“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” ~Michelangelo
“Motion is a component of movement, but movement requires motor control, which includes stability, balance, postural control, coordination, and perception.” ~ Gray Cook
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®) is a product of the original thought and investigations of orthopedic surgeon Dr. José Palomar. This work recognizes that sensory receptors (such as those for 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 is 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® deals with the way various sensory receptors of the body affect and modify our movement patterns. These receptors (those for pain, stretch, pressure, hot, cold, vibration, etc.) all send information to the brain for processing and the brain takes this feedback into account when making decisions regarding our movement. If this information is incorrect, as is often the case, the brain is making its decisions based on bad information. Pain and dysfunction frequently result. P-DTR® uses neural challenges specific to the involved receptors and muscle tests combined with proper stimulation of the deep tendon reflex to make immediate and lasting advances toward restored function.
Of all techniques I have experienced, P-DTR is the most comprehensive and effective in dealing with “software” issues. The work is rapid, tremendously effective and unlike anything else. I am really proud to be able to bring to my clients such an advanced knowledge of the human body.
Dessi is a master level P-DTR® practitioner.