Menopause Mania

2018-09-03T02:49:17+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Insomnia. Fatigue. Lowered libido. Mood swings. All of these are classical symptoms of menopause. I remember the first patient I ever worked on who asked me as a last ditch effort if there was anything I could do to ease her symptoms. It was more of an [...]

Mysterious Medial Knee Pain

2018-09-03T02:50:38+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last month I worked on a woman who came in complaining of persistent medial knee pain. She had undergone a full knee replacement two years prior with the discomfort having been present ever since. Originally thinking this was just an immediate result of the surgery, she assumed that time and proper [...]

Obesity and Dietary Compliance

2018-09-03T02:52:36+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Obesity is a complicated disease. Comorbid conditions. A mess of environmental and psychosocial causes. The question of who should actually be treating it. A ways back I was referred a client by a nutritionist friend of mine. She had been working with this gentleman for the past year and had made [...]

When Surgery isn’t an Option

2018-09-03T02:54:49+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Quite often, I get clients in looking to avoid surgery on XYZ. Barring cases of full tears, nerve compression at the level of the roots, or serious athletes unable to modify daily activities, this is often a very manageable request. One of my favorite clients in this boat was a 60 [...]

The Gunk in the Glide

2018-07-29T17:58:03+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two weeks ago I had a client come in complaining of dizziness every time he flexed his neck forward. When had it started? After a self adjustment. Now the most important disclaimer and a huge takeaway from this entry... anybody save for a trained profession should NEVER even consider cracking or [...]

Don’t Let A Label Get You Down

2018-06-04T02:19:54+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“I have a torn ligament in my pelvis, cysts around my sacrum, my personal trainer is afraid to work with me now, and I can’t move without pain.” This is what a client wrote to me in her intake forms. Whenever a client has known structural tears I’m always completely upfront [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]