Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation

An Integrative Treatment Approach

Visceral Manipulation was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physiotherapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Visceral Manipulation is a treatment approach that may assist functional and structural imbalances throughout the body.

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual technique involving specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera (internal organs) and the connective tissue and ligaments that support each organ onto our skeleton. Restrictions in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. Specific techniques are used to evaluate how abnormal forces might be affecting your normal body functions forces or affecting your skeleton, soft tissues and organs. Techniques are then used to gently assist releasing the tension lines and improve visceral mobility. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Studies linked to the Barral Institute have found Visceral Manipulation may benefit various disorders such as whiplash, chest and abdominal sports injuries, bloating and constipation, chronic spinal dysfunction, headaches and migraines, peripheral joint pain, sciatica, swallowing dysfunctions, nausea and acid reflux, constipation and gastritis, chronic pelvis pain, endometriosis, bladder incontinence, prostate dysfunction, and pudendal neuralgia.

What can I Expect After Treatment?

The patient may feel minimal difference initially but over several days improvement in the condition becomes evident. This is because it takes some time for the body to integrate the tension changes into the body.


To book in for an assessment and treatment with Visceral Manipulation with Selena our Physiotherapist, call us on (02) 4013 5052.

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