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P-DTR Intro in Jakarta


Time in its essence. Things like such when you put off for a couple of years and decide on it again, I think it's His higher sense of timing (for you). It wasn't information completely new as I had covered certain concepts when I did psychology in Uni, and the refresher in my recent Sports Science SDip certainly helped.


I grapple with thoughts that start to run through about conditions that clients face, about the psychological state of people I know who are struggling in their lives, and how much more I could use this to help others out there. It's simply astounding yet unimaginable the wide spectrum of conditions that it can address. (Are you still with me?)


2-3 years ago, I took over a Parkinson's client from the last workplace I was at. I knew Pilates was one intelligent form of exercise that would keep him active in both mind and body. I encouraged him to continue his active lifestyle in the gym and maintain cardiovascular exercise. His condition didn't deteriorate and each time he returns to visit (he lives in the UK), I would know if he did- he would demonstrate increased alertness.


I reckon aside from having to deal with a debilitating condition like Parkinson's, age has its toll in maintaining one's motivation and energy to keep up to exercise (it becomes a chicken and egg situation). It proved though, that exercise does slow down the deterioration of PD, facilitated better mobility and coordination.


What scares me though? P-DTR could possibly be the missing link to what I would previously consider a psychological issue (motivation) or physical (strength) or medical (health) condition. It is exciting because you have like-minded, crazy (nerds) people who are on this same journey.


I really appreciate Josh from Rehab Pro for taking time to explain and let me have an experience of how P-DTR could be applied to address certain issues that I had faced and widening my lens to look at situations (from time of injury, post-injury rehab to race day scenario) from a broader scope so that I can consider further actions in my own training program.


It was certainly an eye opener and greater pleasure to meet Kim in person. She speaks with deep belief and affirmation for the work of Dr Jose Palmer who founded P-DTR. I am glad we had the opportunity to get some practical work done (and something to go home to practice with). The last 30 minute of the day was mind (and eye) boggling when Kim demonstrated on a few how she had noticed their compensations while we were practising. Techniques involving sound, compression etc were used; and wow, can you imagine if you had neurologically registered that sound was a sign of pain, anytime an airplane flew by, the brain would take that and create a sympathetic response in the body??


There are some things you can take at surface value on its effectiveness and efficacy, but for me, the logic and the results matched. I wouldn't doubt that in the next decade neuro-muscular work will still be the way to improve a person's quality of life whether in pursuit of better athletic performance, addressing injuries and dysfunctions.


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