During my early years in the field I realized that there was more to resolving pain than just giving someone a massage. I was stymied by the concept of recalcitrance. If you can get someone out of pain, why does it come back? To find answers, I studied with amazing teachers in the fields of bodywork and movement. I committed to helping my clients get out of pain and I accrued more and more techniques. Still I had tough cases where I couldn’t resolve client’s pain completely. My quest was led by the idea that though we are different, there has to be a common answer. When pain remained for clients, I took it personally. “There’s nothing I can do” wasn’t something I was willing to say. Eventually I found Neurokinetic Therapy through a colleague and my adventures in functional medicine began. After integrating NKT into my work, my treatments were more effective but my focus stayed on the clients who weren’t improving. Why didn’t they improve? I was suddenly left with more questions than I began with. I had opened a can of worms and the functional neurology was spilling everywhere… Luckily, I had more colleagues on the same path for answers and there we found P-DTR.
I began studying P-DTR after my completion of all three levels of NKT training. P-DTR promised to improve my understanding of the phenomenal clinical observations made while treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. Sometimes things made sense and other times, things were just weird and paradoxical. I had no idea that what I knew would be challenged on so many levels by Dr Palomar’s class. The sheer volume of information was staggering.Cognitive dissonance felt like a slap in the face to my 14 years of studying the body. The shift in paradigm presented by P-DTR was a necessary shake up that underlined the saying “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.”
What is P-DTR?
P-DTR stands for proprioceptive deep tendon reflex. Proprioceptors are neurons that measure information about every sensation you can feel and about where your bones, joints, muscles and fascia are in space. Proprioceptor dysfunction usually accompanies musculoskeletal dysfunction. A deep tendon reflex is a procedure preformed during a routine medical exam. It’s when the doctor taps your knee with a little hammer and your leg reflexively extends. Rapid compression of a tendon elicits a reflexive muscle contraction in a literal knee jerk reaction. The DTR is the tool PDTR uses to reset dysfunctional receptor groups within the peripheral nervous system. P-DTR is a unique neurological therapy based on DR. Palomar’s research of neurology, biomechanics, physiology and anatomy. It works directly within the nervous system to reset communication into and out of the brain. It is a logical scientific system that explains the neurology behind chronic dysfunction in the body.
How Does it Work?
P-DTR treats the receptor dysfunction that is present wherever there is dysfunction. P-DTR illuminates how we create somatic dysfunction, how to identify it and permanently remove it. P-DTR treats the signals that create musculoskeletal compensation. Other methods of bodywork only address the compensations that show up in the musculoskeletal system. P-DTR even explains how existing manual therapy methods achieve the results that they do and why the approach is often incomplete. P-DTR views and treats musculoskeletal dysfunction from a neurological point of view. Therefore it teaches a systematic explanation of the neurophysiology of dysfunction and gives practitioners the tools to asses and treat dysfunction. P-DTR treats dysfunction on many levels including physical, endocrine, emotional and mental.
Neuro-Orthopedic massage reverses the effects of old age by comprehensively removing hardware and software dysfunction in the body. Recalcitrant fascial adhesions and structural adaptations can easily manipulated and reset. Say goodbye to constant stretching or foam rolling. In other words, chronic pain, discomfort and long held postural issues such as “flat feet” and forward head posture can be reversed! At New York Orthopedic Massage, we treat the whole person for comprehensive healing and wellness. Don’t put off becoming integrated, balanced and pain free for years to come. Book an appointment and start making changes now!