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Articles about 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.

PUBMED ARTICLES

“A NOVEL APPROACH TO TREATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS – EFFECTS OF PRIMAL REFLEX RELEASE TECHNIQUE: A CASE SERIES”

Plantar fasciitis (PF), a common condition affecting physically active individuals, is typically treated with orthotics, two to four months of stretching programs, and/or surgery. Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT) is thought to reduce over‐arousal of the nervous system through down‐regulation of the primal reflexes. The technique has been suggested as a novel treatment method for patients suffering from PF. The purpose of this case series was to examine the effects of PRRT on patients with PF.

“A CLINICAL GUIDE TO THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF BREATHING PATTERN DISORDERS IN THE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE: PART 1.”

Appropriate assessment and interventions for breathing patterns prior to assessment of the patient’s musculoskeletal complaint may be beneficial. Breathing pattern disorders (BPDs) are remediable and influenced by biochemical, biomechanical, psychological, and/or unknown factors. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to demonstrate the integratration of a BPD assessment into a standard clinical musculoskeletal orthopedic examination.

“A CLINICAL GUIDE TO THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF BREATHING PATTERN DISORDERS IN THE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE: PART 2, A CASE SERIES”

Breathing pattern disorders (BPDs) are characterized by persistent, suboptimal breathing strategies that may result in additional musculoskeletal pain and/or dysfunction. The purpose of this case series was to examine the effects of Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) and breathing exercise interventions in physically active individuals that presented with a primary complaint of musculoskeletal pain, a BPD, and startle reflexes.

“TREATING GROIN AND HIP FLEXOR PAIN USING PRIMAL REFLEX RELEASE TECHNIQUE™: A CASE SERIES”

The nervous system plays a significant role in groin/hip flexor pain which is a common complaint in the active population. Patient examinations that lack consideration of the nervous system’s involvement may result in chronic pain and dysfunctional breathing patterns due to continuously excited (also known as “upregulated”) primal reflexes. Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT™) is a novel treatment paradigm that was designed to calm primal reflexes from their excitatory state. The purpose of this case series was to describe the effects of downregulating primal reflexes using PRRT™ on pain, function, and breathing pattern dysfunction in subjects who presented with groin and hip flexor pain and exhibited hyperesthesia to TriggerRegions™ in areas of respiration.

RESEARCH ARTICLES

“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.

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“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.

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INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES

“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?

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“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.

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“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!

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ARTICLES ABOUT JOHN IAMS, FOUNDER OF PRRT™

“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.

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“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.

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