Dr. José Palomar Lever, MD2017-12-14T09:04:52+00:00

Dr. José Palomar Lever is a practicing orthopedic surgeon and the founder of the Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex® method and P-DTR® Global – based in Switzerland. He began intensive research on the human software system – the fundamental rules underlying how the brain processes and responds to information  – in 2000.

Today, this comprehensive technique for identifying and correcting information processing errors (i.e. software dysfunction) within the body helps people around the world who suffer from acute and chronic pain, sensory problems, motor dysfunction, and a wide variety of symptoms that have otherwise left medical professionals baffled.


Dr. Palomar’s Background

Dr. Jose Palomar Lever is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. His interest in medical science started early; he began studies at the Universidad Autónoma of Guadalajara (UAG) at the age of 17. He later received orthopedic surgery and traumatology training at the Universidad del Ejercito y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos (University of the Mexican Army and Airforce). He completed his first orthopedic surgery at age 24.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Palomar gained experience as an orthopedic surgeon at the Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Institute of Jalisco, S.S.A. Shortly after his time as a staff surgeon in Jalisco, he received specialized training for minimally invasive spine surgery in Dallas at the Texas Back Institute.

After his interest in the specialized area of proprioception began in 2000, Dr. Palomar earned recognition as a Diplomate in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). In 2004-2005, he won the ICAK Alan Beardall Memorial Award for Research. Since then, 18 of his papers have been included in ICAK-USA proceedings, and he completed another graduate program in clinical neurology from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.

Since age 17, Dr. Palomar has continued to learn. He has focused his career path in a way that uniquely qualifies him as a specialist, researcher, and practitioner. The P-DTR technique is a reflection of his decades of study and research.

Today, Dr. Palomar continues to engage in ongoing research in the realm of P-DTR, practices medicine in Guadalajara.

Memberships & Affiliations

In addition to his rich educational history, Dr. Lever serves the medical community with his involvement. His current memberships and affiliations include:

  • Mexican Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Asociación Mexicana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
  • Asociación Medico Militar de Ortopedia y Traumatología
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the ICAK USA Chapter
  • President of the ICAK – Mexico Chapter
  • Member of the Board of Certified Teachers (BCT – ICAK)
  • Member of the International Board of Examiners (IBE – ICAK) (2005)
  • Founder of the Proprioceptive – DTR Technique (P-DTR)