Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy technique where the therapist uses their hands to gently release fascial restrictions in the abdominal area. In turn, it promotes proper functioning of the internal organs.
This technique can expand your practice and help you treat your patients better.
But, how does it help decrease pain?
Everything in the body is connected. The internal organs are constantly in motion. When we breathe, eat, or stand, these systems and structures are affected. The movement of these organs transmits throughout the rest of the body via the fascia tissue.
The fascia tissue connects the body’s structures to each other.
An organ’s function may become impaired due to a poor diet, bad posture, surgery, illness, or pregnancy. When an organ’s function becomes disrupted, abnormalities and adhesions can form creating tension in other structures close by - as transmitted through the fascia connective tissue. This tension may surface as neck or back pain.
By using visceral manipulation, you can pinpoint the root cause of your patient’s pain and complaints.
So, how can you include visceral manipulation techniques in your practice?
Before you begin treatment with any patient, it is important to collect a full patient history. Your patient’s health history may indicate other underlying issues contributing to their pain, such as a recent surgery or a recent pregnancy. These issues could be linked to visceral problems or restrictions.
It is further important to undergo the proper training and qualifications before performing visceral manipulation. At iBody Academy, we offer an Online Visceral Manipulation Course. You can take the course on your own time and won’t have to travel to continue your manual therapy education. For those interested in a more hands-on approach, in class courses are also available.
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