Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex
P-DTR® is a revolutionary technique used to diagnose and treat various issues related to dysfunction of the nervous system. Most other therapy techniques deal with the “hardware” issues of body (massage, chiropractic, joint manipulations, etc.), often failing to consider and assess how the nervous system is affecting the body. Often times, faulty “software” is overlooked when dealing with the issue, whether it is pain or difficulty with movement.
P-DTR® addresses issues at the level of the brain and its sensory receptors. This work recognizes that proprioception (sensation of touch, pressure, hot, cold, pain, etc.), and the way the body processes the information from these receptors, is paramount in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body. These receptors all send information to the brain for processing and the brain takes this feedback into account when making decisions regarding our movement. If this information is incorrect, as is often the case, the brain is making its decisions based on bad information. Pain and dysfunction frequently result.
Motor function is not just determined by the motor system, but rather is modified by the inputs of these sensory receptors. If the information or signaling is faulty, it often results in movement dysfunction, muscle tension and soreness, limited joint mobility and range of motion, aberrant posture, and many different presentations of pain.
Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, dysfunctional receptors can be located and normal function can be quickly restored. Most physical therapy and other therapeutic modalities deal with the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that much of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software”.
P-DTR® uses neural challenges specific to the involved receptors combined with proper stimulation of the deep tendon reflex to make immediate and lasting advances toward restored function.
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