The technique used is the one created by french osteopath Roland Solère. Technique involves manual therapy techniques such as mobilisation towards the supporting structure of the organs, manouvre and exercises which have a circulator function.

These techniques aim to bring back a normal mechanical function to the system, we can compare them to the use of exercise and manual therapy to bring back the range of movement of a joint.

Base of the clinical reasoning is ‘the mechano-vascular pumping system’. This system is  composed of the muscular/articular system, the Diaphragm movements and visceral mechanic. If there is an impairment, the vascular system will be affected as well,creating venous stasis, hence passive vasodilatation. Being the veins complex an hormone-sensible apparatus may have an implication on the hormonal system as well.

How the Diaphragm movement influence the visceral mechanic.The visceral organs are represented from the grey part under the Red one

During the assessment the first thing is to record the past medical history of the patient, to rule out the presence of a known damage in the visceral organs(e.g.gallstones, if known will be avoided any manouvre that may interfere with the pathology).

The main exercises used is the one created by french gynecologistHenri Stapfer in the 1981 inspired by the method of the swedish Thure . The exercise takes advantage of static contraction and gravity to provoke a blood movement in the lumbo-pelvic complex in order to reduce the venous stasis.

Which conditions may get an improvement from the treatment?

  • Sciatic/Crural pain
  • LBP(low back pain)
  • Thoracic pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hypogatric neuralgia
  • Circulator disturbance in menopause
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Amenorrhoea/Dysmenorrhoea
  • Subfertility
  • Menstrual Headache
  • Menstrual LBP(low back pain) 
  • Spastic colon
  • Bloating/ Constipation/Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia/Pre-stage of Hiatal Hernia
  • Heavy legs
  • Vasomotor disturbances such as Cold Feet/Hands, Oedema, Flushes
  • Urinary/Faecal Incontinence or Urgency(including Stress urinary incontinence)
  • Frequent Cystitis
  • Prostatic Congestion(pre stage of Benign prostatic hyperplasia)

How many sessions do I need?

The protocol we use  take an average of 3-5 sessions, between the 1stand the 2ndwill pass 15 to 30days, after the other will be delivered in the shorter timetable. Usually there is a markable improvement after 1-2sessions.If you are still unsure, fill the form and ask for a free advice.

References:

C. Paul Perry, (2001), Current Concepts of Pelvic Congestion and Chronic Pelvic Pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3015423/

Bordoni B.(2018), Symptomatology Correlations Between the Diaphragm and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6153095/

doi: 10.7759/cureus.3036

Bordoni B.,Zanier E.(2013),

Anatomic connections of the diaphragm: influence of respiration on the body system

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731110/

doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S45443

Mankodi A.,(2017),Respiratory magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590523/

doi: 10.1002/acn3.440