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
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.
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
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 relev
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
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
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
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