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Original Contribution  |   December 2003
Review of integrated neuromusculoskeletal release and the novel application of a segmental anterior/posterior approach in the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Original Contribution   |   December 2003
Review of integrated neuromusculoskeletal release and the novel application of a segmental anterior/posterior approach in the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2003, Vol. 103, 583-596. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.12.583
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2003, Vol. 103, 583-596. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.12.583
Abstract

Integrated neuromusculoskeletal release (INR) using a segmental anterior/posterior approach is an osteopathic manipulative treatment technique that is easily learned and applied. The segmental anterior/posterior approach to INR was developed as a practical osteopathic manipulative treatment procedure for the inpatient setting, but also has equal efficacy in the outpatient setting. It builds on the principles of INR and myofascial release techniques, as well as other techniques. This approach focuses on both the anterior and posterior connectivity of the body through the neuromusculoskeletal system and uses this connectivity to effectively treat somatic dysfunctions. The principles of INR are discussed, as well as the role of INR in the diagnosis and treatment of somatic dysfunctions in the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions.