Visceral osteopathy relates to the internal organs and the connective tissue that binds them together and attaches them to muscles and bones. In the same way muscles can be strained, organs can suffer similar strain over time as a result of poor function and general postural imbalance.
Visceral Osteopathy would be used to treat conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), asthma, indigestion, pelvic/gynaecological complaints and recurrent urinary infections. Often it is necessary to take a “visceral approach” to a symptom such as back pain in order to correct a long-standing condition.
Similarly children may develop internal strains early in life or secondary to the birth process. Symptoms such as constipation can be addressed in this way.