Manual therapy + movement for the masses

Author archive for Phillip Snell

  • Oct192019

    Change in Subscription Fees-Welcome to Lifetime Membership

    $349.00. As of October 19, 2019, that’s the new subscription fee to DermalTractionMethod.com (DTM). However, all previous members have been…

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  • Apr302018

    Pain in the Nethers-Conversation About DTM and Pelvic Pain

    This is a live discussion between Dr. Dean and Dr. Snell discussion DTM treatment options for coccydynia, some pelvic pain, upper…

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  • Jan292018

    Coccydynia and DTM-CASE STUDY

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  • Mar122017

    Use “Oklahoma” to Address Cluneal Neuralgia

    Here’s another way to address a surprisingly common presentation of low back pain…cluneal neuralgia. Some may recall the blog post on FixYourOwnBack that we recently released. In the “how-to” videos on YAP, you saw a few different ways to address this condition. This one, so-called “Oklahoma” is easily applied while sitting and can be helpful when people have pain when driving, flying or working at the computer.

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  • Mar112017

    How Hard? How Long? How Many Times?-FAQs About DTM/YAP

    Here we answer some common questions for beginning DTMers. These questions relate to the intensity of the application, the duration and the frequency of the application. KEY TAKE HOME MESSAGE: THE BENEFIT YOU GET WILL BE TRANSIENT INITIALLY BUT WITH REPETITIONS, THE RESULTS WILL BE CUMULATIVE!

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  • Mar112017

    “That pinchy thing has made all the difference.”

    Chiropractic Physician says: Mid-40s spin/barre enthusiast who has been struggling with 10 years of hip discomfort/tightness with a history of multiple hip surgeries. Great in-office results however been struggling with home exercise compliance until a breakthrough last week. Comes in reenergized and excited about finally “doing her homework” yesterday… Me: “What part of your home care do you see the best results with?” Patient: “That pinchy thing has made all the difference.”-MaryAnne Harrington, DC, Costa Mesa, CA

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  • Mar112017

    “…We had her deadlifting by the end.”

    Chiropractic Physician says: “…patient with 3+ years of left high hamstring pain, worse with sitting, lunging and forward flexion. Had 2 rounds of prolo with some dry needling mixed in about 6 months ago which seemed to help some, but now it is back full force. Has gradually removed more and more movements from her workouts, does not run anymore. You know what’s next…DTM with varied positions and movement mixed with some non-compressive isometric loading of the hamstring. No pain with MS flexion and we had her deadlifting by the end.“
    -Beau Beard, DC, Birmingham, AL

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  • Mar042017

    “Acupuncturist completely blown away…”

    From a Chiropractic Physician: “Patient presents with pain in the medial aspect of the fourth finger after playing guitar. Pain reported to be exacerbated by finger flexion and extension. DTM to the inter-metacarpal region significantly reduced finger pain with flexion and extension. Mulligan-like mobilization to the 4th DIP reduced the remainder of the finger flexion/extension pain. Pending results with guitar playing…This patient is an Acupuncturist and was completely blown away by how much his pain was reduced with DTM to the inter-metacarpal region.”
    –Allie Dash, DC, Portland, OR

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  • Mar042017

    “Patient started laughing and couldn’t believe it!”

    Chiropractic Physician says-“49 year old male, suffered fall c3/4 herniation, c6/7 herniation, with bulges all other levels and chronic neck pain and radiculitis to left hand. Cleaned up all the pain and constant radicular symptoms with traction and MDT. Still getting intermittent shooting pain down the hand with forward head flexion, protraction and reaching with left arm (think bending forward while seated to tie a shoe).
    Used DTM on the left shoulder and cervical spine while going through that reaching motion and all symptoms abolished. Patient started laughing and couldn’t believe it.”
    –James Valcarcel, DC, Ormond Beach, FL

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  • Mar032017

    DTM in a Crossfitter’s Shoulder

    Chiropractic Physician-“Received a message from a Crossfit athlete I worked on yesterday for shoulder tightness and discomfort. “First day I’ve done jerks in awhile where my shoulders felt open. 20#PR on top of it. Thanks for yesterday!” “-Chad Eldridge, DC, Winter Park, FL

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