” More than 90% of musculoskeletal problems have an important visceral or cranial component ” – Jean-Pierre Barral
Visceral Manipulation is a treatment approach developed by world renowned Physical Therapist and Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral.
All our organs are surrounded by multiple layers of connective tissue called fascia. During normal function, this fascia is mobile and allows for movement of the organs, and therefore the joints related to them.
Restrictions in the fascia can develop from multiple causes, including surgery, motor vehicle accidents, falls, sporting injuries, infections and illness, etc. These restrictions can compromise function of the organs. They can also affect joint mobility due to the multiple connections between the fascia of the organs and the musculoskeletal system.
Jean-Pierre has developed a protocol for assessing and treating visceral restrictions. Experience has shown that this area can be a missing link in the management of pain. Techniques are gentle, non-invasive and powerful.
Conditions that may benefit from Visceral Manipulation include:
- Back, hip, shoulder and knee pain
- Neural pain ( eg carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica)
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Digestive disorders ( eg constipation, Acid reflux)
- Some incontinence conditions
- Dysfunction related to Endometriosis
- Post natal pelvic pain
- And many more