Neurokinetic Therapy, developed by David Weinstock, is an assessment and treatment tool that aids in addressing the causes of pain, dysfunctional, and movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores patterns and directs their action through the spinal cord and the muscles. These dysfunctional patterns can become habits until corrected or discovered. With NKT we can get to the source of pain, dysfunction, and stored movement patterns then facilitate change in the motor control center for better longer lasting results.
Think of the brain as as GPS system. As with a GPS system if you hit a road block the GPS will reroute you in a new direction. The same is true for the brain. When a trauma, injury, or dysfunction happens in the body the brain reroutes the information its sending to the body towards a new area to keep you moving forward. This then gets stored as a “better/safer” route and will become the new path traveled. With the NKT protocol this new dysfunction can be identified and corrected as a team effort from both the therapist and the client.
What can NKT help with?
- scar dysfunction (including c-section scars and surgery scars)
- carpal tunnel
- golfer and tennis elbow
- pelvic floor issues
- shoulder pain/injury
- low back pain
- neck pain
- running injuries
Did you know scars can play a major role in pain & movement dysfunction?
You may have a well healed scar on the outside after an injury or a surgery but its what is on the inside where the true lies. Using the level 3 NKT® protocol dysfunctions within scars can be found.
Read more on my thoughts section about scars.