ABOUT US

The Barral InstituteThe Barral Institute has offered quality continuing education for the Manual Therapy field since 1985.

The Barral Institute is a health education, training and research organization dedicated to the advancement of Visceral Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and related Manual Therapies. The Barral Institute works to better understand and validate the therapeutic effect of these hands on therapies; conducts workshops nationally and internationally to educate and train healthcare practitioners in the proper techniques and promotes education to the general public about the existence and therapeutic value of these modalities. Alumni include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of Oriental medicine, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional bodyworkers. Learn more at their website.

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ABOUT OUR COMPANY

The Barral Institute is an international organization providing continuing education and certification based on the innovative manual therapies developed in clinical practice by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.

  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Visceral Vascular Manipulation
  • Neural Manipulation
  • New Manual Articular Approach

The Barral Institute also offers manual therapy seminars in related modalities such as Fascial and Membrane Technique developed by Peter Schwind, PhD, HP.

The Barral InstituteFrench Osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop Visceral Vascular Manipulation, Neural Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach. The courses are based on clinical techniques personally developed by Jean-Pierre Barral combined with Alain Croibier’s scientific information.

Time Magazine, citing his development of Visceral Manipulation (VM), named Jean-Pierre Barral, DO one of the Top Healing Innovators to watch in the new millennium.

Alumni include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of Oriental medicine, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional bodyworkers.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The Barral InstituteThe Barral Institute offers 3-4 day lab-intensive seminars throughout the year across the U.S., Canada and internationally. The material is immediately applicable in any clinical setting as it bridges the needs of various patient populations:

  • Orthopaedic
  • Neurological
  • Women’s/Men’s Health
  • Pediatric
  • Geriatric
  • Oncological
  • Sports
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • General Wellness

Seminar Descriptions

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative Studies found Visceral Manipulation Beneficial for Various Disorders.

VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture. Learn more…

The Barral Institute course schedules are available online, through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE). Click here to view scheduled courses and register.

Neural Manipulation (NM) was developed in clinical practice by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. French Osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop NM. The courses are based on clinical techniques personally developed by Jean-Pierre Barral combined with Alain Croibier’s scientific information.

Neural Manipulation examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms. Neural Manipulation identifies and releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body, and by accessing this relationship, resolves the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns. Learn more…

The Barral Institute course schedules are available online, through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE). Click here to view scheduled courses and register

New Manual Articular Approach (MAA) was developed in clinical practice by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. French Osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop MAA. The courses are based on clinical techniques personally developed by Jean-Pierre Barral combined with Alain Croibier’s scientific information.

“Articular” refers to the joints of the body, which are critical points of interconnectivity between all other structures within the body. Joints receive and emit messages with other parts of the body, and are also connected to our emotions. New Manual Articular Approach is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of joints. It integrates all aspects of the joint including the nerve, artery, bone, capsule, and ligaments, as well as visceral and emotional connections. MAA delves into the joints like never before. It examines the nerves of each joint, along with the arteries, meniscus, ligaments, capsule attachments and folds. It incorporates soft tissue mobilization of the associated bones, while looking at direct and indirect relationships between the bones of the body. The relationship between the viscera and the joints is not widely understood. MAA shows how interconnected they are and that without addressing this visceral connection many joint issues may not fully resolve. The application of the gentle MAA techniques improves the body’s ability to heal and restore itself to optimal health. Learn more…

The Barral Institute course schedules are available online, through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE). Click here to view scheduled courses and register

The science of anatomy has shown us that connective tissue for each of the systems of the body has clearly describable functions. It is known that it is just as present in the epimesial and divisional layers of the musculoskeletal system as in the fascial envelope layers of the organs and in the perineurial sheets of the neural manipulation. Histology is able to show the presence of connective tissue ranging from large areas of subdermal tissue to the periosteum and the smallest units of the cell. Thus, we now have enough information to understand the functions of each of the various layers of connective tissue within one bodily system. We can see how the fascial system surrounds individual muscles, divides them, and connects them to the periosteum by way of the tendons. We can see how membranes extend from the interior of the cranium by way of the dura mater and perineuria into the finest arborizations of the nervi nervosum. And it is therefore possible for us to construct an overall blue print of the body as an interlaced system of connective tissue chambers. Learn more…

The Barral Institute course schedules are available online, through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE). Click here to view scheduled courses and register.

Certification
Completion of the Visceral Manipulation courses provides an opportunity for practitioners to become certified through the Barral Institute as a Certified Visceral Manipulation Practitioner (CVMP).

Earn your certification from the Barral Institute – and assure patients your training comes straight from the source – Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F). Learn more about certification
 


 
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