Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex


Traditionally, musculoskeletal problems have been addressed by a number of methods:

* Invasive corrections (orthopedic surgery)
* Manipulation of joints (chiropractic and osteopathy)
* Manipulation of tissue (massage and other types of bodywork)
* Manipulation of bio-energy channels (acupuncture)
* Training and re-education (physical therapy, exercise therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique)
* There is merit in all of these methods and they all have the potential to work well.

However, as practitioners and patients both know all too well, it is not uncommon for these therapies —even when expertly applied — to fail to bring relief, or to bring relief for only a short period of time.

P-DTR addresses musculoskeletal problems by focusing on an important, but largely overlooked apparatus of the human body: the mechanoreceptor system.

Think of the receptor system as “software” and bone, muscle, ligament and tendon as “hardware.”

As with computers, hardware problems are best addressed at the level of the hardware, but when the problem is at the level of the software, no amount of work on the hardware can fix the problem.

Everyone knows that muscles move the body and the brain moves the muscles. Fewer are familiar with the simple fact that it’s the mechanoreceptor system (software) that provides the brain with the information it needs to tense and release muscles as needed for good functioning and pain-free living.

Without accurate “uncorrupted” information from the mechanoreceptor system, the brain-muscle connection cannot function optimally. Breakdowns in this communication can result in chronically weak or chronically tensed muscles showing up as pain and/or difficulty with movement.

Traditional therapies— surgery, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy – do not include the mechanoreceptor system in their area of focus and have no methods for identifying and addressing mechanoreceptor dysfunctions.

That’s why in cases where a patient has a problem at the level of mechanoreceptor, even skillful surgery, chiropractic adjustment, massage or physical therapy series will fail to have the desired result

Is it possible to diagnose dysfunctions in the mechanoreceptor system?

Yes it is and with P-DTR it’s possible to do so with a high degree of precision.

Is it possible to treat dysfunctions in the mechanoreceptor system?

The answer again is yes and because of the unique nature of the brain’s relationship to the mechanoreceptor system, improvements cannot only be quick, but also very long lasting and in some cases permanent

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