Jean-Pierre Barral

Dates: 8-9-10 Dec 2021


CPD hours: 20  •  cost: £785 • deposit: £395 • Registration is on Wednesday 9:30, start 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 9:00 - 17:30 and Friday 9:00 - 14:00 (no lunch break)
If you have paid a deposit, please pay the remaining £390 by 1 November 2021.
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First time in the UK, Barral's workshop explores the intervertebral discs and how to manage various spinal conditions using a visceral approach. The course will cover the latest findings in the areas of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

It will also explore the role of the visceral system (e.g. kidneys and intestine) in spinal conditions and management. Jean-Pierre will present the results of his current research on disc mobilisations; including, the imaging differences observed before and after treatment using this unique approach.

Update of anatomy and biomechanics of disks
Disc biochemistry, anabolism and catabolism
Physiological and accelerated degeneration of the disc
Aetiology of discopathies

Global and segmental clinical examination
Imaging presentation (NMR and dynamic snapshots)
Differential diagnosis between osteoarticular fixations and disc problems

Manual treatment of cervical spine, dorsal and lumbar discs
Disc, ligamentum and dorsal longitudinal ligament tensioning
Viscoelastic disc treatment
Peridiscal venous treatment
General venous treatment
Counter-indications to manual disc treatment

Jean-Pierre Barral is well known internationally for his extensive contribution to osteopathy in the area of visceral osteopathy. He has written several books in this and related areas and has developed many of the techniques used by osteopaths worldwide. The two workshops run by Jean-Pierre are a rare opportunity to train under his guidance.
The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

20 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.