Nervous System : Neuromeningial Manipulation

quarta-feira, 14 de maio de 2008

Nervous System : Neuromeningial Manipulation

Dora Franco, B.Sc., D.O., BI-D ( ) completed the Course Nervous System : Neuromeningial Manipulation. This Course is the first segment of a series of four advanced courses entirely dedicated to the Nervous System, developed and taught by Jean Pierre Barral, D.O., MFR (F) and Alain Croibier, D.O..

A nerve only functions correctly when it is able to move freely within its surrounding structures. This freedom of movement is essential for:
· nerve conduction
· electromagnetic conduction
· intraneural blood supply
· intraneural nerve supply
· local and systemic responsiveness

To bring about lesions, a trauma does not have to be severe. Often, it is a matter of repetitive micro-traumas. For example, a non-physiological movement, a harmless sprain, faulty posture or muscle contractions. Pathological processes can take place intra- and extraneurally.

With interferences in certain body zones, the respective spinal cord and/or brain stuctures may also be irritated. A peripheral nerve treatment can influence these so-called facilitated areas and therefore promote a common or systemic effect. Manual treatments are basically effective due to the mechanical effects that cause neural stimuli, which can be transmitted at a local or central level. Manual neural manipulation changes intra- and extraneural pressure, improves sympathetic function to blood vessels due to the auto-enervation of the sympathetic gangli and sympathetic enervation of peri-neural connective tissues both of which are affected with treatment of fixations in the nerve sheaths.

This course is focused on the impact of trauma and whiplash in the body.

During the Course the therapists have the possibility to study the appropriate anatomy and physiology for treatment of whiplash and trauma conditions and learn, based on hands-on practice, to locate and release restrictions along the meningeal system.

Based on how whiplash and trauma creates restriction patterns throughout the body, the therapists can apply techniques that encompass the whole body, as the whole body receives collision forces in a whiplash injury, not just the cervical spine.

This is an advanced Course meant to highly skilled therapists who by using new applications of visceral manipulation principles and techniques can assess injuries of the soft tissues of the cervical region, determine restriction patterns of the cervicobrachial region, evaluate restrictions in the lumbosacral region and treat patients accordingly for optimal neuromeningeal release.

B.Sc. – Bachelor of Science in Medicine
D.O. – Doctor in Osteopathy
BI-D – Barral Institute Diplomate Certification