Have you ever had a stomachache so bad that you could not focus on your job? Some stomach problems are so distressing that it affects your daily life. Even vigorous diet management and lifestyle changes may not keep the discomfort away for long.
Internal organs are made of smooth muscles, which stretch and contract like other muscles in the body. When their elasticity is restricted, organ hardens or adheres to each other, leading to a declined function. The elasticity of fascia, a sheet of connective tissue which surrounds the organs, also are important in maintaining a healthy organ function.
Some causes of adherence or hardening of organs and fascia include trauma or pressure to the abdominal area, dehydration, food allergies, and recent endoscope or C-section procedures. Ineffective diaphragmatic breathing or overuse of abdominal muscles to maintain posture can also harden the area.
Abdominal malfunction can disturb the digestive system, triggering other problems. People with existing stomach conditions can experience indigestion, acid reflux, and abdominal pain. People with existing intestinal conditions often experience constipation and abdominal pain.
Such symptoms coming from restricted abdominal organs can be improved by a therapeutic procedure called Visceral Mobilization. FuncPhysio can provide a treatment focused on internal organs and soft tissues. Therapists use manual techniques to evaluate hardened organs and perform kneading and manipulation. They also provide a massage and exercising plan for you to practice at home.
Effective physical therapy combined with lifestyle changes including right diet, adequate sleep, and effective stress management will help restore your body from inside. Let’s work together for a healthy digestive system!
Dr. Emi Yamanami DPT