New Manual Articular Approach; Upper Extremity is the first book in a three-part series. The forthcoming in the set are devoted to the lower extremity and the trunk. What is novel about the manual therapy approach presented here? The techniques are simple, precise and not at all forceful. Entirely new and original, they represent the fruit of many years of clinical experience.
Everything that can interfere with proper joint functioning is considered: the skin, fascia, aponeurosis, muscles, ligaments, capsule, synovium, serous bursa, fat, cartilage, labrum, bone, nerves and arteries.
In addition, Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier discuss the important influence the viscera, psycho-emotional relationships and even a person’s behavior can all have on joint play.
The upper extremity is an intricate musculoskeletal arrangement comprising 56 muscles and 126 ligaments!
Derived from the rich experience of its authors, this work presents a selection of effective techniques whose main objective to help the therapist bring relief to their patients. This book is for professional osteopaths, students of osteopathy, physiotherapists and manual therapists wishing to enrich their practice and broaden their skill set.
Jean-Pierre Barral is a Diplomate of Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone). He serves on the Faculty of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulation at the University of Paris School of Medicine in Paris, France. He is a Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France.
Alain Croibier is a Diplomate of Osteopathy. He is a Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France and a Member of the Academie d'Osteopathie de France and holds a Master’s Degree in the Science of Man and Society.