What Is NeuroKinetic Therapy™?
NeuroKinetic Therapy™ (NKT) is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality designed to locate and resolve dysfunctional movement patterns, allowing for proper restoration of muscular balance. NKT focuses on restoring function by addressing the neurological connection of muscles to the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the brain. The MCC coordinates and organizes all movement patterns in the body, including both efficient routines as well as improper dysfunctional patterns that can occur in response to injury and over use. When a muscle is not functioning correctly, other structures will compensate for this loss of function. And while a compensation pattern allows us to complete a task the brain is trying to do, it is not as efficient as using the proper muscles. This can lead to pain, loss of function, or further injury.
How Does It Work?
NeuroKinetic Therapy™ accesses the MCC through manual muscle testing. Using a system of precise muscle tests, it allows for the ability to change the dysfunctional programming of the brain. By testing muscles in specific relation to each other, the practitioner can gather information on what muscles become chronically tight to brace for weaker muscles, thus indicating a dysfunctional relationship. NKT not only identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction, but also corrects it very quickly, painlessly and with lasting results.
What Is NKT Treatment Like?
Performing manual muscle tests, the practitioner applies pressure/resistance to a specific function to see what information is provided. There are three kinds of pressure used in the testing: light, medium, and heavy. Depending on the information found, the practitioner will then release the muscle or reactivate proper muscle firing in the affected area.
Once a dysfunctional relationship is found, the brain has to relearn how to perform the correct movement and rid itself of the dysfunctional one. The pattern is reinforced by a series of exercises to reduce the likelihood of reverting back to the dysfunctional pattern.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With NKT?
Many pain and soft tissue conditions can benefit from NeuroKinetic Therapy™. Some common conditions treated include: Whiplash, Headaches, TMJ, Rotator Cuff, TOS, Plantar Fasciitis, Pain or Weakness related to the Neck, Elbow, Wrist, Shoulder, Upper Back, Low Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, and many more.