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Foundation (EN) - Module 1

14 - 18 Oct 2019 | 2nd edition


The Foundation Series provides a comprehensive curriculum designed to introduce students to functional neurology. This encapsulates full assessment of the body for any number of afferent dysfunctions and instruction on how to reset information from aberrant pathways. Students will gain a thorough understanding of how the body creates basic dysfunctions and compensatory patterns and most importantly, the systematic process that has been developed to treat these dysfunctions on a permanent basis.




• Introduction
• Muscle spindle cell dysfunctions
• The event
• Nocioception


P-DTR Foundation Series | Module 1


  • What is P-DTR?

    • Origins

    • How does it work?

    • What does it treat?

      • Software vs. Hardware analogy

  • Core Principles of P-DTR

  • Receptor classes

  • Proprioception

    • Exteroception

    • Interoception

  • Muscle Spindle Cells

    • Intrafusal muscle fibers

      • Nuclear bag fibers

      • Nuclear chain fibers

  • Myotatic Stretch Reflex

    • Autogenic excitation

    • Reciprocal inhibition

    • Gamma motor neurons

  • Deep Tendon Reflex

    • Technique

    • Location of DTR’s and corresponding nerve roots

    • Superficial reflexes


  • Classes of stimuli

    • Proper stimulus

    • Opposite stimulus

    • Anti-stimulus

  • Application of muscle testing to P-DTR

  • Therapy Localization

    • What is TL?

      • Sensory and motor homunculi

    • What does TL do?

    • How is it used?

  • Muscle Testing Outcomes

    • Facilitated

    • Inhibited

    • Neurologic Switching

      • Normal autogenic responses to X and II’s

    • Hypertonicity

      • Global Hypertonicity

      • Regional Hypertonicity

      • Local Hypertonicity

  • Assessment and Treatment Protocol

    o   History

    o   Observation

    o   Palpation and orthopedic testing

    o   Normal autogenic responses

    o   Muscle testing

    o   P-DTR treatment

  • Paired Receptor Model

    • Components

      • Primary

      • Main Secondary

      • Virtual Secondary

      • Tertiary

  • Rules of P-DTR

    • Receptor rules

      • Stimulus

      • Opposite stimulus

      • Anti-stim

    • TL rules

    • DTR rules

    • Tertiary rules

  • Modes of Dysfunctions

    • Classifications

      • Basic mode

      • Multi modes

      • Hyper modes

    • Frequency of Firing

  • Rules of Indicator Muscles

    • Qualifying a valid indicator muscle

  • Universal Therapy Localization

  • Double Therapy Localization

  • Reactor/Reactive

    • Location of reactor and reactive

    • Proper stimulus

    • Options for treatment


  • Indications

  • Testing

  • Treatment


  • Fast pain vs. slow pain

  • Excitatory stimuli

    • Mechanical stimuli

    • Thermal stimuli

    • Chemical stimuli

  • Peripheral nocioceptive fibers

  • “Double” system of pain innervation

  • Dual nocioceptive pathways

    • Neospinothalamic tract

    • Paleospinothalamic tract

  • Dual nocioceptive neurotransmitters

    • Glutamate

    • Substance P

  • Nocioceptive Inhibition Patterns

    • Nocioceptive Withdrawal Reflex/Flexor Reflex Afferent

    • PMRF

    • Extrapyramidal Inhibition Pattern

    • Thalamic Inhibition Pattern

  • Gate Control Theory of Pain



09h00 - 17h00
Hotel Real Oeiras, Paço de Arcos



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