The nervous system is one of the communication highways throughout the body. Neural Manipulation developed by French Osteopaths, Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier, examines mechanical relationships between the hard frame of the cranium and spine to the neural elements and dura to enhance proper functioning of the nervous system. Neural Manipulation provides a treatment approach to address the neural and dural restrictions that often are not in the spotlight when musculoskeletal symptoms are present. Neural Manipulation, however, is designed to release the local nerve restrictions while simultaneously examining the effects these local fixations may have on the the body as a whole. In turn, this integrative treatment allows for a more global resolve rather than treating symptoms alone.
Proper function in the body requires movement, the same goes for the nerve. Pathologies can arise from neural restrictions. Neural Manipulation techniques are in place to improve nerve conductivity and intraneural blood supply for local and systemic responsiveness.