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 Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex-P-DTR


 Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex-P-DTR


Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex-P-DTR is a therapeutic system that allows for a complete analysis of known variables, that may cause the body to present with pain or compromised movement. It was developed by Orthopaedic surgeon Jose Palomar, whose own thought processes, that most problems faced by the body, are software issues related to the central and peripheral nervous system; surgery, in many cases can therefore be avoided.



Many therapies address factors such as muscle tone, joint mobilisation, or fascial release. From a neuroscience perspective there can be many factors that influence muscle tone and function. Therefore treating muscles alone may offer a temporary solution which can recur, unless treated on a regular basis.  PDTR offers an opportunity to evaluate many factors such as receptor dysfunction which include:

  • Crude touch
  • Nociception or pain pathways, withdrawal, chemical and temperature
  • Golgi tendon and ligament factors
  • Scars and the dysfunction associated with stretch and pressure.
  • Sensation and other factors related to pressure, stretch, contraction and fine touch
  • Kinematic chain related dysfunction
  • Gait-related dysfunction
  • Nutrition and chemical factors.
  • Emotional factors that influence muscle function, such as recall of injury.

Improving pain and movement issues can be achieved by resolving as many of the issues that present as possible. P-DTR gives the therapist a wide variety of tools to assess and change clients function with success. To find out more get in touch.

If you want to resolve injuries in the most efficient time and have found that issues, such as massage, needling and manipulation fail to resolve your situation, then P-DTR might be the best approach available to you.

The biggest problem with C-section scarring is that I did not understand how it had impacted me, until I met Keith.

I had always been somewhat reasonably fit. My pregnancies made me weaker and the subsequent weakness in my body was seen more as a continuing effect of difficult pregnancies as opposed to the cuts in my abdomen. After the babies, I found it difficult to build my core muscle. There was excessive pressure on my lower back which travelled to my legs and knees. Sadly, throughout I thought this was my fibromyalgia getting worse. As time went on the pain in the entire body spread and my body overcompensated by using some muscles more than others. Luckily, I found a movement therapist who told me in my first meeting that I won’t be able to fix my pain until I met with Keith. The entire experience was life-changing.

Working with Keith is an unusual experience, but you have to have faith in him. Within one session, I was able to touch my toes, a feat I had never achieved before. Since the treatment with Keith, I have been able to literally connect with and feel my abdominal muscles. My lower back is no longer in constant distress. At the slightest sign of pain, I know which muscle to engage and which ones to release.

Most of us women do not understand the disadvantages of C-sections and the long-term impact it has on our lives. The inability of the muscles to reconnect in the abdomen, and to connect with the neural signals is a complicated science. The important thing is to recognize that C-sections have longterm impacts on the quality of our life and our overall well being. Also as soon as we become mothers, we tend to stop caring for ourselves and tending to our bodies. We are afraid to touch our scars and we hardly, if ever, massage the area. I wish more women knew or understood the impact of c-sections on our bodies, especially now that I know there is a solution out there for us.

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