Clinical Applications for Disc Disorders; Soft Tissue Applications supporting Spine and Disc Health (BICADD)

Prerequisite: VM2 and MALE OR MAUE OR MASP; OR VM2 and NM2 OR NM3; OR VM2 and VVMU or VVML

Clinical Applications for Disc Disorders; Soft Tissue Applications (BICADD)

With 40 years of experience working in Visceral Manipulation Jean-Pierre Barral has now refined and created new techniques in relation to the Intervertebral Disc Pain Conditions. Through further advanced Listening, treatment skills and specific evaluation, this seminar will improve your hand sensitivity and increase your manual therapy skills. It includes lecture, demonstration and practice for each technique presented.

Learner Objectives


  • Identify in detail the anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar and cervical spine. 
  • Describe typical pain patterns that arise from dysfunction of the spine. 
  • Demonstrate evaluation methods and treatment techniques to facilitate normal functioning of the spine. 
  • Describe how psoas, transversus abdominis, thoracolumbar fascia and piriformis impact and interact with disc dysfunction. 
  • Describe how cluneal and iliohypogastric nerves affect the soft tissues of the lumbar region
  • Discuss practical integration into treatment sessions. 


"Jean-Pierre has been my mentor for nearly 30 years, and I continue to learn from him every year. His precision, his passion, and his knowledge are unsurpassed."

Kim Lawler-Coyle PT, DPT, GCFP