Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) is a unique neurological therapy based on neurology,
biomechanics, neurophysiology, anatomy and profound research, founded by Dr Jose Palomar. It’s a
very gentle, non-invasive, and painless method based on the real time manual effect of particular
sensory receptors on the human body. It works directly with central nervous system and has a
logical scientific explanation for all of its teachings. Unique to P-DTR as a therapy, is and
understanding of the role that sensory nerve endings (‘receptors’) play in the function and processes
of the central nervous system. P-DTR uses receptors as its entry point to understand, assess and
treat all kinds of dysfunction, pain and symptoms that it is possible to experience.
The scope within which P-DTR is capable of operating, can be compared with an analogy with the
computer. Computers contain hardware, software and firmware. An example of the hardware would
be the screen, the keyboard or the speakers. An example of the software would be iOS, Microsoft
Word. An example of the firmware would be the programme that relays information from the on
switch to the hard drive to instruct it to boot up the computer for use. In the human body we can
apply the same analogy. The hardware is the bones, the ligaments, the organs, the nerves and blood
vessels and the physical brain itself. The software is the communication within the CNS (central
nervous system) and its many interconnected functions. The firmware are the primitive reflexes we
are born with as children and some of the autonomic unconscious functions that our bodies perform.
P-DTR as a therapy can be used primarily to treat the software and firmware components of the
above analogy, however it also has an important role to play in treating the causes of some hardware
problems such as chronic degenerative conditions, and also post operatively when changes have
been made surgically to the structure or hardware of the body.
P-DTR efficiently treats a wide spectrum of functional problems and solves musculoskeletal,
gastrointestinal, hormonal, chemical, and emotional dysfunctions. Dysfunction is a physiological

and reflexive disorder that, in most cases, has a compensatory mechanism. The main goal of the P-
DTR treatment is to restore the optimal reflexive activity of the nervous system to a stimulus. This

includes its motor, vegetative, and sensory response, which would result in no symptoms of pain or
discomfort as perceived by the client, optimal range of motion, and accurate appropriate adaptation
to the conditions of the external environment.