Articles about the Primal Reflex Release Technique™ for Pain Relief

The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ is a new manual-therapy approach for achieving pain relief that has gained recognition and interest from doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and other pain-relief professionals. Here are a selection of informational articles that have featured PRRT and its compelling results.


“Use of Primal Reflex Techniques in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Case Study”

By Nicola McKeon, P.T.

Physical therapy has a role to play in the treatment and management of the chronic pain patient. Diagnoses in the chronic pain population can be varied and include fibromyalgia, functional bowel disorders, headaches, and back pain. Evaluation and management can be difficult as multiple systems are often involved, and it is frequently confusing as to where and how to start treatment. Successful long-term results in the medical and physical therapy management of these patients can be disappointing.


“Inclusion of Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT) in the plan of care for shoulder pain: A case report”

By KerriJo Carnahan, S.P.T.

Shoulder pain in physical therapy is a common occurrence; however, literature is mixed when it comes to the most efficacious treatment approach. The purpose of this paper was to introduce a new technique, Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT), into the realm of shoulder care. This article describes the management of a 55-year-old male patient with bilateral shoulder pain during elevation which was insidious in nature.



“Primal Potential”

Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, 19:20, p. 10, September 28, 2008

By Brian W. Ferrie

When John Iams, M.A., P.T., was a teenager, he never could have envisioned pursuing a physical therapy career. Of course, that’s because he didn’t know what it was. More than 40 years later, Iams has not only flourished in his chosen profession but also invented a highly successful therapy method called Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT).


“When Reflexes Rule: A New Paradigm in Understanding Why Some Patients Don’t Get Well”

Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, 16:3, p. 41, January 17, 2005 By John Iams, P.T. M.A.

As P.T.s and P.T.A.s, we’ve learned to examine and treat muscles, fascia, joints, tendons, ligaments, neural tension and even the dura. But why not reflexes?


“Primal Reflex Release Technique: Welcome to a Paradigm Shift”

Cyber PT, May 7, 2008
By Frank Fantazzi, P.T., O.C.S., Amy Snyder, M.P.T., Mark Snyder, P.T.

Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT) is a new treatment approach in the field of pain treatment and management that has the potential to radically alter the influence of the physical therapist in the health care model. PRRT will create the next paradigm shift in physical therapy.


“Reflexes Rule and Can Be Cruel”

APTA | Orthopaedic Practice, Vol 15; 1;03, p. 41-42
By John Iams, M.P.T.

Could there be a missing piece in the puzzle of pain currently not being examined by even the most competent practitioners? The answer is a resounding, Yes!



“Straight to Success “

Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, 19:25, p. 28, December 2, 2008
By Lauren Himiak

Convinced that slumped posture led to pain, one PT created a system allowing patients to increase spinal mobility.


“Body & Soul”

The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 9, 2002
By Jack Williams

With nothing more invasive than his fingertips and a miniature rubber hammer, John Iams embarks on a daily pain-relief mission. His strategy: literally tapping into the body’s innate ability to heal itself.