“Injury, in general, teaches you to appreciate every moment. I’ve had my share of injuries throughout my career. It’s humbling. It gives you perspective. No matter how many times I’ve been hurt, I’ve learned from that injury and come back even more humble.” – Troy Polamalu
I think we all can agree with the former Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion Safety. Any injury that we receive, either mental or physical should make us feel stronger upon our return to peak form. It’s the journey we take, and the hard work it takes to overcome those injuries that let us know how fascinating and resilient our bodies are. Maybe you are here right now reading this blog post because you are looking for a way to help your body through some sort of pain. We believe that Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) treatments can help you with your muscle pain.
Let’s Get into P-DTR
P-DTR® deals with the various sensory receptors (proprioceptors) of the body and the way they affect and modify our movement patterns. These receptors (those for pain, stretch, pressure, hot, cold, vibration, etc.) all send information to the brain for processing and the brain takes this feedback into account when making decisions regarding our movement. The body discerns its best movement and motor response based on a wide variety of factors. These proprioceptive responses help the brain tell muscles how to respond.
Our nervous systems receive sensory data from the movements of our bodies. For example, if you burn yourself, you instantly shy away from it. Also, if you are stretching and you overdo it, those muscles should stop overworking in an effort to stop a tear from happening. If your nervous system determines that you are touching something extremely hot or that you are overstretching a ligament, this will cause an imbalance in the way you move and lead to pain and a handful of bodily deficiencies. What P-DTR is designed to do is to utilize a paired receptor model and reflex treatment to help get our bodies back to its proper movement.
How can P-DTR® help us
All our bodies are unique and respond to injury and treatment differently. According to pdtr-global.com, “P-DTR as a therapy can be used primarily to treat the software and firmware components… however, it also has an important role to play in treating the causes of some hardware problems such as chronic degenerative conditions, and also post operatively when changes have been made surgically to the structure or hardware of the body.”
The overall way that P-DTR can help muscle pain is through a number of muscle tests that will stimulate your deep tendon reflexes. P-DTR will rebuild and reconnect your faulty connections with healthy and natural proprioceptive responses. This natural treatment will help your brain to be better prepared in dealing with pain and help to restore proper motor functions.
How Pain and Performance Solutions can help
When you endure an injury and it goes unchecked our bodies will overcompensate for that imbalance and start working at unnatural and unhealthy levels. We at Pain and Performance Solutions will help to restore the proper functionality back to those unhealthy muscles. Through specific muscular challenges, the primary source of the dysfunction can be identified and eliminated and then reinforced with at home exercises and release work. If you have questions or would like to book a consultation, contact us at 707-636-4404 or fill out our online booking form.