Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex


P-DTR was developed by an Orthopedic surgeon Jose Palomar MD, a pioneer in the research and development of diagnostic technology and therapeutic interventions for the resolution of receptor dysfunctions.

P-DTR addresses musculoskeletal problems by focusing on an important, but largely overlooked apparatus of the human body: the mechanoreceptor system.

Pdtr is functional neurology that uses the sensory nervous system.

How do we know when the temperature changes?
How do we differentiate the different forms of touch? Crude, light or a bit more pressure?

The easy answer is through tree nerve endings or RECEPTORS that send information to our brain to allow it to understand what is going on in our environment.
These receptors, when they have normal response, will send normal information to our brain, which will make good decisions and reactions on how to interact with our environment.
The same receptors can also become hyposensitive or hypersensitive, meaning that they are either sending too much or too little information to the brain, which also becomes a problem.

Our brain has only one job: to keep us alive. It moves us away from danger and problems; and towards safety and compensation.
So if we have hypo or hyper-receptors sending information to our brain, our brain perceives it as danger (even if real danger doesn’t exist).
This could have come from physical trauma or real dangers where that receptor has become “stuck” at that level of sensitivity.
Now this receptor will send inaccurate information down to our muscles and facia and therefore our movement and posture will be compromised. What PDT-R does is to reset that level of sensitivity through a tendon reflex (a blink response or the knee-jerk response you get at doctor’s office).

Example: If at age 5 you broke your right ankle your body would need to compensate for this in order to move and survive. The ankle healed fully and correctly, but in order to protect itself, the brain decides that you are better off shifting a greater percentage of mass onto your opposite leg. The postural changes that occur as a result filter up the body. The pelvis rotates, the spine bends to compensate and the head tilts to keep your eyes on the horizon. Years later, the same individual presents with neck pain for no apparent reason. This individual has seen many therapists along the way who all knew about the ankle break, but assumed it was too long ago and irrelevant to the current complaint. They noted changes in the posture and mechanics at the pelvis and the neck and looked to directly treat these areas. However, we can see with the bigger picture that these changes are secondary to the primary issue, the inability to put weight through that right side.

P-DTR® does not deal with compensations, but fixes the priority problem.

Using P-DTR® and resetting dysfunctional abberant information from the receptors at the ankle, the brain would now be able to shift weight back onto this side, and all the other changes (pelvis, spine etc.) would no longer be needed. As a result, the neck pain would no longer be needed as an output of the brain.
Other techniques were noted to help the symptoms, but nothing ever solved it fully. Treatments directed to the spine and pelvis all helped increase the compensation, but nobody ever decreased the primary problem (Ankle). This meant that regular treatment was needed to maintain some degree of pain reduction, as symptoms would return once the primary problem was restimulated.
P-DTR® is not a pain reduction technique compared with other existing methods. P-DTR® resolves diaschisis and adaptations to previous trauma by resetting receptors of which the central nervous system interprets as a threat.

Some of the benefits of P-DTR® include:

How long will it take?

PDT-R is highly effective method of treatment and only a few appointments are required.

What I do differently

First I take a detailed injury history and assess current lifestyle, then I start to look at the current complaints and how they might link to any life style or historic events. I then start testing muscles ability to contract, relax and their range of motion in different positions. Once we have all of this information, we can start to test the receptors of the body and see how this effects the previous tests.

Who needs this treatment?

PDTR can be used to fix nearly any issue in the body. If you have pain that other therapies have failed to clear or a reoccurring pain/injury that is only cleared for short periods, then I can help.