It examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements and provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions in the dura and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms. Neural Manipulation identifies and releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body. By accessing this relationship, NM resolves the more comprehensive(global) dysfunctional patterns.
Treatment to nerves is through precise applied pressure. The tension of the perineurium and all other neural connective tissues is transmitted down to the root sheaths, so the distal contact has a central effect mechanically and reflexogenically.