Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.

Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis, Concussion Treatment

No Drugs, Surgery or Manipulation

Several Recent Pain Elimination Cases
w/o Meds!!

Knee Pain-3 surgeries
A 46 yr old f/m client presented with severe knee pain w/limited ROM. Had 3 surgeries. Next step-replacement. Not recommended, too young. In short session, PNPR™, pain gone, ROM-100%

Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Last Wednesday,
client presented w/severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Finger on right hand bent, unable to straighten, a lot of expressed pain. After short session, patient had full ROM and no pain.

Back/Thigh Pain *DrL told me I had 5 min to work w/his client's back/thigh pain. In 3-4 min. her pain was gone, w/o drugs or manipulation.

Techniques for Injury Management


(Bone breaks heal quickly, cancer pain reduced w/o medication, opioid use reduced)

Help to Reduce Opioid Use

Q&A Link Below


Introducing a non-invasive, drugless, w/o surgery or manipulation injury management technique

PsychoNeuro Pain Response™ (PNPR™)

Talking Away Pain™

Phoenix Suns Use Alternative Therapies-AZ Fox TV10

Wipe Away Any Pain With The Power of The Mind-KSTP TV5, MN


Cases show that it is possible to safely reduce the healing time for bone breaks.

Cases show that it is possible to safely reduce the healing time for bone breaks.

    1    Football player - broken left wrist. Physician removes cast in four vs six weeks because of rapid healing. Athlete returns to play in four weeks and catches TD pass. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EelhrOpQ-9Y>

    2    Swedish mental trainer had a two week old crack in the radial bone, left arm. After viewing a demonstration, he was pain-free and able to carry his luggage. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt47Vey9GYI>

    3    Soccer player - breaks radial bone. The bone is set at the Schwan’s USA Soccer Cup tournament clinic instead of the normal ER. Also PNPR™ <https://www.reliefforyou.com/page7.html> is utilized instead the generally recommended general and local anesthetic. Case published in Practical Pain Management Journal (Click on Journal icon to view article - <https://www.reliefforyou.com/page7.html>)

   4    X-rays indicated that an elderly patient had a broken toe. After a short PNPR™ session, the patient  was pain-free and danced, that evening, for nearly four hours on a concrete floor. (Patient testimonial letter available upon request)

5. Runner Hurts First Baseman-Multiple Injuries - Winning Games: Baseball’s New Moneyball. It’s not defensive alignments and applies to all sports. Article from The Hot Corner - V10 N2, pp 9-18.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/TheHotCorner/TheHotCornerSecondEdition.pdf

On Wednesday, June 23, while receiving a throw from third, the batter knocked the  first baseman unconscious. The first baseman received a broken wrist and a concussion with amnesia. He also cut his eyelid and brow both requiring stitches. Two days after his accident, June 25, the first baseman was taught PNPRTM to safely control his pain and speed his recovery. His pain immediately decreased. On June 29, his third session, he reviewed and practiced the PNPRTM techniques he had learned.

The next day, June 30, exactly one week after his injuries, the player saw his orthopedic surgeon. When the surgeon read the X-ray of his broken wrist, he asked if the injury was a year to one and a half years old. When told it was one week old, he could not believe it. The following week, two weeks after the wrist was broken, the orthopedic surgeon removed the player’s cast. He mentioned that he had never removed a cast earlier than six weeks before. “It was amazing,” he said.

6 Hand fracture -  Coach Sabala's Daughter:  While working on my plantar fasciitis with Dr. Petras, I mentioned that my 10 year old daughter broke her right hand, above her ring finger. After my third session, Dr. Petras had my daughter come into the room. She was experiencing considerable pain from the 2 day old break. After roughly 5 minutes, her pain was gone. At her next appointment with her orthopedic, she had no pain and the x-ray showed no fracture and they actually had to look at the previous x-ray to find where the break was. For the next 2 weeks, she never experienced pain. Her physician was surprised at the speed of her healing and released her at 3 weeks versus the normal 6-8 weeks. She is back to playing softball with no signs of discomfort. It was truly an amazing result of the services Dr. Petras can provide. By the way, the session was over-the-phone.

Based on Dr. Petras' work with cancer patients, workers' compensation injuries, pain and with healthy and injured athletes, he has developed a drugless, non-invasive injury, pain management technique called PNPR™. It safely speeds healing, quickly eliminates pain and improves ranges of motion (functionality) when conventional, standard medicine (CSM) and training procedures have failed to do so.

Clinical trials and research on PNPR™ have been conducted with City of St. Paul, MN (Workers' Compensation, Risk Management Divisions) and at the University of Ottawa's Sports Medicine Centre. Results show that PNPR™ is safe, effective, immediate and long-lasting.

Research Article
"When drugs, surgery and rehab fail: Relieving pain, reducing costs and returning employees to work."

Click CWCE icon to read article
Research with the City of St. Paul, MN Workers' Compensation Division. Instrumental in saving the City over $1 million in workers' compensation costs.

The Technique
PNPR™ is a combination of well-known techniques found in literature. These techniques allow the body act as its own biofeedback mechanism. PNPR™ offers hope for health by engaging the conscious mind in interesting, focused, neutral and positive self-talk while the mind-body automatically improves in the quickest, most efficient and healthful way possible.

Generally, four steps are involved:

  1. Define pain.
  2. Show the athlete or non-athlete how to control pain.
  3. Determine if it is safe for the pain to be eliminated or reduced.
  4. Deal with any stress or fear the individual may be experiencing due to the pain, injury or otherwise.

Click photo to read article

"Reducing pain and anxiety during reduction of a fracture"
Article discusses the procedure used on an injured soccer player at the Schwan's USA Soccer Cup

There is little to no risk with the PNPR™ technique. The athlete or non-athlete is generally referred to Dr. Petras by her or his physician, physical therapist, trainer or other healthcare professional. During the sessions, the referring healthcare professional is kept appraised of the results. At the completion of the sessions, the individual returns to the referring healthcare professional, in order for him or her to determine the appropriate activity levels or other treatments.

Since the introduction of the PNPR™ technique, there has never been a problem, abreaction observed or reported.

Question & Answers Link Below

Q&A for PNPR™/TAP™

A Partial List of Conditions Responding to Dr. Petras' Techniques:

Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle, 2°inversion sprain, continued pain
Ankle, previous Fibula fracture-post cast treatment
Back-facet sprain
Back Pain-Lower
Behavioral Change
Breast Cancer-biopsy pain
Breast Pain-unknown origin
Broken neck
Broken ribs
Broken toe
Broken wrist
Bruised hip
Cancer pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Charley Horse
Chronic Ankle Sprain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Headaches
CMP Syndrome-knees
Compartment syndrome
Crossed eyes
Cruciate Ligament
Damaged meniscus
Disc-herniated and degenerated
Elbow-chronic epichondilytis
First-degree inversion ankle sprain
Grade 2 ankle sprain
Hamstring strain
Head trauma
High Blood Pressure
Jaw and neck pain
Knee; Medial Rentinaculum Irritation
Knee; Reiter’s Syndrome
Low abdominal strain
Lyme Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Spasms
Neck, shoulder w/headache
Neck-tenderness, paravertebral spasm, Severe restriction
Occipital Headaches
Pain due to Surgery for Breast Cancer (teletherapy - over phone)
Patella tendonitis
Phantom pain
Quadriplegic - groin and pelvic pain
Repetitive injury management
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff injury
Shoulder Tendonitis
Silicone Implants-fatigue, pain
Sternoclavicular Sprain
Stress Fracture
Surgery - pre- and post- operative Injury management
Thumb dislocation, decrease in ROM, muscle weakness
Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis-shin splints
Tic Douloureux


*Dr. Petras is not a medical doctor and does not practice medicine. He teaches techniques that allow clients to safely and quickly eliminate pain and improve their health. Healing is a spiritual thing...All physical problems begin on the mental, spiritual level. True healing requires balancing the mind and body, guided by Spirit. Nothing said, printed, or produced by Dr. Petras is intended to diagnose or prescribe a remedy for a disease or condition or to take the place of a health practitioner or licensed physician. Should you decide to use any ideas, tools, procedures, exercises or other suggestions, you are encouraged to seek medical help when those services are appropriate. You are responsible for your own health care and maintenance.

Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.
Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis
P.O. Box 5295
Scottsdale, AZ   85261-5295





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