NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove these compensation patterns—reprogramming the body at the neural level and removing the impediment to rehabilitation.
NeuroKinetic therapy It gets to the root of chronic and acute muscular tightness and pain, relieving it through working with the motor control center of the brain itself. It has been shown to bring almost instant results and is very effective in correcting misalignment and poor posture, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance, particularly after surgery or injury. NeuroKinetic Therapy is a powerful healing methodology that can be used both as an assessment tool and as a rehabilitative technique, and is appropriate in a variety of therapeutic applications.
- Injuries caused by trauma or impact (such as car accidents)
- Low back pain
- Neck and jaw pain (including whiplash and TMJ)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries including strains, tears and pulls (in the shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, wrists, etc.)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Pain caused by improper form and compensations developed during athletics/exercise
The primary goal of NKT is to reduce pain and tension in overworked muscles, which become damaged and fatigued due to learned compensation patterns. Soft tissue manipulations can help to stretch painful or tight areas and even correct posture, but in a short period memories stored in the MCC might cause tightness and pain to come back as the “strong muscle” continues to overcompensate for the weaker.
Neurokinetic therapy is often used to help treat patients recovering from accidents, trauma or impact, and athletic injuries. This can include neck strains, whiplash, concussions and spinal problems that cause back pain. Due to compensations/overuse, accidents are commonly tied to headaches/migraines, bulging discs, nerve damage, numbness and trouble sleeping.
To learn more about NeuroKinetic Therapy and how you may be able to benefit, call 3D Wellness today at (419) 367-1417 to learn more or schedule your initial consultation.