Nerve Entrapment and the Popliteal Fossa

2018-06-04T02:18:38+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A few weeks back I encountered a quite challenging case. A woman came in chronic knee pain, having gotten persistently worse over the last two years. She had had every X-ray, MRI, and other scan and blood work under the sun done and everything came back squeaky clean. Our first session [...]

The Iliolumbar Ligament and Spinal Loading

2018-06-04T02:18:01+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently worked with a client coming in complaining of a deep, pinching pain in his groin. His symptoms came on quite acutely after performing a high pull in the gym with poor form. One of the most common causes of lifting injuries occurs when rounding out the spine under load [...]

Neurological Manual Muscle Testing with Dr. Jose Palomar

2018-06-09T21:46:54+00:00By |Categories: In The Press|

What Are You Testing? Stimulus from exteroreceptors, interoreceptors, and from special receptors such as taste, vision, and hearing could cause the reflex muscle response. Myotatic or stretch reflex is one of the responses we could assess and use as an indication for different stimulus, it could be hypotonic (inhibited reflex), normal [...]

Hyperhidrosis

2018-05-19T02:40:51+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A few weeks back at a pop up clinic in London I worked on a gentleman suffering from hyperhidrosis. To say that this issue was impacting his life was putting it lightly. All day, every day his hands and feet sweat uncontrollably. And I really do mean uncontrollably. To the point [...]

Thoracic Rotation

2018-05-08T16:12:59+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I worked on a golfer who came in complaining of limited thoracic rotation. We performed a basic seated rotation test and found... no limitation at all. Curious. Moving onto manual muscle testing, we found that his left pec major clavicular, right lat, and left external oblique were all inhibited. [...]

Understanding Pain Patterns

2018-05-03T05:45:47+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do you find yourself treating "pain" without always getting to the source of where it's coming from? Often clients come to see me to treat symptoms of discomfort and pain. Discomfort can take hold somatically in many forms. The way the symptoms present are clues that tell us not only what [...]

Restless Leg Syndrome Alleviated

2018-04-25T01:59:23+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

I received a call from a woman wondering if I could help her with her unexplained cramping in her both of her legs. She described that the symptoms began 6 weeks prior and at its worse she wasn’t able to walk. The symptoms had intensified to the point that she couldn’t [...]

Meniscal Assessment

2018-04-24T23:08:54+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A few weekends back students in the Chicago Intermediate class learned how to assess for and differentiate between dysfunction in the anterior and posterior horns of the medial and lateral menisci. Similar to degenerative discs in the spine, some degree of meniscal degeneration over time is quite natural. As the majority [...]

Keep an Eye on Pain (Literally)

2018-04-21T01:59:25+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that you have the potential to release an opioid even stronger than morphine at any moment you please? Thanks to the interplay between the visual spinotectal pathway and the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG), this is one of our most innate, built in antalgic mechanisms. Receiving information from the [...]