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An introduction to the Dermal Traction Method (Workshop)

Course Date

Start: 28th April 2020 @ 18:00pm
End: 28th April 2020 @ 20:00pm

Course Location

Associazione Italiana Chiropratici
VIa Margutta, 54, Roma, Italy, Italy


Course Description


Hour 1: Myofascial Trigger Point (MFTP) theory, Changing paradigm of MFTPs, Neural contributors to MFTPs, Integration of pain science in MFTPs

Hour 2: Practical application of Dermal Traction Method (DTM), Treatment of Neck and Shoulder, Treatment of Back and Hip, Treatment of Leg and Foot


Dr. Phillip Snell holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Western States and has a clinical chiropractic practice in Portland, OR. He lectures internationally to other medical providers on the use of exercise interventions and manual therapy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Dr. Snell is content manager and creator of, and With Dr. Justin Dean, he is the co-creator of and NeuroCentricApproach.

Dermal Traction Method (DTM) is a neurocentric manual therapy technique that Dr Snell developed with one of his former associates, Dr. Justin Dean. He had been doing this kind of work for many years and was urged to describe it and let others know about it. It bridges the pain science research and the changing paradigm regarding myofascial trigger points, which now suggests that trigger points likely represent a mechanical interface dysfunction between superficial cutaneous nerves and other structures. His work is primarily exercise focused and uses DTM, mostly as a way to greatly reduce or eliminate pain within a desired movement pattern. With pain removed, a more authentic movement pattern may be accessed and trained.


Further information on the Dermal Traction Method can be found at:


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