Functional Neurology

What is Functional Neurology (PDTR)?

PDTR is a therapeutic system that uses functional neurology tools to remove pain by treating the sensory nervous system

My Goal

To help create an optimized, pain-free, version of you, by finding the cause of your complaint, not just symptoms.

The current accepted medical model is focused on suppressing the symptoms, so you only temporarily feel better. They focus their resources on examining the area in pain, prescribing medication or using expensive equipment, ignoring the rest of the body.

What I do differently

First I take a detailed injury history and assess current lifestyle, then I start to look at the current complaints and how they might link to any life style or historic events. I then start testing muscles ability to contract, relax and their range of motion in different positions. Once we have all of this information we can start to test the receptors of the body and see how this effects the previous tests.

What is a receptor?

Receptors (free nerve endings) are part of the sensory nervous system that send information to our brain so we can see, hear, smell and feel the environment around us. They will also act as feedback loops for internal reactions as well to control the biochemical balance in the body.

Why is this important?

Receptors can have direct effect on a muscles ability to contract, relax, stretch and even the secretion of biochemicals which will have an effect on the strength or stability of the whole system.

Who needs this treatment?

PDTR can be used to fix nearly any issue in the body, if you have pain that other therapies have failed to clear or a reoccurring pain/injury that is only cleared for short periods then I can help.

What is the treatment?

The tests for PDTR rely on manual muscle testing and looking at the muscles ability to contract and relax while stimulating certain receptors.