Visceral Manipulation & Neural Manipulation

Both Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation 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

Movement is Life

The key to this approach is to locate the source of the fixation and re-establish movement and communication in the body again. A well-known fact based on biological physiology is that, “Movement Is Life“. 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

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Get Started With Visceral Manipulation And Neural Manipulation

To inquire about how visceral manipulation or neural manipulation with your physiotherapists can help you, phone today and we can answer any questions that you may have. Visceral manipulation and neural manipulation may be the approach you are looking for to help with those difficult symptoms you have trouble ridding yourself of.

There are select physiotherapists who have specialized training in visceral and neural manipulation. Both of these approaches are additional tools in your physio’s tool box from which to draw upon in providing you treatment. As part of your treatment plan, your physiotherapist may also use other techniques such as manual therapy, exercise rehab, electrical modalities, needling or taping

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does visceral manipulation treat?

Visceral manipulation is a gentle hands-on treatment that helps your internal organs move and glide more smoothly inside your body. Your organs movements may become restricted due to adhesions that form from surgery, accidents, illness or faulty posture.

Some of the reasons patients seek visceral manipulation is for help with a variety of conditions such as endometriosis, digestive problems, chronic pain, changes that happen postpartum or after having had abdominal surgery

Does visceral manipulation hurt?

If your area being treated has a fair bit of scar tissue, you may feel some slight discomfort or tenderness. Otherwise, most areas treated with visceral manipulation is very gentle and can feel like tight tissue being gently stretched. Any discomfort following your sessions is usually temporary and should begin to dissipate after 1-2 days

What does visceral mean?

“Viscera” is a term used to refer to your internal organs, such as your intestines, stomach and lungs

What is the mechanical effect of visceral manipulation?

Visceral manipulation is used when it is suspected your internal structures have lost their normal, healthy ability to move and glide about.

This may be due to a number of reason such as after some form of physical trauma, infection, scar tissue formation, emotional stress or changes that have taken place inside your body