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The following educational material is either recommended or required as preparation for our workshops. Send us an e-mail or phone to order and we will send it to you by post. We do not yet operate an online ordering system. Some of the material may not be available when you order since we do not keep large stock. When you attend workshops we usually offer this material during the workshop. Post and packing will be charged at cost.

 

£13.50

A Pathway to Health; How Visceral Manipulation Can Help You
Designed for the public to explain Visceral Manipulation in easy to understand terms.
 

Alison Harvey. 250 pages. Forward JP Barral

llustrated with nearly 100 photos & drawings, A Pathway to Health begins with general information about visceral manipulation, describing the method, goals, philosophy, and history of the practice.

 The book is designed to guide a person toward a greater understanding of his/her own body, and therefore be better equipped to remain healthy and enjoy life. Each organ system is discussed, along with an overview of how Visceral Manipulation can facilitate health of the organ. Also included are case stories of real people and how Visceral Manipulation assisted them toward a healthier life.

 

£14

Understanding the Messages of your Body

Great for patients and required advanced reading for VM6

 

Jean-Pierre Barral. 240 pages.

 

We are all born with certain parts of our bodies that are less healthy than others, and as the stresses and traumas of life accumulate, these areas become what Jean-Pierre Barral calls our bodies' "weakest link." This is especially the case with our internal organs.

In this book, Barral discusses each organ and its complex relationship with the rest of the body, explaining how pain can originate with an emotional upset that creates distress in an organ, or how a physically damaged organ can cause emotional problems.

 

£19

Understanding the Messages of Your Joints

Great for patients and reading for Manual Articular Classes

Jean-Pierre Barral.  240 pages.

This new book is the companion to Understanding Messages of Your Body.

Did you know that hip pain can be linked to an unwanted move, a lack of familial attachment or a fear of change...?  It is not entirely by chance that we might have knee, back or neck discomfort. Jean-Pierre Barral arrived at this remarkable conclusion after studying thousands of cases, whereby he established common links between emotions, behavior and joint pain. By being aware of this interdependence, you can help to resolve past and present tensions.

In this book each joint is reviewed in terms of its function and the problems that tend to affect it, including discussion of their causes and ramifications for our physical and mental equilibrium. It explains how to take care of your joints, physically, psychically and emotionally. If you look after your joints, your mind will follow. Similarly, by treating an emotional problem, you can improve joint health.

 

  £60

Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition)

Required Advanced Reading for VM1 Seminar

Jean - Pierre Barral DO.  214 pages.

This classic textbook, revised in 2006, explores the author's central premise of Visceral Manipulation. It's based on the relationship of structure and function among the body's internal organs, and how that relationship can affect and dictate overall health and well-being.

In this revised edition, all of the illustrations have been updated, photographs have been added, and the text revised to more closely follow Jean-Pierre Barral’s present approach to visceral manipulation. New techniques are introduced, and background information provided on such topics as the relationship of the different organs to the emotions.

 

  £60

Visceral Manipulation II (Revised Edition)

Required Advanced Reading for VM2


87 new colour illustrations & photographs

Jean-Pierre Barral DO.  216 Pages.

In this book, Jean-Pierre Barral further develops the concepts, techniques, and approaches first described in his pioneering work Visceral Manipulation. While that text focused on the fundamental anatomical and physiological background of this approach to treatment, along with the basic manipulative techniques, Visceral Manipulation II is centred around clinical signs, diagnostic methods, emotional connections, and more advanced techniques.

In this revised edition, all of the illustrations have been updated, photographs have been added, and the text revised to more closely follow Jean-Pierre Barral’s present approach to visceral manipulation. New techniques are introduced, and background information provided on such topics as the relationship of the different organs to the emotions.

 

£60

Urogenital Manipulation

Required Advanced Reading for VM3 and Women's Health classes.

 

Jean - Pierre Barral DO.  249 pages.


This book completes Jean-Pierre Barral's widely acclaimed four-volume exploration of the osteopathic implications of the dysfunctions of the internal viscera. The focus of this volume is on the pelvis, especially of women.

             

    

£38

The Thorax

Required Advance Reading for VM4

Jean-Pierre Barral DO.  174 pages

This third volume in Jean-Pierre Barral's series about Visceral Manipulation explores the osteopathic implications of the thoracic cage and its contents. Barral gives a brief overview of the origins of the thoracic restrictions followed by detailed illustrations of the applied anatomy of the thorax, including the osteoarticular, muscular, fascial, visceral, vascular and nervous systems. In addition, the book provides pathologies of the thorax, manual diagnoses and manipulative techniques.

  

£45

Manual Thermal Evaluation                 

Required Advance Reading for VM5

Jean-Pierre Barral DO. 128 pages

Manual Thermal Evaluation begins with a review of the scientific understanding of body heat, and the clinical significance of changes in surface temperature. The reader is then provided with the tools that are needed to transform one's hands into sensitive evaluative instruments. Each area of the body is surveyed, from the cranium, face and neck to the thorax, abdomen, pelvis and posterior visceral projections.

£42

Trauma; an Osteopathic Approach

Required Advanced Reading for NM1, NM2

Jean-Pierre Barral DO& Alain Croibier DO.  

182 pages


This book offers a penetrating view of some of the common sequelae of trauma. It includes techniques to evaluate the dural tube, cranial sutures, craniofascial membranous junction, mediastinum and spleen. It concludes with a description of manual techniques to treat some of the more resistant conditions.

£70

Manual Therapy for the Peripheral Nerves

Required Reading for NM2, NM3 and VVM1

Jean Pierre Barral DO & Alain Croibier DO
288 Pages

The new evaluation and therapy concept for the peripheral nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier is introduced for the first time in this book. Disorders of the plexus and nerves which cause dysfunctions are described in a practical and detailed way from anatomic, physiological and pathological points of view.

Examination and treatment techniques are described step by step and clarified with a multitude of photographs and illustrations. This book offers all osteopaths and other manual therapists the perfect guide to putting this new therapy concept into practice.

 

£70

Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves

Required Reading for NM4

Jean Pierre Barral DO & Alain Croibier DO
320 Pages

Entirely new, original and abundantly illustrated, this book is an essential guide to the cranial nerves for manual therapists. 

  • Incorporates new techniques that have an effect on the most precious part of the cranium, the brain. 
  • Teaches you how to manipulate this delicate neural system safely.  
  • Has over 100 full colour line illustrations showing the anatomy underlying the techniques, while accompanying full colour photographs demonstrate the techniques themselves. 
  • Will make you aware of the brain as the primary target of your action as practitioner.

The central focus of the book is on the practical application of cranial nerve manipulation.  Thanks to the wealth of illustrations it is also an excellent guide with which to visualize the cranial nerves and to understand their many functions. 

£70

Visceral Vascular Manipulations  

Required Reading for Viscerovascular classes

Jean Pierre Barral DO & Alain Croibier DO, 294 pages

 

This work demonstrates a novel approach to visceral osteopathy. Basing their ideas on anatomy and physiology, Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier propose manipulation of the arteries to treat the intestines and other internal organs by increasing their blood flow. The arteries, elastic and muscular in structure, and the innumerable nerve filaments which surround them, react ideally to manual treatment. To be effective, however, these manipulations must be specific and precise.

 

Thanks to the authors’ long experience as therapists, their mastery of osteopathic techniques and the aid of ultrasound technology, they have devised innovative techniques to improve the visceral vascular circulation. In this book the authors show the various sites of the principle pulses of the body and summarize the physiology of the circulation of the blood. The main organs and their physiology are addressed and include the heart, pancreas, small intestine, colon and other abdominal structures as well as the regions of the neck, skull and pelvic cavity.

 

Rich in detailed, high quality illustrations, this book serves as both an anatomical reference and a guide to carrying out visceral vascular manipulations in the most effective way possible.

£75

 

New Manual Articular Approach; Upper Extremity Text for New Manual Articular Upper Extremity Class

 

Jean Pierre Barral DO & Alain Croibier DO, 262 pages

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.

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£80

New Manual Articular Approach; Upper Extremity Text for New Manual Articular Upper Extremity Class

 

Jean Pierre Barral DO & Alain Croibier DO, 262 pages
 

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.

This comprehensive book offers innovative and original techniques for acute and chronic conditions of the lower limb. It is richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. The book presents novel techniques that are simple, precise, and not at all forceful.


 

£20 

Manual Therapy for the Prostate

Jean Pierre Barral DO
112 Pages

Sooner or later, nearly all men have prostate problems. The urinary, genital and psycho-emotional consequences are inconducive to a good quality of life. 

Thanks to these simple, effective and non-iatrogenic techniques, precise manual therapy can help to resolve the effects of prostate problems.

 

This book is the fruit of everyday clinical experience. Based on anatomy and physiology, Manual Therapy for the Prostate provides a simple response to a complex pathology. This book is one of the keys to bringing them some relief.

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£38

Visceral Connective Tissue Support System Pocket Book

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 62 pages

"This Pocket Book emphasizes specific details to give a clear understanding of the organ attachments and the potential for functional change (structural integrity, support, absorption of pressure, and protection). The material presented here will help you identify the local fixation, how to connect with it, and how it may affect another section of the body. I encourage each of you to add this unique approach to visceral anatomy to your continual quest for anatomical knowledge and understanding." ~ Gail Wetzler, Director of Curriculum, Barral Institute

• This Pocket Book is a 'must have' for the Visceral Manipulation Therapist.
• Enhance your anatomical knowledge and understanding, and enhance your skill level.
• Spiral binding at the top of the Pocket Book makes it easy to view the text and related illustration on the facing page.
• Great tool to explain Visceral Manipulation to your clients.
• 21.5 cm long x 14cm tall (fits in a large pocket!!)

£48

From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis

Alain Croibier DO, 384 Pages

From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis presents a comprehensive guide to osteopathic evaluation and diagnosis before hands-on treatment. Based on Croibier's everyday clinical experience, the book provides an extensive educational framework for the examination of patients in order to determine what the course of treatment should be. As Croibier explains, "an accurate diagnosis is the surest way to devise a truly individualized treatment plan and thereby achieve the best possible results."

Written for manual hands-on therapy students and practitioners, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the osteopathic diagnosis process which aims to identify an abnormality and to discover factors which may be causing the dysfunction. Drawing a comparison between diagnosis in classical medicine and osteopathy, Croibier explains that the osteopath focuses on restoring the conditions of good health rather than simply addressing the consequences of disease.

Enhanced with full-colour instructional photos and illustrations, the book describes the manual hands-on assessments and general evaluations that lead to a diagnosis. Manual assessments include objective observation, diagnostic touch--palpation of the affected areas of the body, visualization, and "listening" (a hand placed on a specific part of the body to gather information about tissue functionality). The manual therapist also performs a patient intake and interview; general evaluation that analyzes the patient's symptoms and general state; examination of posture and equilibrium; and observation of individual characteristics, such as constitution, temperament, and body type.

£85

Manual Lymphatic Techniques for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist

David Doubblestein, PT, MS, LLCC, CLT, Cert MDT, 192 Pages

This book is the first compendium to manual lymphatic techniques for the orthopedic population.

It addresses the application of various lymphatic techniques to many orthopedic ailments and sports injuries such as bursitis, tendonitis, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, as well as post operative knees and shoulders by applying various lymphatic techniques.

It introduces the practitioner to the importance manual lymphatic techniques have for stimulating the lymphatic system. This stimulation restores bodily functions by decreasing edema and pain.

The author takes the practitioner through basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, and progresses into more in-depth studies of this amazing biological system. The book culminates with treatment suggestions that can be implemented into an established practice and experienced manual therapist protocols. Practitioners will gain a new perspective of manual therapy for their orthopedic patient population.

Manual Lymphatic Techniques for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist is designed for the manual therapist with moderate knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and orthopedic pathophysiology. This book provides:

•  Overview of basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.
•  Overview of regional lymphatics related to the periosteum, synovial joints, muscle, tendon, and nerves.
•  Overview of manual techniques applied to the lymphatic system that can be applied for most common orthopedic ailments and sports injuries, such as low back pain, adhesive capsulitis, knee arthroplasty, etc.
•  In depth investigation of the applications of manual lymphatic techniques for edema and orthopedics.
•  Overview of auxiliary modalities to enhance treatment outcomes.
•  Special sections called clinical implications and tables that provide the practitioner with valuable information that will stimulate conceptual thoughts and help formulate treatment ideas.
•  Case studies that provide a conceptual model for integrating manual lymphatic techniques into existing protocols or practice standards of the manual therapist.
•  Vivid illustrations and photographs that engage the scholar and enhance their understanding.
 

£45

A Minature Universe, Matter, Motion and Mind DVD

Bruno Chikly MD, DO

Discover the inner life of life through dozens of unique video clips of living cells in full color and motion. This DVD takes a deeper look at the motion and beauty of life as made possible by the technological advancements of the real-time microscope (RTM3) developed by Richardson Technologies, Inc.

 

£65

Human Lymphatic System Dissection 2 DVDs with Test

Bruno Chikly MD, DO, 94 Minutes

In this two-DVD set, Dr. Bruno Chikly removes the barrier to seeing the lymphatic system. By injecting dye into the lymphatic system of a fresh cadaver, Dr. Chikly traces the flow of lymph throughout the body. In doing so he provides students and practitioners a precise view of this elusive system - from its vastness to the exact locations of major lymph nodes and vessels.

SPECIAL OFFER £15 (was £25)

Lymph Circulation of the Body Wall Chart

Bruno Chikly MD, DO

This beautiful wall-sized poster highlights the epifascial lymph circulation of the body in lateral and anterior view, including the lymph nodes of the upper body and the deep lymph circulation. Ideal for review as well as client education. (19" x 25" Laminated)

 

SPECIAL OFFER £15 (was £25)

Lymph Circulation of the Neck, Face and Cranium Wall Chart

Bruno Chikly MD.

This lovely wall-sized poster highlights the lymph nodes of the neck, face and cranium, as well as the epifascial lymph circulation of the face in lateral and anterior view. Ideal for review as well as client education. (19"x 25" Laminated)

 

 

£11

The Second Brain

Michael Gershon MD.  336 pages

Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, oesophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains -- the one in our head and the one in our bowel -- must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head -- everything from "butterflies" to cramps, from diarrhoea to constipation.

Dr. Gershon's work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome. The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or "it's all in your head."

£20

The Female Pelvis; Anatomy and Exercises

Blandine Calais-Germain. 159 pages.

The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of the pelvis, & how it responds to pregnancy & childbirth. This is followed by a series of specific exercises, initially for self-discovery, & then to increase the flexibility, strength, & coordination of the pelvic functions.

£19

Anatomy of Breathing

Blandine Calais-Germain, 232 Pages

Everyone breathes, yet few of us understand how to consciously control breathing to improve our well-being and the quality of many daily activities. Anatomy of Breathing is a clear and helpful guide to both the theory and practice of breathing in its many variations.

Hundreds of expert drawings along with easy-to-understand text help you explore just how breathing works. Once you’re acquainted with the principal organs, structures, and forces that affect breathing, you will learn how to control them to enhance the quality and variety of breathing in your own life. Along the way, you will also correct many common misconceptions about breathing.

Anatomy of Breathing is filled with helpful practice pages. Here you will learn simple exercises to prepare your body for the benefits of different types of breathing. You will then be shown, step by step, how to practice some of the most common and useful breathing techniques on your own.

Anatomy of Breathing is a unique and wonderful resource for anyone who wishes to understand the science and art of breathing, and how to make their own breathing better and more life-enhancing.

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£22

Anatomy of Movement

Blandine Calais-Germain, 312 Pages

Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author guides the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in dance, exercise, and other physical disciplines. In this newly-revised edition, a majority of the thousand-plus illustrations are new or have been modified by the author from the original edition. The text has also been updated, and the sequencing of the presentation of the musculoskeletal anatomy has been revised in part.

£39

The Fasciae; Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment

Serge Paoletti.  314 Pages

The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment is the first book to organize the wealth of available information concerning fascial tissues from the fields of embryology, anatomy, histology, and pathology. It describes the roles and mechanisms of the fasciae, and details appropriate testing and treatment techniques. The book is richly illustrated with colour and black and white drawings throughout.

Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System

£43

 

Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System

Prof. Carla Stecco, 384 pages

Principally based on dissections of hundreds of un-embalmed human cadavers over the past decade, Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System presents a new vision of the human fascial system using anatomical and histological photographs along with microscopic analysis and biomechanical evaluation.

Prof. Carla Stecco - orthopaedic surgeon and professor of anatomy and sport activities - brings together the research of a multi-specialist team of researchers and clinicians consisting of anatomists, biomechanical engineers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and plastic surgeons. In this Atlas Prof. Stecco presents for the first time a global view of fasciae and the actual connections that describe the myofascial kinetic chains. These descriptions help to explain how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input. Prof. Stecco also highlights the continuity of the fascial planes, explaining the function of the fasciae and their connection between muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This understanding will help guide the practitioner in selecting the proper technique for a specific fascial problem with a view to enhancing manual therapy methods.

£58

Architecture of Human Living Fascia

Jean-Claude Guimberteau & Colin Armstrong, 232 pages & DVD & online code.

This beautifully illustrated book and DVD provide an introduction to Dr Guimberteau's groundbreaking work. He is the first person to publish video "movies" showing the structure of the fascia and how the fascia responds to. Based on what can be seen he has developed his own concept of the multifibrillar structural organisation of the body, wherein the "microvacuole" is the basic functional unit. His films confirm the continuity of fibres throughout the body thereby seeming to confirm the tensegrity theory, which provides the basis of many manual therapy and bodywork teachings.  The book and accompanying DVD provide, for the first time, an explanatory introduction and explanation of these theories and link them to the visual evidence shown in the video on the DVD.  Guimberteau's material confirms what manual therapists already believed but didn't fully understand. He has provided an explanation of how fascial layers slide over each other and how adjacent structures can move independently in different directions and at different speeds while maintaining the stability of the surrounding tissues.

£46

Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy  Required reading for VM1

Frank Netter, MD, 640 Pages

Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is the most loved and best selling anatomy atlas in the English language. In over 540 beautifully colored and easily understood illustrations, it teaches the complete human body with unsurpassed clarity and accuracy. This new edition features 45 revised, 290 relabeled and 17 wholly new plates, drawn fully in the tradition of Frank Netter, and includes more imaging and clinical images than ever before.

Six Consulting Editors have worked together to ensure the new edition's accuracy and usefulness in the lecture theatre, classroom and dissection lab. Ninety plates from the book as well as a powerful and varied bank of ancillary material, unique to this atlas, are available online through www.netteranatomy.com.

£26

Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards: with Online Student Consult Access

John T Hansen, 674 Cards

Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards are the most convenient and portable way to review anatomy on the fly. This 4th Edition contains full-color illustrations from Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition paired with concise text identifying those structures and reviewing relevant anatomical information and clinical correlations. Online access at studentconsult lets you review anatomy from any computer, plus additional "bonus" cards and over 300 multiple-choice questions.

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£15

Netter's Anatomy Colouring Book

John T Hansen, 400 pages

Learn and master anatomy with ease, while having fun. You can trace arteries, veins, and nerves through their courses and bifurcations...reinforce your understanding of muscle origins and insertions from multiple views and dissection layers...and develop a better understanding of the integration of individual organs in the workings of each body system throughout the human form.

In addition this book has text opposite the pictures so that you can learn about the structures you are colouring in.  In that way this colouring book is superior to many others on the market.

£38

Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience: with Student Consult Online Access, 2nd Edition

David L Felten MD PhD,Anil N. Shetty PhD, 438 pages

Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience,  is an atlas and textbook that combines nearly 400 illustrations and radiologic images highlighting key neuroanatomical concepts and clinical correlations with updated information that reflects our current understanding of the nervous system including many regions and systems of the brain, spinal cord, and periphery.  It offers user-friendly coverage in three parts-an overview of the nervous system, regional neuroscience, and systemic neuroscience-that enable you to review complex neural structures and systems from different contexts. Online access to Student Consult-where you'll find the complete fully searchable contents of the book...videos of imaging sequences...links to relevant content in other Student Consult titles...and more-further enhances your study 

The single best source of illustrations of the nervous system, with comprehensive up-to-date information in a succinct and useful format, reflecting current understanding of the nervous system.
 

£40

Netter's Atlas of Human Embryology, Updated Edition

Larry R Cochard, 288 pages

Here's a rich pictorial review of normal and abnormal human prenatal development. For each body system or region, you'll find a brief description of the developmental plan, with key concepts and terminology, followed by discussions of histological principles, the classification of congenital defects, and basic cellular, molecular, and genetic concepts. An emphasis on morphological patterns in the embryo and foetus makes it easy to understand the structure and function of the adult body and the embryonic basis of birth defects.

£25

Instant Anatomy, 4th Edition

Robert H Whitaker & Neil R. Borley, 256 pages

Instant Anatomy uses a unique structure to provide core information in an easily accessible ‘dip–in’ format. It neatly catalogues anatomy and anatomical relationships in a schematic, dictionary–style manner to aid rapid understanding and retrieval of anatomical facts and data. Now fully updated, this fourth edition of Instant Anatomy is precise, concise and easy to navigate, enabling quick look–up and reference points for students, junior doctors and practising clinicians. It covers all the major aspects of anatomy with a consistent, logical approach that pulls together information that would otherwise be spread between sections of a large textbook. Featuring clear illustrations and an expanded surface anatomy section, it presents complex information in a clear and understandable way

£90

Naturopathic Approach To Visceral Manipulation
 
Ron Mariotti ND.

This book combines detailed anatomy, physiology, causes and characteristics for disease, specific signs and symptoms for each organ, visceral evaluation procedures, specific details to all techniques as taught within the Barral visceral curriculum --- as well as, homeopathic, botanical, nutritional and physical medicine suggestions.

 

This book is based on 20 years of class notes, individual training with Jean Pierre Barral and Ron Mariotti’s Doctorate in Naturopathy.  It can be used as an up-to-date comprehensive guide for an integrative approach to visceral dysfunctions.

   £42

Visceral and Obstetric Osteopathy

Caroline A Stone, 364 pages

This title covers the osteopathic approach to patient management for pregnant women (pre and post partum), and for patients presenting with a variety of visceral conditions such as asthma, chronic breathing problems, various gastro-intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, other conditions such as post operative scarring and pain, and many others. It also addresses the improvement of management of general musculo-skeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain and so on, by incorporating visceral and fascial perspectives into those examinations and treatment protocols.

Current clinical knowledge, and ethical and medical constraints are discussed throughout. Supported by clear illustrations and clinical case studies this books makes an excellent resource for all practitioners and students of osteopathy.

  

£38

Treating Visceral Dysfunction

G. Finet, D.O. and C. Williame, D.O, 170 pages

This book presents a well-defined and simple-to-apply osteopathic approach to the treatment of the abdominal organs. Developed by two Belgian osteopaths, this approach is based on detailed research done to define the dynamics of the abdominal viscera as they shift in response to the diaphragm's motion. It includes application to the common clinical condition of GERD.
 

 

 What is Visceral Manipulation Leaflets 100 pack

£10 for 100 (Out of Stock Currently)

What is Visceral Manipulation? 

UK Leaflet

Pack of 100 A4 folded into three double-sided leaflets

This leaflet is designed to be displayed in your clinic or given out to patients to help increase awareness of what Visceral Manipulation is and its uses.  It has a space on the back for your own clinic stamp.  They are printed in glossy full colour with pictures.  If you would like to see a sample please do contact us.

£10

Full Body Presence

Required Reading for Healing from the Core Classes

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana CMT, CST-D,  216 pages with dowloadable audio file.

Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body's Wisdom provides the necessary "how to" skills for you to become a steady container in which your own, and other people's healing processes can unfold. Knowing how to develop a strong, reliable therapeutic presence is a vital skill for those of us in care giving roles or in a health care practice.

The book includes information about how to download three new guided explorations for self-healing and developing full body presence-you'll learn everything from how to take a baseline measure of where you are in any given moment; to how to fill and nourish yourself in a healthy manner; all the way to how to meet and disarm your own internal resistance to being fully present-so you can feel your freedom and fluidity to manifest more of what you want in your world.

£68

Healing from the Core: A Journey Home to Ourselves 10 Session Set 7CDs

Scurlock-Durana CMT, CST-D, 6.5 Hours 7 CD Set.

The Healing From the Core: A Journey Home to Ourselves audio series teaches listeners how to refresh themselves and avoid burnout. Topics covered in the 10 sessions on 7 CDs include how to develop a strong therapeutic presence, how to be grounded, how to have healthy boundaries that enable you to feel more deeply connected to those around you without burning out; how to read and understand your own unique energy field, how to rejuvenate under stress, and how to bring more joy and nourishing energy into your daily life.

Although each person's healing journey is individual and unique, the basic, underlying principles in each journey are the same. In this series, the principles are explored conceptually, then physically and emotionally as you use them to deepen your awareness of your unique energy flow. You will learn how to develop it through intention, felt sensation, expanding and reframing awareness, breath, sound, movement, eating in a nurturing, nourishing way, and connecting with the elements of nature.

Visceral Manipulation DVD

  £45

Visceral Manipulation DVD

Jean-Pierre Barral DO.  140 minutes

*Please note this is only available in NTSC format so does not work in colour on many European DVD players but does work on most computers*

In this DVD, pioneering osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral demonstrates and discusses many of the diagnostic and treatment techniques that he and his colleagues developed in their system of visceral manipulation. Also presented are original gross anatomical dissections prepared specifically by the author for this video format, together with graphical representations.

£80

New Manual Articular Approach: The Shoulder DVD

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 90 minutes

This DVD about the treatment of the shoulder introduces a new modality of working with joints developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO in cooperation with Alain Croibier, DO. More than 40 years of clinical practice have led to this innovative approach, which includes all the different components of a joint:
•  muscles
•  ligaments
•  capsule & labrum
•  synovial fluid inside the capsule
•  arteries & veins
•  nerves

This breakthrough approach uses the presence of mechanoreceptors to work with the connection between the joint and the brain. As Jean-Pierre Barral states in his introduction to this DVD, “Speak to the brain through the joints.”

This 90-minute DVD includes anatomy, physiology, theory and treatment in a very clear and concise manner to make it user friendly for all manual therapists. The anatomy for each technique is cross-referenced with pages from Thieme and Netter anatomy books for ease of learning.

This professionally produced HD-DVD is the first of a series, documenting the "New Manual Articular Approach" in excellent quality. The techniques were filmed with two cameras to show exact hand placement and movements.
 

£60

New Manual Articular Approach: The Elbow, Wrist and Hand DVD

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 70 minutes

It is not only the dysfunctional tension around the joint, that we have to find and treat, it is also the pressure inside the joint capsule, that we have to observe. Barral is aiming for a process of restoring the negative pressure inside the capsule, to distribute the synovial fluid evenly and thereby „save“ the cartilage. This is based on the observation, that the pressure difference between the inside of the joint capsule and its surrounding tissues ismaintained or – in case of dysfunction – disturbed by strain, present in all sort of tissues. Strain can be found not only within muscles and their fascia, strain is present in membranes, ligaments, the capsule itself and even in certain layers of fat tissues. In this DVD Barral shows, how to make the choice for efficient treatment for elbow and wrist problems, by distinguishing amongst the large variety of anatomical units and tissues involved.

For treating epicondylitis at the elbow, the DVD shows a clear distinction between the „tennis elbow“ and the „golf elbow”. Both dysfunctions require a distinct treatment strategy, because both can be related to different nerves, involved in the irritation of the elbow.

£60

New Manual Articular Approach: The Cervical Spine DVD

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 64 minutes

This DVD about the manual treatment of the cervical spine continues the project that Jean-Pierre Barral has started in teamwork with Alain
Croibier with the DVD about the treatment of the shoulder and the DVD about the treatment of the elbow, wrist and hand.

The intention of this new approach is to add a new dimension and a series of new techniques to the many manual approaches that already exist.

The approach that Barral and Croibier have chosen is best characterised by a sort of comprehensiveness that includes all components of the living organism. In this sense the DVD shows the detailed anatomical explanation and treatment demonstration of:
•  the skin and dorsal nerves
•  the various muscles within the suboccipital area
•  the suboccipital nerve
•  the brachial plexus
•  the cervical foramina (related to disc herniation)
•  the cervical dura mater
•  the venous plexus surrounding the brachial plexus

£35

New Manual Articular Approach: The Thoracic Spine DVD

 

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 36 minutes

This DVD about the manual treatment of the vertebral spine focuses on the dorsal spine. The techniques shown by Jean-Pierre Barral are based
on the cooperation with Alain Croibier. From the surface of the organism, the skin, to its very deep intrinsic components, the nerve plexuses, all the components of the human body are included in
evaluation and treatment.

The DVD shows a full spectrum of manual diagnostics and treatment of:

•  the dorsal spine and the costovetebral joint
•  the various ligaments related to the heads of the ribs
•  the costotransverse and superior costotransverse ligament
•  the posterior angle of the ribs and the levator costarum muscles
•  the lateral angle of the ribs, internal and external intercostal muscles
•  the costal arch
•  the chondrocostal joint , the chondrosternal joint and the sternosternal joint
•  the brachial plexus related to the clavicle

£60

New Manual Articular Approach: The Lumbar Spine and Pelvis DVD

Jean Pierre Barral DO, 58 minutes

This DVD about the manual treatment of the vertebral spine focuses on the lumbar spine and the pelvis. The techniques shown by Jean-Pierre
Barral are based on the teamwork with Alain Croibier. The underlying philosophy may be best characterized by Barral’s advice to respect the
integrity of the individual organism and to include all the components of the body into a quite detailed mode of evaluation and treatment. The DVD shows a full spectrum of the lumbar spine and the pelvis by demonstrating innovative interventions for:
•  the skin and the dorsal nerves
•  the facet joints and intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine
•  the dorsal (posterior) lumbar ligament
•  the disc’s viscoelasticity
•  the intertransversal ligaments
•  the various ligaments within the lumbar spine and the pelvis
•  the lateral ligaments of the sacrococcygeal area
•  the first coccygeal nerve
•  the lumbar, renal, hemiazygos and azygos vein via the left kidney
•  the posturo-emotional connections

Hip DVD

£60

New Manual Articular Approach - The Hip DVD

Jean-Pierre Barral, 62 minutes

This DVD focuses on the new approach to the treatment of the hip joint that Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier have developed over the last years. Every single technique is introduced with the help of anatomical drawings that Barral himself created especially for this purpose. They allow us to gain an exceptional insight into the anatomical relationships that are of importance during the distinct steps of each treatment.
There are 4 chapters in this DVD:

  • The first chapter is dedicated to the abductor muscles, active stabilisers of the hip joint. Also, essential parts of the fasciae, like the fascia lata, are given attention here.

  • The second chapter addresses those active stabilisers that serve rotation and adduction. Barral dedicates in this chapter special attention to the piriformis muscle and the sacral plexus.

  • The third chapter concerns active as well as passive hip stabilisers. Additionally, in the theoretical as well as the practical part of this chapter the relevant ligamentous structures are addressed.

  • In the fourth chapter Barral guides us through a number of innovative techniques that are relevant to the treatment of nerves and vessels.

All parts of this DVD have been video recorded in HD quality by a professional camera team. During shooting and cutting this one aspect was of paramount importance: the quality and the sequence of the images should facilitate mastering the different techniques shown.

£60

New Manual Articular Approach - The Knee: A "Neurological Joint" DVD

Jean-Pierre Barral, 65 minutes

In this DVD Jean-Pierre Barral demonstrates his new techniques for the treatment of the knee. The underlying concept has been developed over the last years in collaboration with Alain Croibier.

Barral calls the knee a "neurological joint". He alludes here to the complex relationships that exist between the knee and the nervous system. The example of the knee demonstrates very clearly how the different building blocks of the organism are neurologically wired to the "executive floor“, i.e. the brain.

The application is from prevention of sports injuries to the treatment of chronic and acute dysfunctions. The manifold problems around the theme meniscus get special attention.

In four chapters Barral succeeds in giving a practical, anatomy-based introduction into the various facets of this particularly problematic joint, the knee.

  • The first chapter looks at its active and passive stabilizers. The practical treatment demonstrations circle around the interaction between muscles and ligaments.
  • The second chapter is dedicated to active and passive stabilizers. From the combination of techniques demonstrated in the first and second chapters emerges a three dimensional way of entrance to the knee joint.
  • The third chapter regards specifically the ligaments that play a role for the menisci.
  • In the three parts of the fourth chapter Barral demonstrates the treatment of the neurovascular system: innovative techniques are shown here to treat the nerves, arteries and veins which are the backdrop of important knee dysfunctions.

 

£55

New Manual Articular Approach - The Lower Leg and Foot DVD
 

Jean-Pierre Barral, 55 minutes

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 regard this "architectural fine structure".  In three comprehensive chapters 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.

 

£55

Advanced Visceral Manipulation - Abdomen 1 DVD
 

Jean-Pierre Barral, 82 minutes

 

Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F) that assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

This DVD shows detailed anatomical explanations and 13 Visceral Manipulation treatment demonstrations for working with the following organs:

  • the liver
  • the gallbladder
  • the stomach
  • the duodenum
  • the pancreas
  • the spleen

 

£80

Advanced Visceral Manipulation - Abdomen 2 DVD
 

Jean-Pierre Barral, 109 minutes

 

Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F) that assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

This DVD shows detailed anatomical explanations and 13 Visceral Manipulation treatment demonstrations for working with the following organs:

  • the small intestine
  • the large intestine
  • the sigmoid
  • the kidneys
  • the bladder

 

£50

Advanced Visceral Manipulation - Thorax DVD
 

Jean-Pierre Barral, 76 minutes

 

Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F) that assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

This DVD shows detailed anatomical explanations and 13 Visceral Manipulation treatment demonstrations for working with the following organs in relation to the thorax:

  • the heart
  • the lungs
  • the bronchi

£39

Integral Anatomy Series, Volume 1, Skin and Superficial Fascia DVD

Gil Hedley PhD, 100 Minutes

In what may be the most visually surprising and important sequences in the series, skin and superficial fascia are demonstrated as whole body layers in their superficial and deep projections. The layers are dissected on camera and presented in detail in their variations and in their implications for overall health. The visuals include a stunning off-body example from the male, and the entire superficial fascia of the female form is demonstrated off body as a singular layer and discussed in its wide ranging importance.

This disk represents an important contribution to our understanding of these two most external layers of the human form. Only through a thorough familiarity with and understanding of these two layers can that which lay beneath them be truly comprehended. Anyone who wants to access the layers of deep fascia, muscle, viscera and bone must feel through these outer layers knowingly. The material found on this disk is unique, cannot be found in books, and represents a leap beyond established regional perspectives.

£39

Muscle Attitudes DVD

J.C. Guimberteau, MD, 25 Minutes

In this film, J.C. Guimberteau, a surgeon and scientist, and J.P. Delage, a scientist,
show that the muscle is a contractile structure fully inserted into the network of the multi-fibrillar system already described as being beneath and within the skin, and not separate from it. From the anatomical point of view, they believe that there is no break in continuity, and that all tissue sheaths around or in the muscle - epimysium, perimysium or endomysium - are in fact, one unique framing tissue in continuity with sliding tissues within which the organs are embedded. In actuality the muscular cells are set inside this microfibrillar, dispersed-patterned architecture.

£39

Strolling Under the Skin DVD

J.C. Guimberteau, MD, 25 Minutes

This video contains some of the most fascinating images of living fascia ever developed. Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau is a plastic and hand surgeon who has been researching the body's 'sliding system' that allows fascial planes to move on each other. The beauty and excitement of this film is that it is living fascia in a living person, and so beautifully filmed that no one can see this video unmoved. The sheer poetry of the images is enough, but you also learn how the collagen, ground substance, water and fat work together
to make the 'sliding system' -- the body's interconnected system of loose connective tissue.

£39

Skin Excursion DVD

J.C. Guimberteau, MD, 25 Minutes

The Skin Excursion extends Dr. J.C. Guimberteau's exploration of living fascia to the skin and the layers immediately beneath the skin. The skin, the boundary of this optimally efficient world, has not really been studied in its
morphodynamic aspect and in its continuity with the rest of the body. The aim of this film is to show the existence of mobility and mechanism, and the architectural organization of the epidermis, dermis and hypoderm in complete
continuity with the inner architecture.


 

£39

Interior Architectures

J.C. Guimberteau, MD, 28 Minutes

This 28-minutes video from Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau, a plastic and hand surgeon, shows you the most fascinating images of living fascia. The beautiful and magnificent images is sufficient, but you also learn how the collagen, ground substance water and fat work together to make the 'sliding system' - the body's interconnected system of loose connective tissue.
 

£8

Anatomy Quick Study Chart

The most comprehensive all-in-one anatomy chart, including skeletal, circulatory, nervous, muscular, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, and senses. It contains 800+ anatomical identifications covering all major systems. Use it to your advantage in class, during homework, and as a memory refresher while preparing for exams. This powerful study tool can be quickly and repeatedly referred to during and well beyond your college years. (8 1/2" x 11" Laminated)

 

         

  £25

Understanding Your Organs Poster

This full-colour poster highlights a complete spectrum of information about the internal organs as only Jean-Pierre Barral can, including the physical, nutritional and physiological care of each one.

51cm x 68cm (20" x 26.5"), laminated

 

    

£25

Cranial Nerves Poster

 

This beautiful wall-sized chart designed by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O. and Alain Croibier, D.O. allows you to see the cranial nerves in vivid detail. The full-colour illustration highlights the nerves, their exit points through the cranium and vertebrae, as well as some of the key muscles they perforate. The large format is ideal for office display and has proven especially helpful for educating clients. Laminated for durability; grommets in corners for ease of hanging.

 

51cm x 66cm (20” x 26") laminated

 

    Torso Model with 23 parts half life sized

     £65

Mini Unisex Torso Model, 23 parts

This well made half life sized model divides into 23 parts.  It is 45cm tall. 

 Divides into torso, female breast plate, head, eyeball, brain, vertebra, lung (2 parts), heart (2 parts), liver, kidney, stomach (2 parts), intestines (4 parts), male genitalia (2 parts), female genitalia with foetus (3 parts). Made of PVC plastic. Mounted on plastic base.


Pelvis with internal organs model   £35        

Pelvis Model with Organs

This model unusually shows not only the bone structure of the pelvis, but also the musculature and internal organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and rectum) of the female pelvis.  A good quality economic model for use with patients or as a learning tool.  Life sized.  Comes on its own removable stand.

Skeleton with blood vessels and nerves model      £55        

Mini Skeleton (half life sized - 85cm tall) vascular and nerves.
 
A high quality version of a medium skeleton with inflexible spine. It features the position, course and distribution of main arteries and peripheral nerves of the human body and removable 3-piece skull containing a model brain and extremities. This highly accurate version contains 200 bones of an adult human which limbs can be flexed into any natural position and fully articulated (except for the hands and feet). A good desktop model. metal stand included.

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£35

Mini Skeleton (half life sized - 85cm tall)  
 
A high quality version of a medium skeleton with inflexible spine. It features the spinal column and removable 3-piece skull and extremities. This highly accurate version contains 200 bones of an adult human which limbs can be flexed into any natural position and fully articulated (except for the hands and feet). A good desktop model. Stand included.

Stainless Steel Barral UK Water Bottle Red

£10

Barral Institute United Kingdom Stainless Steel Water Bottle in Red
 
710ml Stainless Steel Sports Bottle manufactured from high quality stainless steel has a spill resistant design.  It comes with a screw on lid to help avoid spillages and a carabiner clip to allow you to attach to your bag for easy transportation. A practical, handy design with a generous volume capacity to allow you to carry more drink on the move. 

Has Barral Institute UK logo with the works "Bringing Visceral Manipulation to You" printed under it in white.

 

Stainless Steel Barral UK Water Bottle Blue

£10

Barral Institute United Kingdom Stainless Steel Water Bottle in Blue
 
710ml Stainless Steel Sports Bottle manufactured from high quality stainless steel has a spill resistant design.  It comes with a screw on lid to help avoid spillages and a carabiner clip to allow you to attach to your bag for easy transportation. A practical, handy design with a generous volume capacity to allow you to carry more drink on the move. 

Has Barral Institute UK logo with the works "Bringing Visceral Manipulation to You" printed under it in white.

 

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