Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body’s organs (e.g. bladder, bowel, uterus, etc) and others structures, like muscles, fascia, ligaments and joints.

The organs in our body have a certain range of movement that is normal, just like our joints, they need to move within a normal range so we can function.

The movement of an organ can be restricted by surgical scars, adhesions, infection, illness, poor posture or traumatic injury. A restriction prevents the “gliding and sliding” action of the organ over other structures within the body, creating an area of fixation. Our body learns to accommodate by moving around this area of tension, and over time this repeated movement leads to chronic irritation and inflammation causing musculoskeletal, neural and visceral dysfunction.

VM technique restores normal visceral (organ) movement and function and helps to integrate the function or movement of the body as a whole.

Visceral Manipulation has been effective in the treatment of:

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Fibroids & Cysts

  • Endometriosis

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Dyspareunia

  • Infertility

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Bladder urgency/frequency

  • Bladder incontinence

  • Prostatitis

  • Urinary and sexual dysfunction associated with an enlarged prostate

  • Referred penile and testicular pain

  • Constipation and Bloating

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • GERD, Acid Reflux

  • Chronic Spinal Dysfunction

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Joint Pain

  • Post Operative Scar Tissue

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder