DVD New Manual Articular Approach - The Hip
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.
This DVD focuses on the new approach to the treatment of the hip joint that Jean-Pierre Barral has developed in cooperation with Alain Croibier, DO. The DVD covers this subject thoroughly and from all perspectives. Its four chapters give a detailed presentation with great attention for practicability.
Every technique is introduced with the help of anatomical drawings that Barral himself created especially for this purpose. They allow us to gain an exceptional insight into the anatomical relationships that are of importance during the distinct steps of each treatment.
The first chapter is dedicated to the abductor muscles, active stabilizers of the hip joint.Also, essential parts of the fasciae, like the fascia lata, are given attention here.
The second chapter addresses those active stabilizers that serve rotation and adduction. Barral dedicates in this chapter special attention to the piriformis muscle and the sacral plexus.
The third chapter concerns active, as well as passive, hip stabilizers. Additionally, in the theoretical, as well as, the practical part of this chapter the relevant ligamentous structures are addressed.
In the fourth chapter Barral guides us through a number of innovative techniques that are relevant to the treatment of nerves and vessels.