We are proud to now offer NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) as part of our overall treatment paradigm. This technique looks at our compensation patterns from a motor control perspective. The Motor Control Center of the brain in the Cerebellum stores movement patterns, and this occurs in normal development, in response to our repeated habits and activities, or as a result of injury as the body attempts to protect itself and avoid pain.
Often times these movement patterns are dysfunctional and pain often results from imbalance, overuse, or overloading of tissues. More often then not, the pain that clients complain of may not even be in the area of the dysfunction, but merely is a result of it. NKT utilizes manual muscle testing to identify and address compensation patterns in which muscles may test weak (or inhibited) and other muscles are forced to work harder and become over active (or facilitated).
Another concept looks at the idea of relational inhibition, whereby one muscle, when activated, results in inhibition of one or more other muscles. Relationships can be found when looking at muscles that are functional opposites (traditionally thought of as agonist/antagonist), synergists (muscle or muscles that assist the primary mover/agonist), or muscles that fall along functional fascial lines.
This technique can, and is utilized in combination with many of the other techniques and therapies that we perform on a daily basis with all of our clients. This skill-set enables us to much better focus in on the root cause of any injury or pain syndrome that one may have, acute or chronic. The assessment and treatment approach also answers the all to familiar question of why certain treatments yield only temporary results. By eliminating these compensations and replacing them with appropriate sequencing of movement, the patient has a much better chance of long-lasting results.