The way we move and feel in the world around us is dictated by a very simple three step procedure: input, processing, output.
We receive information from the outside world via sensory pathways and receptors.
It is then sent up to the brain for processing and finally sent down the motor system.
If the information that we’re taking IN to these pathways is corrupted, whatever we put OUT will be altered.
Improve what goes IN to improve what goes OUT.
In P-DTR, we learn how to quickly assess all of the various sensory pathways to ensure that we’re making decisions based off of accurate information.
One such example is the spinotectal tract which enables us to orient our eyes and head towards a given stimulus.
In addition to learning how to assess this pathway for dysfunction, we also come to understand how to use it to our advantage to bring out chronic and often hidden nocioceptive dysfunctions.
Understanding how to use this pathway has been incredibly helpful in both clinic and real life.
Knowing how to recognize when it’s dysfunctional, using it to pinpointing lingering aches and pains, even for something as simple as helping to make an injection more tolerable for children (and adults!).
By truly grasping the practical APPLICATION of neurology, we can easily make sense of the complexities of pain science.
Ultimately, pain is a not an input to the body, but rather a conclusion by the brain.
Change the input. Change the conclusion.
P-DTR works with symptoms and syndromes:
Muscular aches and pains
Limited range of motion or pain which prevents proper movement
P-DTR works with symptoms and syndromes: joint pain, hip pain, neck pain and any other pain symptom
Numbness, burning sensations in the limbs
Headaches, dizziness, noise in the ears
Digestive issues – chronic abdominal pain, reflux, etc
Hypersensitivity to light, sounds, any other stimuli
Post operational rehabilitation
Post traumatic syndrome
Rehabilitation from sport injuries
P-DTR works with the following diagnoses:
Lateral Epicondyle (Epicondylitis)
Tunnel Ischialgia (Ischiodynia, Ischioneuralgia)
Sacroiliitis (Sacroiliac Disease)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome (of any muscle), almost the same as a Reflex-Tonic Syndrome
Facet Syndrome (pain in zygapophysial joints)
Humeroscapular (Scapulohumeral) Periarthropathia
Myogenic (Myogenetic/Myogenous/ Sacropoietic) Dysfunction of Masticatory (Mastication/Masseter) Muscles
Compression-Tunnel Lumboischialgia (Piriformis Syndrome)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment
Musculocutaneous Nerve Entrapment
Lateral Cutaneous Nerve of the Forearm
Pronator Teres Syndrome
Anterior Interosseous Nerve Entrapment (Kiloh Nevin Syndrome)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve)
Ulnar Nerve (Deep Motor Branch) (Piso-Hamate Hiatus Syndrome)
Radial Nerve Entrapment
Posterior Interosseous Nerve Entrapment (Radial Nerve, Deep Branch)
Digital Nerve Entrapment
Sciatic Nerve Entrapment
Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment (Entrapment at the Fibular Head)
Deep Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
Superficial (Sensory) Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
Femoral Nerve Entrapment
Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve of the Thigh (Meralgia Paresthetica)
Obturator Nerve Entrapment
Genitofemoral Nerve Entrapment
Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment
Saphenous Nerve Entrapment
Sural Nerve Entrapment
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Interdigital Nerve Entrapment
Occipital Nerve Neuralgia
Abdominal Nerve Entrapment
Axillary Nerve (Quadrilateral Space Syndrome)
Supraclavicular Nerve Entrapment
Syndrome of paroxysmal facial pain
Atypical facial pain
Neuritis or radiculitis:
Brachial plexus disorders
Lumbosacral plexus disorders
Cervical root disorders,
Thoracic root disorders
Lumbosacral root disorders,
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Lesion of ulnar nerve
Tardy ulnar nerve palsy
Lesion of radial nerve
Lesion of femoral nerve
Lesion of lateral popliteal nerve
Peroneal nerve palsy
Lesion of medial popliteal nerve
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Lesion of plantar nerve
Other joint disorders
Disorders of synovium and tendon