Visceral Osteopathy Surrey
Since the mid-1800s, Osteopathy has been a popular form of manual therapy to improve health across all bodily systems by manipulating musculoskeletal tissues, strengthening the body, and improving blood and lymph flow. It has also been recognised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) as a traditional system of medicine. Visceral Osteopathy is a subset of Osteopathy that aims to produce the benefits of structural Osteopathy but with a slightly different approach to treating the same physical issues.
Unlike classic Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy considers movements of the internal or visceral organs (like the stomach, liver, intestines, lungs, and so on) to treat the person as well as issues within the musculoskeletal system, such as neck and back pains. But this brings us to the question, how do issues related to visceral organs impact the rest of our body?
All the structures that make up our body are intricately connected. There are definite links between our bodies’ somatic structures, such as the muscles and joints, the visceral organs, and the sympathetic nervous system.
Tension patterns form through the fascial (fascia being the connective tissue that separates muscles and internal organs) networks deep within the body, which might create a cascade of effects resulting in a specific lesion far from the origin of the issue. What starts with a minor dysfunction might get magnified and create completely unexpected consequences.
For example, prolonged stressful situations can often lead to dysfunction of the digestive system. This subsequently can affect muscles and our movement or lead to referral pain in the lower back. However, treating the back simply as muscle pain might not lead to long-lasting results as the cause has not been addressed. Hence, additional aspects of their health must be taken into account.
This is why an integrative approach to evaluation and subsequent treatment of an ailment requires a combined assessment. This assessment considers the structural relationships between the viscera and musculoskeletal system.
Visceral Osteopathy is a gentle, physical therapy that uses precise manual forces to enable normal mobility, tone, and motion of your internal organs and their connective tissues. In other words, it is the sort of physical therapy that not only focuses on the internal organ but also takes into account the structural relationship between the viscera and the musculoskeletal system to treat physical aches and pains and restricted joint movement as well.
It should also be noted that mental health can often be affected when there is a visceral dysfunction. Visceral manipulation not only takes that into account, but the correction of an underlying issue will often be beneficial for your mental health.
A wide array of professional healthcare experts such as allopathic physicians, Chiropractors and Osteopaths use this kind of Visceral Manipulation as a form of treatment. It has been found to be beneficial for a variety of ailments such as
- Musculoskeletal Issues related to visceral complaints
- Digestive Disorders: Constipation, Nausea and Acid reflux
The viscera plays a significant physiological role in one’s health. Visceral Osteopathy looks at the issue as a whole by considering the entire body and the dynamics between the different organs and systems so that your health issues are addressed to the core, and you can benefit in the long run.
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