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 [...]

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 [...]

Muscle Ligament Relationships

2018-03-02T01:21:48+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago I met with a new client complaining of issues with hip external rotation. This gentleman regularly worked out and ever since taking a fall a month back, he had been unable to sustain right external rotation throughout the duration of a squat. This was true both weighted [...]