Quit your YAPing: NEVER!

A necessary tool to soft tissue therapy

This post’s shout-out goes to Dr. Justin Dean. In the Spring of 2016 (about 3 years ago) our Rehab Club hosted a promising young doc from the west coast. He was reviewing the Clinical Audit Process (CAP is course I would certainly recommend) and my hope was to have a solid take-away. I remember the class so well because it ended up being the first post I would publish on my Facebook page!

Anyway, in addition to the CAP review he presented his YAPing technique. The “Yank-And-Pull” was a means by which to liberate fascia and tissue from neighboring structures, with specific emphasis on neurodynamics. They’ve since renamed the technique and it’s currently being advertised as DTM or “Dermal Traction Method.” It’s brilliant! Imagine blending skin-rolling and Stecco FM techniques to approach the Butler and Shacklock concepts of neurodynamics.

Fast-forward a year and in walks a patient who would be diagnosed with Maigne’s (thoracolumbar) syndrome. It was my first opportunity to use DTM on this diagnosis and the results were tremendous! So much so, that you can read it in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

Can’t wait to see what he brings to the table next!