DVD New Manual Articular Approach - The Knee: "Neurological Joint"
New Manual Articular Approach (MAA) 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.
In this DVD Jean-Pierre Barral demonstrates his new techniques for the treatment of the knee. The underlying concept has been developed over many years in collaboration with Alain Croibier. Its practical application to the knee is exemplary.
Barral calls the knee a "neurological joint." He alludes here to the complex relationships that exist between the knee and the nervous system. The example of the knee demonstrates very clearly how the different building blocks of the organism are neurologically wired to the "executive floor“ - the brain.
The application field reaches from prevention of sports injuries to the treatment of chronic and acute dysfunctions. Barral succeeds in giving a practical, anatomy-based introduction into the various facets of this particularly problematic joint.
The first chapter looks at its active and passive stabilizers. The practical treatment demonstrations circle around the interaction between muscles and ligaments.
The second chapter is also dedicated to active and passive stabilizers. From the combination of techniques demonstrated in the first and second chapters emerges a three dimensional way of entrance to the knee joint.
The third chapter regards specifically the ligaments that play a role for the menisci.
In the three parts of the fourth chapter Barral demonstrates the treatment of the neurovascular system. Innovative techniques are shown here to treat the nerves, arteries and veins which are the backdrop of important knee dysfunctions.