Describing P-Dtr:The Neuro in my Orthopedic massage 

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After years of studying with multiple well known teachers in the related fields of bodywork and movement, I had come to know that there was something more to resolving musculoskeletal pain than just giving someone a massage. I had accrued more techniques than most everyone I knew and I still had tough cases. My journey into fascia and manual therapy was led by the idea that though we are different, many people report the same symptoms. I was able to help many but some issues remained for some folks and I wasn’t satisfied with the answer “there’s nothing I can do”. I found Neurokenetic Therapy through a colleague and my adventures in functional medicine began. 
After a couple years, I began studying P-DTR after my completion of all three levels of NKT training because it promised to improve my understanding of musculoskeletal dysfunction. I had no idea I would be challenged on so many levels by Dr Palomar’s class. The sheer volume of information was almost as staggering as the level of cognitive dissonance that 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.” 
P-DTR stands for proprioceptive deep tendon reflex. A Dtr is commonly seen in a routine medical exam while checking reflexes. Rapid compression of a tendon elicits a reflexive muscle contraction like a literal knee jerk reaction. This is the tool most often used to reset dysfunctional receptors of the peripheral nervous system in P-DTR. 

P-DTR is a unique neurological therapy based on deep and profound research of neurology, biomechanics, neurophysiology and anatomy. It works directly with the central nervous system (CNS) to reset communication pathways into and out of the brain. P-DTR is constantly being researched and expanded. It is a logical scientific explanation to the neurology behind chronic dysfunction in the body. It explains how other existing manual therapy methods achieve the results that they do and it also shows how and why their incomplete approach often fails to achieve lasting results. Most alternative approaches have observed some connections between dysfunctions in the body, but P-DTR gives a systematic explanation as well as precise tools for assessment and treatment of these interconnected dysfunctions. Existing methods of bodywork deal with compensatory mechanisms of the body. Musculoskeletal dysfunction traditionally dealt with osteopathy, kinesiology, Physiotherapy, chiropractic and manual therapy techniques are explained and treated from a neurological point of view. Other dysfunctions can also be addressed with P-DTR. P-DTR encompasses a wide spectrum of functional assessment and treatment of dysfunctions on many levels including physical, endocrine, emotional and mental. Not only can it relieve painful symptoms, but it can also significantly improve human performance in all areas of life.

 P-DTR is unique and far advanced in treatment of causative factors compared with other techniques in alternative medicine or bodywork. This is a neurologically based therapy which helps the CNS to reset, restore and adapt to all the stressors in a persons environment thereby fostering optimal Health. P-DTR clearly shows and explains how we create somatic dysfunction, how to identify and assess dysfunction as well as how to permanently treat them. P-DTR finds the priority dysfunction creating the problematic symptoms and comprehensively treats the body it so that it never comes back.There is a completeness of this approach from initial assessment to treatment which is unparalleled in the medical model and indeed in the world.

Neuro-Orthopedic massage reverses the effects of old age by comprehensively removing hardware and software dysfunction in the body. When communication in the nervous system is reset, fascial adhesions and structural adaptations are easily manipulated and reset without needing constant stretching or foam rolling. Chronic pain and discomfort as well as long standing postural issues such as “flat feet” and forward head posture can be reversed as function is increased and pain disappears. 

4 Comments on “Describing P-Dtr:The Neuro in my Orthopedic massage ”

  1. Kiambu,
    I am a massage therapist in Florida and am glad to have located someone in NY for my daughter…when she needs it.

    Would you recommend someone wanting to learn P-DTR to take NKT courses first? I just finished VOILA Method (Joel Crandall) 1 and 1.5 which uses some NKT, and off the body testing to balance the joints.

    Does P-DTR involve off the body testing to assess the sensory receptors? I’m not completely confident with my (getting out of my own way) off the body testing. I thought If P-DTR was more “tangible” I might have more consistent success. I don’t mind diving into details at all. I made it thru numerous details to master AIS:Mattes Method (my specialty) and I am not getting quick results ….as I would like to I find myself searching for the quicker/accurate answers as P-DTR offers.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Nina Raymond

    1. NKT was what I took before studying PDTR and it was a natural progression for me after taking the third level NKT course. I have not taken Joel Crandall’s course but I know people who took PDTR basic and some of the intermediate work who are now doing voilà. NKT will teach you basic muscle testing and antagonistic and synergist muscle concepts and it is a fairly simple approach to basic functional neurology in my opinion. PDTR it is extremely heavy with scientific details and is not for everyone. For me the information is invaluable but again my work has always been very detail orientated and I thrive in situations where I can get the full picture. Details are important to me. Theory is based in neurology and science but the treatment technique is relatively simple and does not involve off body testing. I hope that is helpful. I don’t know what the best way of learning would be for you and it has taken me 17 years and several amazing teachers to get to where I am in terms of reversing chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction.

      1. Thank you Kiambu.

        Thank you for you input. I am detail oriented as well. I need it to be tangible…although I have great success with energy healing (Therapeutic Touch); I sense the energy…it is tangible for me…and it has always worked (even long distance if I know the person). Sometimes I wonder if we need all these tools or pick the one we are most confident with so any trace of lack of confidence does not interfere with the energy of our intention (major factor in helping someone). Easier for client to let go and receive healing if they trust practitioner.

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