Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) is a therapeutic approach designed to address pain and discomfort caused by overactive or persistent primitive reflexes in the body. These reflexes, also known as primitive or infant reflexes, are automatic movements that are typically present in infants and play a crucial role in their early development.
In some cases, these reflexes may not fully integrate or go away as the child grows, and they can persist into adulthood. When these primitive reflexes remain active, they can lead to muscular imbalances, tension, and pain, affecting an individual’s posture, movement, and overall well-being.
PRRT was developed by John Iams, a physical therapist, and is based on the concept that releasing and resetting these persistent primitive reflexes can help alleviate pain and improve functional movement. The technique involves a combination of gentle manual movements and muscle activations to target specific reflexes and promote their release.
During a PRRT session, the therapist assesses the individual’s reflexes and identifies any overactive or stuck reflexes that may be contributing to pain or discomfort. The therapist then applies precise and gentle pressure or movements to trigger the nervous system to reset and integrate the reflexes properly.
The key aspects of PRRT include:
- Reflex Assessment: The therapist evaluates the presence and activity of specific primitive reflexes in the individual.
- Reflex Release: The therapist applies gentle and controlled movements to release the overactive or persistent reflexes.
- Muscle Activation: Muscle activations are used to engage specific muscle groups to assist in the release process.
- Post-Treatment Exercises: After the reflex release, the individual may be given exercises to reinforce the integration of the reflexes and promote lasting changes in movement and posture.
PRRT is considered a non-invasive and painless technique that can produce rapid results in some individuals. It is commonly used by physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to address various musculoskeletal issues, emotional release, and pain conditions. PRRT is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include other therapeutic modalities and exercises.
As with any therapeutic approach, individual responses to PRRT may vary, and the effectiveness of the technique depends on the specific condition and the individual’s overall health. If you are experiencing pain or movement issues, it is essential to seek guidance from a qualified healthcare professional who can determine if PRRT or any other treatment is suitable for your specific needs. Sarah is willing to see anyone with this technique, and we can book in advance to accommodate your needs. Ideally, one would do this therapy right before going into a Ketamine treatment.
This therapy, PRRT, should take place right before going into a ketamine infusion and can put people in a relaxed state where they are physically and emotionally prepared to get the very most out of their treatment here at Revitalize Ketamine Clinic. Call or text 928-248-8082 to learn more and to book today.