A Spotlight on Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

2018-06-04T02:20:51+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A few weeks back during the second module of P-DTR Chicago Intermediate, students took an in depth look at foot and ankle biomechanics. This included everything from osteology to major ligamentous and tendinous structures to common pathologies. Honing in on important signs and symptoms to guide you to assess for dysfunction [...]

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 [...]

Swallowing Pills

2018-02-18T23:52:06+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding how to assess cranial nerves is of paramount importance when working with clients who have experienced concussions, migraines, dental work, and cervical procedures, not to mention hyper or hypo sensitivity to various senses such as smell, light, and sound. Today in the P-DTR Amsterdam Advanced class, students learned how to [...]

Blood Pressure Dysfunction

2018-02-18T23:46:10+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies, P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This weekend the P-DTR DC Foundations students wrapped up their education with a full day of learning about various challenges and symptoms accompanying a lengthy list of cranial and sacral faults. These dysfunctions are almost guaranteed in those that have suffered from concussions, dental work, TMJD, migraines, and whiplash. Specific faults [...]

Iliolumbar Ligament

2018-01-05T01:56:51+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This past week, students in the P-DTR Amsterdam Intermediate course delved into an in depth examination of spinal biomechanics. One of the most thorough protocols students learned was a full evaluation of the three bands of the iliolumbar ligament. This ligament is crucial in ensuring the stability of the lumbosacral spine [...]

Lateral Line Dysfunctions

2018-01-05T01:52:55+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lateral line dysfunctions? Don't forget to assess the calcaneocuboid joint. Integral to the force on the calcaneocuboid joint is the peroneus longus. This muscle courses behind the lateral malleolus and around the cuboid under the foot before finally inserting into the lateral aspect of the base of the first metatarsal and [...]

Multitasking

2017-12-17T07:35:49+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that P-DTR can help to improve our ability to multitask? Often times our ability to maximize cognitive focus is dampened by limited resources. These limited resources can result from diversion via overactive pain information, emotional distractions, mechanical issues, chemical sensitivities, and more. While we often think of multitasking [...]

Plantar Fasciitis

2017-12-17T08:14:23+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies, P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In P-DTR we often talk about fixing the 'software' of the body. Hardware problems include more structural issues such as tears, fractures, arthritis, bursitis, etc. One of the most common questions I get asked by clients is if or how I can help them if they have hardware issue XYZ going [...]