Visceral Manipulation, founded by Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, D.O., P.T., is an integrative approach to evaluation and treatment.
Each patient requires a thorough assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or
ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system.
Over time, layers in your system add up from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, poor posture or injury and cause strains in the
connective tissue of the viscera. The lines of tension through the system's deep fascial networks create a
cascade of effects often far from the originating source.
This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension resulting in compensatory movements of the body, ultimately causing
chronic irritation, which gives way to functional and structural problems.
Visceral Manipulation as a treatment increases proprioceptivecommunication within the body,
thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.