Using NeuroKinetic Therapy & Corrective Exercise To Resolve Chronic Pain & Improve Posture
Austin Norris: Movement Therapist & Founder of Primal Motion
How Poor Posture & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Manifests In The Body
The combination of practicing unbalanced movement habits (e.g. walking with a purse hanging off of one shoulder and never switching sides) and spending prolonged periods of time in the same posture (e.g. sitting) is stored in the brain as dysfunctional coordination. Dysfunctional coordination is when the brain signals the body to activate an inappropriate series of muscles to perform an action or movement pattern. As a result, compensation patterns are created.
Compensation patterns involve muscles working overtime (facilitated muscles) to do work for other muscles that aren’t working properly (inhibited muscles). This leads to an imbalance of strength on either side of a joint or series of joints. These imbalances manifest in the body as poor posture, joint restriction, and poor movement quality. All of which are a great recipe to create chronic pain and stiffness.
Dysfunctional Coordination Stored in the Brain -> Muscular Compensation Patterns -> Joint Restriction, Poor Movement Quality, & Poor Posture-> Chronic Pain
How I Implement NeuroKinetic Therapy & Corrective Exercise To Resolve Chronic Pain & Poor Posture
NeuroKinetic Therapy uses a series of manual muscle tests to identify compensation patterns in a quick, comfortable, and effective manner. I use NeuroKinetic to determine which muscles need strengthening and which muscles need releasing. This allows me to prescribe an effective 10 minute corrective exercise routine to my clients that can be performed daily. Daily repetition of a short corrective exercise routine will correct dysfunctional coordination and the compensation pattern that has manifested in my client’s musculoskeletal system.
The combination of NKT & Corrective Exercise has proved to be an effective method that resolves chronic pain and poor posture at the very root of the problem.
* NKT identifies which muscles are facilitated & which are inhibited.
* Identified facilitated muscles are released with corrective stretching & self- massage techniques.
* Identified inhibited muscles are strengthened with corrective strengthening exercises.
* Restored muscle function is then integrated into functional movement patterns with training of the primal movement patterns that make up all human movement.
A more detailed explanation of how Neurokinetic Therapy works
***In most cases, chronic musculoskeletal pain and poor posture can be treated with a do it yourself 10 minute routine performed daily! If this sounds right for you, book your NeuroKinetic Therapy & Corrective Exercise Session with Austin Norris Today!***