Visceral Osteopathy is the study of movement within the organs and the surrounding tissues and structures. Osteopathic treatment aims to improve overall movement within the affected system and releasing any tension or barriers via manual techniques. This is supportive of the Osteopathic principle, whereby removing restrictions will promote your body’s self-healing mechanism. The Osteopath is simply a catalyst that helps to place your body in a better internal environment.
Visceral Osteopathy can help relieve your symptoms, in conjunction to orthodox treatments, by providing a hands-on approach, using a combination of abdominal techniques and more traditional Osteopathic techniques of the related spine and pelvic innervations.
There may need not be a ‘Visceral issue’ that you are presenting with, however, addressing the viscera can be helpful for many common musculoskeletal problems.
Common presenting adult and paediatric ‘Visceral’ issues in clinic;