New Manual Articular Approach – Spine & Pelvis – MASP

CPD/CPE: 18hrs

Full Fee - $1400inc GST. The Saver Price of $1200 is available till the 13th Sept 2022.

Course Description

New Manual Articular Approach (formerly Global Joint Treatment) is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of joints.

“Articular” refers to the joints of the body, which are critical points of interconnectivity between all other structures within the body. Joints receive and emit messages with other parts of the body, and are also connected to our emotions. New Manual Articular Approach is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of joints. It integrates all aspects of the joint including the nerve, artery, bone, capsule, and ligaments, as well as visceral and emotional connections.

MAA delves into the joints like never before. It examines the nerves of each joint, along with the arteries, meniscus, ligaments, capsule attachments and folds. It incorporates soft tissue mobilization of the associated bones, while looking at direct and indirect relationships between the bones of the body. The relationship between the viscera and the joints is not widely understood. MAA shows how interconnected they are and that without addressing this visceral connection many joint issues may not fully resolve. The application of the gentle MAA techniques improves the body’s ability to heal and restore itself to optimal health.

A joint is so much more complex than a place where bones come together. It is comprised of multiple components – including bone, cartilage, muscles, tendons, nerves, and fluid – that when functioning properly, allow the joint to glide smoothly and pain-free. If one component becomes problematic, the entire joint begins to compensate and not function properly. This leads to dysfunction ranging from temporary pain to longer term damage. All parts and systems within the body are interconnected – joints included – and when there is dysfunction in one place, other areas can be negatively impacted. A skilled MAA practitioner can properly assess the interactions of the joints with the body to help restore proper function.

Course Outcomes

• Identify in detail the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and pelvis.
• Describe typical pain patterns that arise from dysfunction of these areas, and how they relate to the nerves, vascular system, viscera, muscles, and connective tissue.
• Demonstrate evaluation methods and treatment techniques to facilitate normal functioning of these areas.
• Describe and demonstrate how to evaluate each major area to determine its primary dysfunction, as well as the anatomical or physiological systems that are contributing to the dysfunction.
• Describe and demonstrate how to treat the anatomical or physiological systems that contribute to the primary dysfunction of each area.
• Discuss practical integration into treatment sessions.

Prerequisite: This course is intended for licensed or certified healthcare professionals, or for students nearing completion in their studies to become a healthcare professional, with palpation skills and experience as well as anatomical knowledge.

Recommended Experience: VM1 or LT1

Required Reading

  • Hard copy version of the New Manual Articular Approach - Cervical Spine by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO & Alain Croibier DO, MRO (F). Available for $110inc GST, email or call 0411 488198 to order.
  • Follow link to purchase an EBook version of the New Manual Articular Approach - Cervical Spine text book.
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    From an early age, as a keen basketball player, Kåre took a particular interest in how the body functions and the potential benefits of manual therapy. This experience inspired him to study physiotherapy, graduating from the Copenhagen Physiotherapy School in 1995. Continuing with his thirst for knowledge and understanding of manual therapy, Kåre then went on to study Osteopathy at the International Academy of Osteopathy in Belgium, graduating as a DO in 2006.

    After graduating, Kåre continued to seek out different approaches to osteopathy through the many connections he made in the osteopathic community throughout Europe and brought these classes to Denmark. In 2008, Kåre was introduced to Jean-Pierre Barral and subsequently invited him to teach his manual therapy approach in Denmark. Kåre was so inspired by Jean-Pierre's method, that he spent the next several years studying with the Barral Institute.


    In 2016, after undergoing an extensive teaching apprenticeship, Kåre was approved to teach for the Barral Institute. He then in 2017 became the Denmark Satellite Director for the Barral Institute. Over the past several years Kåre has continued to develop his teaching abilities and now is approved to teach VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, MASP & MALE.

    Kåre lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and over the last 10 years has been the Co-owner of an Osteopathic clinic in Copenhagen, with his business partner Peter Maack Groes.

    Kåre is a registered member of the Osteopaths in Denmark. M.R.O.DK

    Kåre Nielsen Course List
    Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
    Oct 18-20
    New Manual Articular Approach - Spine & Pelvis - MASP Royal On The Park Hotel
    Oct 22-25
    Abdomen 1 - VM1 Royal On The Park Hotel

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