THE POWER OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
What if I told you that your nervous system controls everything, and that the majority of problems you experience are due to disruptions in your nervous system.
What if I also told you that I could hack into your nervous system, find what problems you have, and reprogram them back to normal.
Would you believe it?
If you take a step back and take a broader look at injury, some important questions come up.
What causes acute injuries to turn into chronic ones?
We all know someone in our lives that hurt their knee one time playing a sport, or injured their back lifting something, and now has a “bad knee” or a “bad back” ever since.
Why, after the damaged tissues are healed, hasn’t the injured area completely recovered to 100%?
The nervous system is the answer to these questions.
Any trauma can cause both physical and neurological trauma at the same time.
Tissue damage goes hand in hand with neurological dysfunction in the traumatized tissue and surrounding area.
Even though the tissue heals, the nervous system remembers and stores the trauma, effectively putting the area into a permanent protective state.
Only when we reset this protective state in the nervous system back to normal,
can the body return to full function.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND P-DTR
The brain is often compared to a central computer that controls all body functions. It relays messages to and from various body parts at lightning speed within a vast communication network of cells.
The brain contains over one hundred billion neurons.
Neurons form the core of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and other nerve bundles in the body. The main function of the central nervous system is to sense changes in the external environment and create a reaction to them.
For instance, if your hand comes into contact with a hot stove, a sensory neuron transmits a signal from your hand up through the spinal cord and into the brain. Another neuron in the brain sends a signal that travels back to the muscles in your hand and stimulates muscles to contract and causes you jerk your hand away. All of this happens within a tenth of a second.
There are different types of sensory receptors all over your body that are constantly sensing changes in your environment and relaying that information to your brain.
P-DTR deals with these various sensory receptors (proprioceptors) and the way they 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 with an injured area, the brain is making its decisions based on incorrect information. Pain and dysfunction frequently result.
These nervous system dysfunctions cause certain muscle groups not to activate as much as they should, with other muscles having to compensate. This can often manifest as overall body pain, poor posture, muscle pains, tension headaches, neck pain, sore shoulders, tennis or golfers elbow, back pain, "weak core muscles", tight hips, "bad knees", shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, "weak ankles", tingling feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and even hammer toes.
P-DTR stands for Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex and is a pain therapy technique that uses a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges to locate dysfunctional receptors in the body and quickly restore normal function.
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”, namely the nervous system.
P-DTR has proven to be effective for patients seeking to:
Accelerate recovery from acute injuries and eliminate lingering dysfunction and pain from chronic injuries.
Increase range of motion, strength, and stamina and restore muscle function and coordination quickly.
Restore stability and balance throughout the entire body and optimize athletic performance.
P-DTR uses non-invaisive 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.
By correctly demonstrating to the central nervous system the nature of its error, the central nervous system will instantly modify the neuromuscular responses.
This is the beauty of P-DTR.