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Monday, 19 December 2022 19:41

What is P-DTR Physiotherapy?

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P-DTR or Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex is a system that identifies and treats dysfunctional muscles, sensory nerve pathways, and receptors. P-DTR was developed by Dr. J. Pollmer, an orthopedic surgeon. P-DTR is based on the latest neuroscience achievements.

P-DTR Physiotherapy treats those with chronic and stubborn recurring pain that have not responded to traditional treatments.

Before explaining further what P-DTR is, we first must understand how pain works. Pain is an important defence mechanism; it warns the body about potential or actual injuries or diseases so that protective actions can be taken.

When you touch a hot stove, receptors called noxious signals send impulses to the spinal cord, which relate the information to the brain. The brain interprets the information as pain, localizes it, and sends back instructions through their receptors for the body to react. These receptors can become sensitized over stimulated or subject to some trauma causing dysfunctions in our nervous system. Dysfunctions cause inaccurate information to be transmitted to the brain, for example, once you injure your knee. Once that issue or injury heals, the receptors may stay sensitive to stimuli like to stretches and pressure because they are trying to protect from future problems. The brain at that point senses any danger it has to create an output leading to pain and weakness.    

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