What is Neurokinetic Therapy?

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2023

To get you out of pain quickly and durably, one of the main techniques I use is called Neurokinetic Therapy, (NKT). NKT is a relatively new therapeutic approach, and its efficacy is still being researched and explored. I use NKT in almost every session because it gives me a precision plan of treatment to follow that gives my clients lasting change and immediate relief from their physical pain. 

Here's 10 facts to help you understand this technique better:

  1. Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) is a therapeutic approach that aims to address dysfunctional movement patterns and alleviate chronic pain through the reprogramming of the brain's motor control center, that's the part of the brain where movement originates.
  2. NKT combines principles from various disciplines such as neurology, anatomy, and manual therapy to assess and correct faulty movement patterns.
  3. The therapy is based on the concept that the body's movement patterns are controlled by the central nervous system, and when there is an injury or trauma, compensatory patterns may develop, leading to pain and dysfunction.
  4. NKT utilizes muscle testing to identify imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns in the body. Muscle testing involves assessing the strength and coordination of specific muscles and their relationship to other muscles.
  5. The therapist uses a systematic approach to identify the root cause of the dysfunction by assessing the relationship between weak and overactive muscles, referred to as the "neurological hierarchy."
  6. Once the imbalances and compensatory patterns are identified, NKT employs a series of manual therapy techniques, corrective exercises, and movement re-education to reprogram the motor control center and restore proper movement patterns.
  7. The therapy aims to address both the symptoms and the underlying cause of the dysfunction by targeting the faulty neurological connections that contribute to pain and movement limitations.
  8. NKT is suitable for people of all ages and all fitness levels and can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries, postural imbalances, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders.
  9. NKT is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, with the client actively participating in the assessment and corrective exercises to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
  10. The therapy can provide both immediate relief and long-term benefits by reestablishing proper movement patterns, improving strength and stability, and reducing pain and dysfunction.

There are 3 levels of practioner, Level 3 being the highest and most experienced level required. I am a Level 3 certified practitioner. I treat my clients in person and online. 

The best way to see how I can help you, is to book in a free body tuning session with me here.


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