P-DTR® is a unique therapeutic method that has been created by Dr. Jose Palomar MD / Specialist Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon , who hails from Guadalajara in Mexico. P-DTR® focuses on the sensory nerve endings located all over our bodies that are called receptors. These nerve endings are the initial source of information that is used within your nervous system for your brain to make sense of the world around you. P-DTR® works on the Paired Receptor Theory which has recently been proven by scientific research that was carried out in Russia. Paired Receptor Theory enables David to understand how your nervous system compensates for dysfunction when it arises.
P-DTR® allows David to assess the information your brain is receiving from an area of your body and to find out if that information is accurate or not. Why does this matter?
If your brain is receiving accurate information from the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your body, you will have an appropriate muscular response. If the information is sensitized (too sensitive or not sensitive enough) it will lead to too much or too little muscular response.
Why does the muscular response matter? In an ideal world, all muscles will function properly providing support for the joints that they act on. If a muscle is weak, then it may predispose you to further injury. Very often, even if you haven't actually caused ourselves further injury, the potential for that to happen may be interpreted as a threat, which may in turn lead to you experiencing pain.
This becomes important when David works with people who have chronic pain and symptoms. He often finds that these people have areas of sensitisation from old injuries that are contributing to their current chronic problems.
Most therapists focus on the areas of pain, yet in Davids experience, he finds most of the solutions to these painful areas are located in the previous areas of injury. P-DTR® allows David to piece together each client presentation from a whole person , whole story perspective to find the solution to their symptoms.
Lets paint an example:
Mr X severely sprains his right ankle. This causes his weight to shift across to his left side, overloading his left hip, which becomes painful. 3 years later his hip is still "not fully right, but its bearable" and now his lower back is stiff and his neck on the opposite side is painful and spasms from time to time.
This is a common scenario in clinic. Upon investigation using P-DTR®, it is found that the priority problem is located in the ligaments of the right ankle. All of the muscles of the outside of the right ankle are weak when tested. Mr X’s nervous system is still avoiding using full movement of his right ankle as that is stimulating an old traumatic ligament injury. The stimulation of this overly sensitised area of Mr X’s ankle, may be interpreted by his brain as a threat. One of the foremost roles of the nervous system is to protect us from threat / harm and to move us towards safety.
Mr X reports that his ankle no longer causes him any pain. It is quite common for previously injured areas to stop causing a painful response over time, but that does not mean that they are not involved or contributing to pain in other areas of the body.
By treating the sensitivity with P-DTR®, David gives Mr X's brain the chance to receive more accurate information from his ankle. This means that Mr. X now has a better chance of moving through his ankle properly when he walks, needs less weight shift to the opposite side, has more range of motion in his lower back and his neck is now under normal tension. There is no longer any perceived “threat” associated with the right ankle.
Now the mobility work, stretching and strengthening that Mr X had been doing for his hip and neck (and even those old exercises he used to do for his ankle) that had previously yielded little to no progress, are much more likely to be successful and beneficial, because his nervous system is not having to avoid the proper use of his right ankle. By treating the ankle ligaments with P-DTR® and then integrating into movement with AiM (more on that here) Mr X now moves fully through his right ankle, and no longer needs to compensate around this area, leading to more efficient movement and less pain.
P-DTR® is a painless treatment to receive, and the results are permanent. The treatment itself involves manual muscle testing to find muscle inhibition and sensitised areas of the body. Once treated, the problems do not come back. It is possible to trace compensation patterns back to injuries from as far back as childhood and to treat them painlessly and efficiently.
How many times have you or has someone you know been doing mobility drills, strengthening drills, practicing maintaining a better posture, receiving massage or manual therapy to loosen off tight and painful muscles only to find that the gains from the work that has been done only lasted a few hours or a few days?
P-DTR® offers more in depth examination and understanding of why this occurs as we can localise the source of sensitisation that is stopping you from making the progress that you have worked so hard to make.
P-DTR® is at the cutting edge of neuroscience and this exciting treatment technique can help to unlock your full potential in many ways including pain relief, increased energy levels, improved range of motion and increased joint stability.
Get in touch with David to find out more!