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 [...]

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 [...]

Thumb Pain

2018-03-06T01:20:15+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This morning I saw a new client who had been diagnosed with mild trigger thumb and was experiencing significant pain at work while typing and doing computer work. She had previously received a steroid injection for the same issue in September of last year which helped to manage the discomfort, but [...]

Low Back Stiffness

2018-02-18T23:56:39+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Nondescript lower back pain is probably one of the most common complaints clients come in with. Such was the case this morning with a high powered businessman. While he had no pain to report, he had been suffering on and off from chronic tightness throughout his lower back. Upon testing him, [...]

Forearm Pain

2018-02-18T23:40:29+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bilateral forearm pain due to digestive dysfunction? Perhaps not the first thing that might come to mind but last night that was exactly the ticket. This particular client had recently experienced a nasty bout of illness that lasted the better part of three weeks. While she was finally healthy again, she [...]

Scapular Pain

2018-01-05T02:12:44+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday I worked with a client complaining of the ever-so-classic 'knot' between her scapula and spine. Per her report, she'd been having her kids dig their fingers into it for weeks with no lasting relief and had been waking up at night due to severe discomfort. She clearly had a very [...]

Shoulder Abduction

2018-01-05T02:02:10+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Abduction is arguably one of the most intricate movements of the shoulder complex. With coordination between humeral glide, scapular movement, and clavicular rotation, not to mention the numerous muscles and ligaments stressed in turn, there are plenty of opportunities for this movement to go wrong. A few weeks back I had [...]