NeuroKinetic Therapy

NeuroKinetic Therapy NKT® corrective movement system is a sophisticated bodywork modality that can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and many other injuries. It can provide solutions for conditions that have not responded to previous treatments.

David Weinstock, author of Neurokinetic Therapy, an Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing, co-developed this technique in the mid-1980s, and has used it to treat a variety of disorders. The NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system protocol employs a system of precise muscle tests that has the ability to change the programming of the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the cerebellum. The MCC coordinates all movement patterns in the body.

The science of motor control theory states that the motor control center in the cerebellum stores all the coordination patterns of the body. It is directed by the limbic system and the cerebral cortex to not only create movement patterns (such as when a baby learns to stand), but also to create substitute movement patterns when we are injured (compensation patterns).

A good example is a baby learning to stand. Through many attempts and failures the baby finally achieves success. But how? The MCC chooses the most successful attempts until standing happens without “thinking” about it. Conversely, after an injury, the MCC adapts to a compensation pattern and holds that in its memory forever unless it is convinced to change. A good example is a whiplash accident in which the posterior neck muscles brace for the anterior neck muscles. This pattern can endure forever unless there is some intervention.  An NKT practitioner uses strategy, not force to achieve results, through using NKT’s protocol to assess the MCC to new learning, restoring balance and “re-programming” the new functional pattern. To sustain the reprogramming, specific rehab exercises are assigned.

Fees for NKT with Tina Newman:

60 mins.(initial session)= $75 incl. HST
45 mins. (follow-up sessions)= $65 incl. HST