Visceral Osteopathy, what’s that?

Visceral Osteopathy | Rozelle OsteopathsThe human body in good health has physiologic motion and the viscera , the organs in the body , is no exception. The health of the viscera depends on the natural ability the organ has to deform in order to adapt to different postures as well as being able to slide freely around each other in their cavities.

Issues arise when these movements are restricted either through surgery , disease or trauma leading to restrictions or tethering in their motion.

The body is forced to compensate  for this situation which in turn can affect that organs function as well as structural problems by virtue of the connections between viscera and spine.

A skilled Osteopath uses their hands to stimulate , change or inhibit these organ restrictions . This dexterity , coupled with a sound knowledge of the human body ‘s structure and function , allows us to direct these skills in the art of provoking self correction in the body.

As a patient you will  experience this hands on approach to the relevant organs in your  abdomen and or your chest area. Attention is also given to the spinal components of the presenting condition (s).

As an Osteopath with now 25 years post graduate experience I can state that my visceral work seems to have the best and most enduring success out of all the approaches and conditions I treat. Professional codes and integrity prevent me from displaying testimonials however, if I could display any from people I have treated using visceral techniques there would be many.

I have personally observed the following conditions respond well  to visceral work:

  • IBS
  • Painful periods
  • Indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Poor voice strength / projection
  • Oesophagitis
  • Constipation
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Breathing / anxiety problems

Alison Linn ,Osteopath Rozelle Osteopaths