Visceral Mobilization Fort Worth & Plano, TX

Visceral Mobilization

Visceral Mobilization is a gentle manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body’s internal organs (e.g. kidneys, liver, intestines, bladder, bowel, uterus, etc.) and others structures, like muscles, fascia, ligaments and joints, to see if there are any compensations that may add to your stress, pain, or dysfunction.

The organs in our body have a certain range of movement that is normal, and 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.

Visceral Mobilization 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

How Many Sessions Does It Take?

Each person’s situation is different; the number of visits will vary. Many people feel significant improvement within 3-5 therapy sessions; others may require additional treatment. You and your practitioner will develop a plan based on your needs and how your body responds to treatment. Visceral Mobilization is included in a multidisciplinary approach that will continue to address traditional physical therapy techniques and strengthening.

What Does Visceral Manipulation Feel Like?

VM is a soft, hands-on manual therapy. Underneath the pain or diagnosis is a compensatory pattern created in the body with the initial source of the dysfunction often being far from where the pain is felt. Because of this, the practitioner searches for this pattern and the source and treats the related tissues. The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization, and elongation of the soft tissues. As the source of the problem is released, the symptoms will start to decrease.

If you have chronic pain or movement dysfunction that has not responded to traditional treatment options, Contact Us Today at Fort Worth & Plano, TX Centers for a free consult to see if Visceral Mobilization will help.