Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Toronto Practitioner

Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT): 

An intelligent approach to rehabbing Chronic Muscle Pain and Injury

Neurokinetic Therapy in Toronto is provided by Faz Moosa RMT and Andy Dubé RMT

  • 15 Experienced and Caring Therapists.
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What is Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) ?

NKT is a technique applied by trained Massage Therapists that tracks down dysfunctional movement patterns and reverses them. 

By testing the muscles neurologically to see what’s failing and whats overworking. We pair these up, provide a correction and then reinforce it with home exercises.

What does NKT help with?

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Pain and Stiffness

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Injury Recovery 

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Athletic Performance

What are the main Elements of Neurokinetic Therapy?

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Step 1 – ​Muscle Testing to discover under performing muscles

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Step 2 – ​Finding Functional Compensation Patterns

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Step 3 – ​Applying Correction and Reinforcing with Exercise

How Neurokintetic Therapy is different than Massage Therapy?

Our muscles are like dimmer switches. Some are turned up too high and might be hurting. Some are turned too low and don’t function as well as they should.

This technique helps us find out which ones need to be turned down and relaxed and which ones need to be turned up so they function better.

Our muscles work in groups. If one muscle in a group gets lazy, the other muscles get overworked and cranky. This technique helps us find the cranky ones and calm them down and let’s us wake up the lazy ones.

Click here to Read a Review of a Patient’s experience of how NKT helped her heal.

I recently learned about NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT). A friend raved about the improvement in her knee as a result of NKT.

Her chronic knee pain was relieved and her range of motion was immediately better.

Decreased pain and enhanced range of motion continue to improve as she integrates simple daily NKT exercises into her life.

I wondered if NKT could alleviate the growing chronic pain sensation across my upper back.

NKT is a system of manual therapy provided by a certified NKT practitioner. The therapy combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing.

This is used to assess movement functionality at its root source in the brain. Areas that are lacking strong connections between tissues and the brain are significantly weaker.

Individualized NKT treatment protocols address this to effectively rekindle neurokinetic connections.

It seemed like there were five parts to my NKT session.

  1. The initial intake (health status, education, expectations, and goals.
  2. NKT hands-on motor control and muscle testing assessment.  
  3. Diagnosis  
  4. Individualized treatment    
  5. Prescribed homework exercises

My NKT practitioner initially assessed my body through standing stance, posture, and walking before moving me on to the treatment table. There he assessed areas of pain, contraction, and strength/weakness in my shoulder, chest, and back areas of my body.

He seemed guided by his training, clinical experience, and the sensitivity and wisdom of his hands. He provided assessment and diagnosis in real-time throughout the session. There were several “aha” moments in my session. It was a collaborative investigation. I could directly, and assuredly, experience the accuracy of his findings.

During the assessment, it became obvious that my shoulders were being contracted forward by the tight muscles in my upper chest shoulder area. As a corollary, the rhomboids of my upper and middle back were incredibly weak, the left side being extreme.

There was a lack of neurokinteic connection between my brain and my upper back and shoulder areas. This situation gave rise to three vertebrae (C-3-6) protruding out of alignment. The treatment protocol was to release the front and strengthen the back through an NKT process of reawakening neural pathways. And to coax the vertebrae into alignment with sustained direct pressure.

The specific treatment for my condition included first releasing the contractions drawing my shoulders forward. Moving to a yoga mat on the floor face down, I used a yoga block and tennis ball positioned into a sensitive point in my left front shoulder. In this position, moving my arms laterally from side of hip to overhead held the pressure point securely and I could feel a slow and steady release of contracture, 10X or as tolerable. Repeated on other side.

The next step was rekindling the neurokinetic patterning to return connection between by brain and my upper back. Remaining face down on the yoga mat but removing the tennis ball, I was prescribed two movements with 10X each.

The first series was with left arm bent at the elbow being lifted up as high a range as possible from upper and middle back muscles. The second series was left arm full length extended from shoulder being lifted up from upper and middle back muscles.

I repeated these on the right side.

For the protruding vertebrae, a roll of ace bandaging placed directly over the vertebrae while my body rested in bridge pose served as a gentle wedge for repositioning.

The treatment manipulation releases constrictions, reignites neural pathways between the brain and tissues, In this way NKT resolves pain and dysfunction. And it did that for me. I intend to return for further diagnosis and assessment in two weeks.

Meanwhile I am continuing with the prescribed treatment protocol. I encourage all healing arts practitioners to explore and experience NeuroKinetic Therapy.

Time to reawaken.

Rev. Lynda Elaine Carré, HTP-A

Faq

Who Benefits from Neurokinetic Therapy the Most?

People with chronic injuries and those with scars of any kind benefit the most from NKT

Why Consider Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)?

NKT is a powerful tool that can be leveraged when other modalities have not produced the desired results

Where can I find Neurokinetic therapy practitioners near me?

Click on this directory of NKT practitioners to find one in your area. In Toronto, you are welcome to visit Aches Away Toronto for trained NKT Practitioners

How effective is neurokinetic therapy

Results are dependent on the skill of the practitioner and the diligence of the patient. NKT has often been successful when other therapies have not provided results.

Is Neuokinetic Therapy the missing link?

Motor control is an important part of proper function. NKT addresses minor muscle disconnects by re-patterning the link between muscles and the Motor Control Centre of the Brain.

Who Invented NKT?

David Weinstick is credited with developing Neurokinetic Therapy out of Applied Kinesiology. Other Developments such as P-DTR (proprioceptive deep tendon reflex technique) have also proved useful.

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