What is NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)?
NeuroKinetic therapy is a manual therapy that combines muscle testing and motor control theory. It is based on the premise that the cause of muscular pain lies in dysfunctional movement patterns; the wrong muscle working at the wrong time. By releasing the compensatory muscles and activating the correct movement patterns the motor control centre (MCC) in the brain can be influenced, restoring pain free movement.
What Does an NKT Therapy Treatment Consist of?
A treatment starts with a detailed medical history and some basic postural and active movement assessment. A combination of muscle testing, deep tissue massage and muscle activation techniques are then used to return dysfunctional movement patterns to natural function.
How Effective is NKT?
When it comes to chronic pain, NKT is extremely effective, as it treats the root cause of the problem as opposed to just the symptom. There is often a marked improvement in symptoms after a single treatment, if the client completes the simple muscle release and activation homework they are issued with at the end of the session. However, a succession of between 3 and 5 treatments will ensure successful re-programming of the MCC.
Please refer to the book ‘NeuroKinetic Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing’, by David Weinstock, or visit www.NeruoKinetic Therapy.com for more explanation of the theoretical basis of this work.