P-DTR, NKT & Muscles Testing Practice

What is the purpose of this practice?

The purpose of this practice is to become more proficient in P-DTR and any techniques associated with this. This includes practicing the protocol for these 2 techniques as well as dramatically increasing my understanding on anatomy, learn and become proficient in muscles testing, and learn neurology and how the nervous system interacts with the body.

What is Proprioceptive- Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)

Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)is the product of the original thought and research of orthopedic surgeon, Dr. José Palomar. This work recognizes that input from sensory receptors – and the way the brain processes the information from these receptors – is critical in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body. If feedback from proprioceptors is aberrant, then motor control is compromised, and pain and dysfunction will ensue.


Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, dysfunctional sensory receptors can be located and corrected, quickly restoring normal function and eliminating pain. Most therapeutic modalities address only the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that most of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software.” P-DTR® provides access to the software coding of the human nervous system, allowing you to quickly identify and resolve the root causes of pain and dysfunction throughout the entire body.


The P-DTR evaluation and treatment process is fast, non-invasive, and permanent. While a given set of symptoms can have many layers of software problems that need to be resolved, once a given channel of sensory information flowing to brain has been corrected, it will remain functional unless a new trauma occurs.

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What is NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)

NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system, is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control center learns through failure.

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The following are things I am looking to practice and better myself on.

*These are only the topics of Foundations Module 1/3. More topics will be added every 3 months when I take another 40hr pdtr Module

  • Muscle Testing

  • P-DTR Theory Application

  • P-DTR Protocol with a variety of receptors

  • Reviewing Subsystems of the body and their application

  • Practicing Deep Tendon Reflexes

  • Reviewing NKT Protocol

  • Scar Vectoring

  • Rules & Theory of Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons

  • Spinal Ligaments

  • Impact Dysfunctions along spine


What should I wear?

Athletic attire would be best for now or something like yoga pants that is a little more form fitting. Please do not wear dense/immobile attire such as jeans.

What days can these sessions be scheduled?

 I am going to try to avoid scheduling on the same day as my normal work schedule for energy purposes. So full sessions will be when I am available.

If you have a session planned we can add an extra 30 mins before or after your session time to practice as well.

What will we work on during the practice session?

If you're attending a we can discuss what you're feeling in your body and see if some of our mutual goals align that day. I want to make sure your time is valued too. For instance if your shoulder was bothering you we could do some muscle testing and see if P-DTR or NKT will help that area with the use of muscle testing to determine the true root of the problem. If you're just here for support we can focus on whatever I feel the weakest in at the time of my studies and need the most work on.