New Manual Articular Approach - The Lower Leg and Foot
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.
The lower leg and foot require a very special level of precision from the therapist. In an evolutionary process over millions of years, numerous muscular elements of the foot have changed into ligaments. Through a tensegrity structure these ligaments are closely connected to the membranes and fasciae of the lower leg. Barral’s new techniques for the treatment of the lower leg and foot take into account this "architectural fine structure.” Therefore, the techniques demonstrated in this DVD are of microscopic precision.
In three comprehensive chapters (this video is 55 minutes long) Barral demonstrates 15 authentic ways to treat the lower leg and foot.
In the first chapter the membranes and ligaments of the lower leg and foot are covered.
The second chapter addresses theory and practice of the active stabilizers of the lower leg and foot. Also the theme hallux valgus gets attention here.
The five parts of the third chapter are dedicated to the neurovascular system inside the foot.
Innovative techniques that are significant for nerves, arteries and veins are shown in theory and practice.