Visceral Manipulation

What is visceral manipulation and what does it do?

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VM evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

Visceral manipulation (VM) assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body, including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic dysfunctions.

Ken Frey from the Barral Institute Explains Visceral Manipulation

French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral developed VM. Comparative studies found VM beneficial for various disorders such as:

Acute Disorders
  • Whiplash
  • Seatbelt Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Sports Injuries
  • Concussions
Women's & Men's Health Issues
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids & Cysts
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Bladder Incontinence
  • Prostate Dysfunction
  • Referred Testicular Pain
  • Effects of Menopause
Digestive Disorders
  • Bloating & Constipation
  • Nausea & Acid Reflux
  • GERD
Dysfunctions Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
Emotional Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pain Related To
  • Post-Operative Scar Tissue
  • Post-Infection Scar Tissue
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