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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]