Proprioceptive Deep-Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®)

P-DTR was created by Dr. José Palomar. He recognized that sensory receptors (touch, pressure, hot, cold, pain, etc.), and the way the body processes the information from these receptors, is paramount in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body.
Motor function is not just determined by the motor system, but rather it’s modified by the inputs of these receptors. Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, involved receptors can be located and normal function can be quickly restored.

Most physical therapy and other therapeutic modalities deal with the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that much of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software”.

P-DTR doesn’t only work with the receptors; it also works with problems of neural pathways, the energetic system of the body, the metabolism, emotions, and the brain itself.

The Body Mechanic utilizes Proprioceptive Deep-Tendon Reflex to deal with various neurologic dysfunctions of the body and the way they affect and modify our movement patterns, which can lead to pain in different areas.

All incoming information from the body is sent to the brain for processing. The brain takes this feedback into account when making decisions regarding our movement. If it is incorrect, as it often is, pain and dysfunction result.

P-DTR uses neural challenges specific to the involved dysfunctions and muscle tests, most often combined with proper stimulation of the deep tendon reflex, to make immediate and lasting advances toward restored function.

Benefits of P-DTR

"P-DTR is the most comprehensive and effective technique I've come across in my career for dealing with these "software" issues. The work is rapid, very effective and unlike anything you've ever experienced."

Thomas Wells
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