The key to this approach is to locate the source of the fixation and re-establish movement and communication in the body again. “Movement is Life” – a well-known fact based on biological physiology. Lungs that do not move cannot breath and spines that do not move cannot create the motion required for proper joint lubrication. Your body then has to work harder to make up for this lack of movement and will signal you on this lack of movement. These messages are pain and the symptoms you experience.
With the gentle approach of Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation, the fixations are released and proper movements are restored. Proper communication between the connective tissue in the body and the brain is re-established and your body no long has to send you any more alarming messages. Find out how our Burnaby physiotherapy clinic can help your pain and symptoms resolve!