February 16, 2019

The clues are there if you know what to look for…

This conversation took place in my practice (Eastside Bodywork in Kirkland) this week:

Client: “I felt great for a while after our last session but then my symptoms started coming back.”

Me: “Okay. Do you remember what you did just before the symptoms came back? Did anything unusual happen?”

Client: “I remembered that you had told me to pay attention to anything unusual, so when the symptoms started showing up again I thought about it and realized that, after our last session I had been mostly working from home at my computer and I wasn’t wearing a bra around...

November 12, 2018

I am so proud and thrilled to share that I've just completed the entire P-DTR training series (Foundations, Intermediate and Advanced) and passed my final written exam yesterday.

On top of correcting movement restrictions and pain patterns I can now address nerve entrapment, cranial nerve dysfunctions, and problems resulting from metabolic or lymphatic issues.

Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) is THE most cutting edge manual therapy technique currently available. It addresses SO MANY dysfunctions of the human body via correcting reflexes within the nervous system. Simply put, functionality or dy...

November 22, 2017

And that's how we roll

November 14, 2017


Simone Holderbach, LMT/NKT/CES/P-DTR

Foam rolling is a great self-care tool - when applied correctly. Here are some research-based facts on foam rolling.

Did you know that…

… when you foam roll and feel better it is actually the nervous system that you have influenced. It is unlikely that any changes in the mechanical properties of the tissues have occurred. You have convinced the nervous system to let you move farther, with greater ease or with greater strength. How cool is that!

… typically, the areas that hurt the most when you foam roll are very tight. And they...

October 5, 2017

My typical client is in chronic pain of some sort and has tried many different things to get out of it. I would say 80-90% of them check the “I clench my jaw”-box on their intake form. Most of my clients wear or have been prescribed night guards (that they often don’t wear). So, no matter where in the body their pain is, I always include the jaw in my assessment.

Clients are always amazed when we trace back their symptoms to their jaw but are easily convinced that it is relevant when they realize how weak their core muscles are when I have them relax their jaw during a manual muscle test and how strong the...

September 19, 2017

If you've met me, you know that I am always on the outlook to find and master new treatment options that provide the best outcomes for my clients. For the past couple of months, I've been studying a technique called P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex). It doesn't roll of the tongue easily and probably, you've never heard of it - yet.

P-DTR is THE most cutting edge neurological technique for pain management. If it doesn't look or sound familiar to the general public just yet, it certainly will in a few years. Immediate lasting results, especially for cases that had been labeled 'untreatable', speak fo...

April 20, 2016

This isn't just a great song but summarizes a relationship that I see every day in my practice. Almost each of my clients who comes to see me because of pain issues has an underlying breathing dysfunction that they are unaware of.


Most people today are shallow chest breathers who have never learned to use their primary muscle of inhalation - the diaphragm. Being in a constant state of stress is one reason for shallow breathing, but what makes matters worse is that many people (especially women) have actually been taught to suck their belly in at all times to look skinnier. This reinforces the compensatory...

With the holiday season’s flood of unhealthy temptations almost behind us there is a bright light on the horizon, the new year! January 1 is when we will start with our new healthy habits. We’ll eat right, and we will join a gym. Unfortunately, after a short period of time usually one of two things happens: a) we fall off the health wagon or b) we get injured only a few weeks into our new exercise regimen.


According to a study from the University of Arkansas, there has been a 35 percent increase in gym injuries in recent years. But why is that so? First of all, the general population is typically less phy...

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