Neurokinetic Therapy or NKT is one of the more specialized methods of rehabilitating patients suffering from a huge variety of conditions. In NKT, a thorough examination of the whole body through muscle testing enables specialists to properly diagnose any imbalances in the muscles as well as pinpoint the dysfunctions that could cause bigger issues.
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Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), in simple terms, is a form of therapy that aims to help the body heal by equipping it with the means to relearn and unlearn certain movements and the corresponding muscle functions they’re attached to. Muscle testing that utilizes touch and pressure retrains the brain and any residual muscle memory and any corresponding movement patterns tied to it.
Simply put, NKT treatment is a form of brain reprogramming in the motor control centre that aims to address pain or discomfort and find the source that traditional medical testing cannot find. When a body part sustains an injury, some affected muscles will get weaker or stop working altogether. When this happens, other muscles will overcompensate so the person can resume their activities. This overcompensation will manifest itself as tightness and discomfort.
During therapy, the practitioner will ask you to resist the pressure they will apply on the affected area. This allows them to assess the strength or weakness of the specific muscles involved. This will also serve as a guide for them to accurately determine the source of the pain while retraining the dormant muscles to respond. In a sense, the practitioner is waking up the muscles and telling them that they should start cooperating with the other muscles again.
In a way, NKT treatment is simply the process of breaking a long-term pattern of overcompensation in certain muscle groups. On a neural level, the NKT protocol enables reprogramming so that dysfunctional patterns are stopped and the overworked muscles can start healing.
Neurokinetic therapy or NKT is both a rehabilitation method as well as a form of evaluation for chronic pain and discomfort. It can be used for the following conditions:
With the help of NKT, the practitioner can diagnose the cause of the pain quickly because the source becomes more apparent as they test and treat the affected areas. The patient’s reaction to the pressure and positions will guide the practitioner and determine the root cause of the discomfort. Patients should expect a combination of personalized exercises that are designed to reveal the degree of dysfunction and how they can be fixed.
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Chronic and difficult to diagnose pain is something that you shouldn’t have to deal with. Regain the quality of your life by trying Neurokinetic therapy. Schedule a consultation to know if this therapy is for you and whether it can help the specific condition you’re suffering fromBook an NKT Assessment Today