What is P-DTR?

A new approach to physiotherapy

At Brændgaard Fysioterapi, I treat with the newest technique, P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex).

The brain and nervous system

Our brain controls our body´s movements and homeostase based on the signals it receives from the receptors in the body. The brains function is to receive, evaluate and respond to input from all the receptors in the body, hold it up against previous experience and then provide a motor or visceral output based on this. In everyday speech called our nervous system.

Imagine that there is an imbalance in the receptors so that the brain gets the wrong inputs. This can result in an increased tension in the muscles, which can pull crookedly in a joint or create a greater imbalance in the body.
That imbalance can come from anything ex. a sprained ankle, an operation, a traffic accident or something less dramatic. It may have happened many years ago and your brain has been able to compensate for it, why you have not felt anything for it, but now it is starting to hurt your back, neck or somewhere else.

The treatment

With P-DTR, I can treat the receptors in the body that are out of balance and are the cause of your pain. There are no cracks or violent movements in the treatment. It is a non-invasive form of treatment based on your body and your symptoms.

The cause of your problems is treated and most people experience an improvement within 1-3 treatments. 

Before the treatment, it is important that you think and write down what injuries and problems your body has been exposed to. Please read “Before first treatment”.

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The longer explanation

P-DTR stands for Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex. Proprioception translates to: “Joint positions sense, is a sense that informs the brain about the position of the individual body parts in space. Signals from sensory bodies in the tendons, joints, muscles and skin are analyzed in the cerebellum and the large brain for a conscious picture of the body's spacious position. "

Dr. Jose Palomar MD / Specialist Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon, who lives in Guadalajara, Mexico is the founder of P-DTR. He did not think that the methods he had available helped his patients adequately. For the last 20 years, he has studied and found the connection between the various receptors in the body.

In the body, there are free nerve endings (receptors) that register what is happening inside and outside your body. They can be divided into pain, mechano and chemoreceptors. E.g. when you touch the hot stove, a sharp and precise pain is experienced. Your body will reflexively, move away from the pain. Shortly after, you will experience a more soothing and diffuse pain in the area. These are two different pain receptors from which the brain receives signals. The signals are used to protect you, but can get out of balance and send too many signals. The brain will compensate with other muscles to lower the signals. With time this can create overload of the muscles and deformities in the body. In the long run, you will e.g. could get pain in the shoulder, neck or headache as compensation.

Evidence is currently being prepared for the effect of the treatment. When there are results, these will be announced here on the website. 

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