Jean-Pierre Barral

Jean-Pierre Barral is an Osteopath and Registered Physical Therapist who serves as Director (and Faculty) of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulation at the University of Paris School of Medicine in Paris, France. He earned his diploma in Osteopathic Medicine in 1974 from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, England, and went on to teach spinal biomechanics at the institution from 1975-1982.

He developed the modality of Visceral Manipulation based on his innovative theory that each internal organ rotates on a physiological axis. In collaboration with Alain Croibier, D.O. Jean-Pierre Barral has also developed the modalities of Neural Manipulation and Global Joint Treatment based on their on-going clinical research.

Barral holds the title of Curriculum Developer for the Barral Institute. Barral took the modalities and developed them into various manual therapy courses, which he taught since 1985.

Barral has trained and certified a team of International Teachers who also instruct these courses around the world.

From 1999-2015 he maintained a private practice in Grenoble, France. Also since 1999 he has served as Chairman of Department of Visceral Manipulation on the Faculty of Medicine Osteopathy, Grenoble, France; the Chairman of Department of Visceral Manipulation on Faculty of Medicine Paris du Nord; and Academic Director of International College of Osteopathy, St. Etienne, France.

Chemin de la Cubelle
Le Cailar, 30740

tel. Practice closed to new patients (day)

Articles & Books Written
Visceral Manipulation
Visceral Manipulation II
The Thorax
Urogenital Manipulation
Manual Thermal Evaluation
An Osteopathic Approach to Trauma: Focus on Whiplash
Manual Therapy for the Peripheral Nerves
Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves
Understanding the Messages of your Joints
Manual Therapy for the Prostate
Visceral Vascular Manipulation
New Manual Articular Approach; Upper Extremity
New Manual Articular Approach; Lower Extremity
Understanding the Messages of Your Body

Professional Associations / Memberships
Member of the Registre des Ostepathes de France