The Power of Direct Muscle Testing for Treatment and Diagnosis

In the realm of healthcare, accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective treatment. One intriguing diagnostic tool that is often used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other skilled practitioners is direct muscle testing. This approach, often associated with modalities like Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex®, has proven to be a valuable asset for us at DPPS. There are many reasons that direct muscle testing (versus indicator muscle testing) is useful, and here are several:

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Why learn about archetypes?

Archetypes can be recognized in archetypal images or symbols such as the mother, father, hero, and shadow. They are common to human experience and can be found in myths, fairy tales, religions, and dreams throughout history and across cultures. Archetypes are activated (or “constellated”) in individuals’ lives through personal experiences, dreams, and psychological processes. When an archetype is activated, it exerts a powerful influence on an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This activation often occurs during times of crisis, personal growth, or when facing significant life challenges.

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Hip Mobility

When it comes to mobility training, the hips and shoulders are often primary areas of focus. There’s good reason for that: they are the only

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