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Visceral Manipulation Physical Therapy 

Visceral manipulation therapy is a gentle but precise hands-on manual therapy technique used to help the body loosen restrictions around your organs so that they can glide smoothly in their natural space. These restrictions in the fascia can happen due to past trauma, a sedentary lifestyle, or past illness.


Your physical therapist will evaluate your area of concern as well as the rest of your body to identify where your problem may be coming from. Your therapist will also teach you some visceral techniques and give you home exercises you can do yourself. Visceral manipulation therapy addresses a range of conditions and works very well in conjunction with pelvic floor issues. 


Example: If you suffer from constipation or slow bowel movements, we will teach you how to massage your bowels with gentle circulatory movements. We may gently mobilize your sphincters and areas that support blood flow and nerve supply, such as your mesenteric root, to improve digestion. Please get in touch with us at Trailhead Pelvic & Visceral Physical Therapy if you need this excellent form of manual therapy technique. 


For more information: Visit this page about Jean-Pierre Barral, a French osteopath and physical therapist who developed visceral manipulation techniques.

Physical therapist performing liver mobilization
Physical therapist performing abdominal mobilization
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