P-DTR (Manual Functional Neurology)
What is P-DTR?
P-DTR is an advanced and unique neurological therapy based on neurology, biomechanics, neurophysiology, anatomy and profound research. It works directly with the Central Nervous System and has a logical scientific explanation for all of its teachings. Under the guidance of Dr. Jose Palomar (founder and orthopaedic surgeon). People who will benefit most from P-DTR are those who have struggled to get results with typical therapy, or have suffered chronic pain for a lengthy period of time.
Put simply, P-DTR is the practical application of theoretical neurology. The inspiration and source material for this technique is drawn primarily from a profound understanding of neuroanatomy, physiology and orthopaedics. All of the information that is delivered as part of our practitioners educational journey can be found in any neurology, physiology or orthopaedic textbook anywhere in the world. The difference is that P-DTR training will enable our practitioners to understand exactly how to interact with all of the neurological theory in each and every person that they treat. The textbook knowledge becomes immediately applicable to each person being assessed and treated using P-DTR which enables both practitioner and patient to see neurology acting and adapting in real time.
Unique to P-DTR as a therapy, is and understanding of the role that sensory nerve endings (which will be called ‘receptors’ henceforth) play in the function and processes of the central nervous system. P-DTR uses receptors as its entry point to understand, assess and treat all kinds of dysfunction, pain and symptoms that it is possible to experience in the human form.
To illustrate the scope within which P-DTR is capable of operating, we will borrow a well known analogy from the computer. Computers contain hardware, software and firmware. An example of the hardware would be the screen, the keyboard or the speakers. An example of the software would be Microsoft Word, or Windows XP. An example of the firmware would be the programme that relays information from the on switch to the hard drive to instruct it to boot up the computer for use.
In the human body we can apply the same analogy. The hardware is the bones, the ligaments, the organs, the nerves and blood vessels and the physical brain itself. The software is the communication within the CNS and its many interconnected functions. The firmware are the primitive reflexes we are born with as children and some of the autonomic unconscious functions that our bodies perform.
P-DTR as a therapy can be used primarily to treat the software and firmware components of the above analogy, 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.
Dr. Erik has completed all four modules of the Foundations program, and successfully passed the exam. He is the only P-DTR practitioner in Atlantic Canada.