Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT

I have just read the interview to Jean Pierre Barral in the BOA magazine Osteopathy Today. Barral graduated from the ESO in 1974 and since then he has practiced for 42 years in France. He sticks to the principles of anatomy keeping himself up to date studying the subject every week. He believes that the body is a self healing mechanism and that the osteopath should respect the concept of mobility. Therefore the osteopath shouldn’t refer to himself as cranial, structural o visceral because every part of the body is important. He also makes a reference to being humble as a practitioner, something that I have seen in Mervyn Waldman and Renzo Molinari. Respect towards the body and the patient is the key.

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