Therapist Education

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:

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.

Uncover the Power of Therapy Localization and P-DTR®: Root-Cause Healing

In the pursuit of genuine healing, it is essential to move beyond mere symptom management and dive deep into understanding the underlying causes of our physical and emotional discomfort. In this article, we will explore how Therapy Localization (TL), a vital concept in the world of Applied Kinesiology, and its integration with Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex …

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