Manual therapy + movement for the masses

Is there any scientific evidence to support the Dermal Traction Method?

Is there any scientific evidence to support the Dermal Traction Method?
July 30, 2019 Phillip Snell

This work is relatively new, and research has yet to support its inclusion into practice. However, the extremely low risk, ease of understanding and implementation in many commonly seen clinical pain syndromes offers quickly explorable options to opioid medications, steroid injections and surgical interventions. It’s focus on patient education and establishment of locus of control for the patient on pain management reduces fear avoidant behavior and costs associated with passive types of palliative care. The focus on restoration of painfree movement and encouragement for more exploration of movement is in accordance with research on exercise and active care in pain management. For these reasons, we feel the dissemination of this information in a public health environment seeking alternatives to alleviate disability and costs associated with pain is warranted.

  1. “Unhappy” neuro can alter motor behavior
  2. Neuro can become “unhappy” when it’s mechanical interface with the tissues it interacts with is poor
  3. Poor mechanical interface of neuro may lead to pathological compression or tension of the neuro
  4. Pathological compression or tension may lead to venous congestion or ischemia in vasculorum nervorum>sensitization of nervi nervorum>neuropathic pain
  5. Improving blood flow to neuro and mechanical interface of neuro can quickly remove nociceptive signal in a painul movement
  6. Removing pain in the movement pattern, even temporarily, allows for reprogramming of previously painful movement patterns