Neurokinetic Therapy fuels our whole Mobility Room philosophy. We dive deep into your movement patterns and weak points, to uncover your pain’s true root cause. Neurokinetic Therapy’s emphasis is hands-on muscle testing which enables us to quickly diagnose why a muscle is tense and overcompensating for weakness in other parts of the body. So you get better, faster.
Benefits of Neurokinetic Therapy
Pinpoints specific sources of pain
Lays the groundwork for effective therapeutic exercises
Introduces correct form, so you move pain-free
Neurokinetic Therapy Is Good For Anyone
With chronic or unresolved pain
With tight muscles
Exerting a lot of energy, whether you’re a powerlifter, marathoner, or yogi
What to expect
Many patients ask during treatment, “what is Neurokinetic Therapy?” We dig deep to get the total scoop on all of your injuries and often times NKT is the missing link. Together, we review your current injury, past injuries, and any surgical scars to help us pinpoint the cause of your pain. Using Neurokinetic Therapy, we evaluate how weak movement patterns cause compensation within the body through muscle testing. Next, expect a custom set of exercises to retrain your motor control centre and recharge your body.
Want to know more?
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) is a type of neurological physical therapy. It is designed to help your brain reconnect with your neurological-muscular signals. Neurokinetic Therapy is also known as manual therapy or movement therapy. It is based on a chiropractic technique called Applied Kinesiology and was co-developed by David Weinstock in the mid 80s. David Weinstock was a pre-med student at John Hopkins University and co-developed the NKT Neurokinetic Therapy. He has been practicing and teaching manual techniques since 1973. Dr. Weinstock is also the author of Neurokinetic Therapy, an Innovative Approach to Manual Testing and currently practices in Marin County, California.
What does it feel like?
Before starting this therapy, your practitioner will need to do some specific muscle testing to identify painful and over-contracted muscles. The testing helps indicate where there are “energy leaks” in your body, where these tight muscles may be overworking for a weak area. Once these muscles have been identified, your practitioner applies a deep focused manual pressure to a specific muscle area to release the pressure. Then the practitioner muscle tests again to make sure the right connections were found. A weak muscle will feel like the brain just can’t find where to fire. Once a tight muscle that is dysfunction in this pattern is found and release, that weak muscle will feel like it can fire and regain its strength without trying so hard.
How is it effective?
Injured muscles can be the cause of many acute and chronic conditions. This therapy has found to be effective looking for compensations in the body with the following conditions:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Poor running form
Injured muscles after accidents, athletic injuries, or trauma
Neck, shoulder, back and knee pain
Plantar fasciitis etc.
Why does it work?
The goal of this therapy is to retrain these muscle patterns if they become injured due to an accident or overuse. Manual pressure may be used to release muscle tension or help you practice the correct muscle movement patterns to regain your original movement patterns again, those patterns we learned when we were babies. It may take several sessions for your muscles to learn the correct movement patterns. As your muscles are retrained, your injury and pain becomes less and full recovery is sure to come.