Primal Reflex Release Technique

Primal Reflex Release Technique or PRRT as it is more commonly called is a manual therapy for relieving musculoskeletal pain. It is based on the principle that over-stimulation of the body’s primal reflexes is what creates pain and those pain patterns are often maintained by the body long after the soft tissue injury has healed. What are the primal reflexes? They are those reflexes that we are born with such as the withdrawal reflex, startle reflex etc. PRRT is found to be effective in addressing and releasing restrictions in joints, muscles and fascia. So because PRRT works at reflex speed it is incredible fast acting in resolving pain and if pain relief is not transpiring fast then it is possible to quickly move to a different discipline to resolve the site of pain. PRRT was developed by John Iams in Californian over the last number of decades and grew out of his knowledge of physical therapy and anatomy and it has been found to be effective in more 80% of patients with painful conditions.

Conditions Treated

PRRT is fantastic in breaking pain cycles that are occuring in your body from recent or old injuries. Here is a list of just some of the problems PRRT can be used to treat but there are many more.

  • Most types of muscle pain
  • Injuries and Cronic Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Joint Pain and Stiffness
  • Tennis and Golfer's Elbow

PRRT & Sport

PRRT has only been around a relatively short period of time but it has already gained a lot of traction amongst some professional athletes such as; Jay Schroeder (NFL) and Cory Withrow (NFL). PRRT is perfect for recovering from injury as it gives the body a “neural reboot” as it were, thus facilitating, and often allowing, immediate pain relief, so one can get on with their life, pain free.