"Imagine an adhesion around the lungs. It would create... abnormal accommodations from nearby body structures. For example, the adhesion could alter rib motion, which could then create imbalanced forces on the vertebral column and, with time, possibly develop a dysfunctional relationship with other structures. This scenario highlights just one of hundreds of possible ramifications of a small dysfunction - magnified by thousands of repetitions each day."
"Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders." - The Barral Institute
Amongst other conditions, Visceral Manipulation can help improve pain and discomfort caused by Digestive Disorders, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Post-operative Scar Tissue and psychophysiological issues such as Stress Response.
- Osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) in treatment of gastroesophageal
reflux disease (GERD).
"GERD is a common multi-factor disorder due to a defective sphincter mechanism at the esophagus-gastric junction (hiatal region). In addition to other gastrointestinal disorder, lifestyle-related diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, asthma, fatty liver disease, and chronic diseases are among those reported to be at risk of GERD or GERD symptoms." Read