About The Barral Institute

The Barral Institute

The Barral Institute is a health education, training and research organization dedicated to the advancement of Visceral Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and related Manual Therapies. The Barral Institute works to better understand and validate the therapeutic effect of these hands on therapies; conducts workshops nationally and internationally to educate and train healthcare practitioners in the proper techniques and promotes education to the general public about the existence and therapeutic value of these modalities. Alumni include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of Oriental medicine, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional bodyworkers.


Quality Continuing Education for the Manual Therapy Field since 1987

Welcome to the Barral Institute. We are an international organization providing continuing education and certification based on the innovative manual therapies developed in clinical practice by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.

  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Visceral Vascular Manipulation
  • Neural Manipulation
  • New Manual Articular Approach

French Osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop Visceral Vascular Manipulation, Neural Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach. The courses are based on clinical techniques personally developed by Jean-Pierre Barral combined with Alain Croibier's scientific information.

We also offer manual therapy seminars in related modalities such as Fascial and Membrane Technique developed by Peter Schwind, PhD, HP.

Alumni include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of Oriental medicine, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional bodyworkers.


Leadership

Jean-Pierre Barral

Jean-Pierre Barral

D.O, MRO(F) (France)

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Gail Wetzler

Gail Wetzler

PT, DPT, EDO, BI-Diplomate

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Alain Croibier

Alain Croibier

D.O, MRO(F) (France)

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Barral Institute Program Liaisons

These exceptional and seasoned practitioners take an active role in monitoring and enhancing Barral Institute's educational initiatives.

Name Country
Scotland
Canada

Christoph Sommer, Heilpraktiker, Rolfer, BI Diplomate
Jean Pierre Barral Taught Seminar Liaison

Germany

Gail Wetzler, PT, DPT, EDO, BI Diplomate
VM5-6, LT1-2 and Specialty Program Liaison

United States
United States

Ken Frey, PT, BI Diplomate, CST-D
Introductory Program/Presenter Liaison

United States

Rene Assink, DO, BI Diplomate
Visceral Vascular Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach Liaison

Germany

Rita Benamor, DO, CST-D, BI Diplomate
VM/NM Certification Program Liaison

Portugal

Rosie Greene, MT, BI Diplomate
Teaching Assistant Liaison

New Zealand

Renowned Faculty

DOs, NDs, DCs, HPs, Physical Therapists and Licensed Massage Therapists comprise the teaching faculty of Barral Institute. Each has been chosen for their academic and professional achievements, as well as for the advanced skill sets they demonstrate and their commitment to sharing the gift of health.

View a list of Barral Certified Teachers


Administration / Staff

First Row: Erica Merante, Jean Marie Winters, Becky Wilson, Taylor Shear, Dawn Langnes-Shear
Second Row: Jackie Halderman, Kat Perry, Debi Stetson, Kathy Woll, Mysti Newton, Vicki McCabe, Donna Upledger, Brianna Dickson
Third Row: Lincie McGuire, Marina Silva, Elise Dowler, Tammie Nemets, Tara Keller, Alex Jozefyk, Gary Beshel, Terri Feaster
Fourth Row: Justin Vogl, Nancy Saikley, Tory Brush, Stephanie Haas, Cory Reed, Steve Keller, Collen Russell, Zach Meece, Allen Merrell, JoAnn Hambuechen, Vanessa Martinez
Not Pictured: Angie McMenaman, Rebecca Mickley, Michele Metzger, Kristen Bloom, Don Hill, Debbie Silverman, Clinton Trotta


International Affiliates

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