Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)® is a relatively new, breakthrough modality designed to release chronic pain, muscle tension, and compensated movement patterns. It is also a great modality to facilitate better movement in the body for athletes looking to improve their sport. At Psoas, we’ve had rave reviews from our clients on their NKT® treatments; they often experience lasting relief from acute pain and movement restrictions.
NKT® uses muscle testing to determine which muscles are being inhibited by muscles that are painful or over-contracted. As your NKT® therapist releases the over-contracted muscles, the inhibited muscles re-engage, and the Motor Control Center (MCC) of the cerebellum in the brain relearns how to perform a functional movement pattern. In simpler terms, sore compensating muscles are released, allowing dysfunctional muscles to relearn their natural movement patterns.
There are a variety of ways that muscles can “learn” to work improperly – accident, trauma, overuse, or misuse. NKT® is an effective modality for a number of ailments including: frozen shoulder, whiplash, scoliosis, knee and hip pain, cervical spine injuries, sciatica, migraine headaches, balance and fine motor skill problems, rotator cuff impingements, pre- and post-operations, and can even help people in their 80s and 90s regain movement in areas where they haven’t had free range of motion in decades.