Decreased mobility of the pelvic organs is also associated with sacral pain, sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, coccyx (tailbone) dysfunction, hip dysfunction, and pubic symphysis dysfunction. The pelvic cavity contains the bladder, ureters, rectum and either uterus and ovaries for females or prostate for males. These organs require mobility to expand, empty, and move. When this movement is lost, it results in pelvic imbalance and pain because the fascia lining the pelvic and abdominal cavities is continuous.
If we think of the body as a container, the viscera or internal organs are the contents of the container. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy used to assess and treat the contents of the container. Visceral Manipulation facilitates the normal mobility and motion of the internal organs and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the rest of the body through organ specific fascial mobilization. If you are suffering from stubborn “container” pain that hasn’t responded as well as you hoped to various treatments addressing the container, it may be time to have the “contents” assessed and treated.
Visceral Manipulation is one of the specialties I offer at Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy and I would love to help you with your stubborn “container” pain.
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