NEUROKINETIC THERAPY (NKT)
NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) restores your body back to its proper easy and graceful movement and balance. It is a relatively new massage modality available on the East Coast. Olympia Hostler is only one of five NJ therapists Certified at the highest level of NKT. With NKT, Dysfunctional movement patterns (COMPENSATIONS) are found and eliminated, so that functional (Normal) movement is resumed. This is accomplished by testing muscles to identify which muscles are compensating for other muscles. Once the compensation pattern is defined, then the Compensator muscle is released and the Compensatee muscle is retrained neurologically to work correctly throughout its range of motion repeatedly. Compensations come from three main sources: pain, inflammation, and fatigue.
Through manual muscle testing, NKT assesses coordination and movement dysfunctions resulting from traumatic injury, over use, repetitive stress and positioning, postural misalignment, etc. NKT works by communicating with the motor control center of the brain. Most musculoskeletal pain is caused by imbalances of neurologic origin where some muscles are overactive, while others are underused by the brain. With NKT, neuromuscular patterns controlling body movement are accessed in the brain’s motor-control center and can be “edited” for greater efficiency, yielding faster and longer-lasting results than many other techniques.
NKT® uses strategy, not force to achieve lasting results. It gives solutions for conditions that have not responded to previous treatments. This advanced therapy works well with and is the perfect adjunct to other treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy and acupuncture. This therapy goes far beyond pain management and delivers pain relief.
NKT assesses coordination system dysfunctions resulting from traumatic injury, over-use, surgery, repetitive stress and positioning, intense training, postural misalignment, and more. It works by communicating with the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the Cerebellum portion of the brain. The MCC is responsible for proper body movement and dysfunctional movement. Movement is stored in the MCC as a pattern, not as specific muscle functions. That means that when muscles that are supposed to perform a movement are not available due to compensations or coordination system dysfunctions, other muscles (compensators) will be used to execute the task. This devolution is a slippery slope that leads to tightness, stiffness, pain, and even more dysfunction. Instead of addressing symptoms, NKT addresses the cause of the pain – dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain. This process allows NKT to yield fast and long-lasting results.
BENEFITS OF NKT
- Lasting Results
- Reduce or Eliminate Pain
- Achieves faster, longer-lasting results than many methods
- Eliminates enduring patterns of dysfunction from old injuries
- Reduces effects of repetitive stress injuries
- Quickly improves muscle balance and coordination
- Reduce Spasm
- Increased Range of Motion, Energy, Strength, and Stamina
- Restore Movement
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Work is done with clothes on for maximum comfort
- Therapy is coupled with corrective exercises for max
- Perform Movements that were previously Unavailable or performed poorly
- Corrects misalignment and poor posture
- Prevents injury
- Highly Effective Effective Form of Bodywork
WHO BENEFITS FROM NKT?
People of all ages and lifestyles can benefit from NKT.
WHAT IS NKT?
NKT is a powerful healing methodology that can be used both as an assessment tool and as a rehabilitative technique. It gets to the root of chronic and acute muscular tightness and pain, relieving it through working with the motor control center (MCC) of the brain itself in the cerebellum. David Weinstock, one of the principle founders of this manual therapy, describes it as “quick, cost effective treatment for permanent injury rehabilitation.” It can bring fast results and is very effective in correcting misalignment and poor posture, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance.
- Restores Functional Movement
- Treats the Cause of Dysfunctional Movement, not the Symptoms
- Addresses Cause of Compensation, Discomfort & Pain – dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain
- Dysfunctional Movement may or may not have associated Pain
- Until NKT Clears Pattern there is no change
- The Missing Link in Treatment
- Founded by David Weinstock
CONDITIONS RELIEVED BY NKT
- Back, Neck & Head Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Shoulder Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff
- Sports Injuries
- Pelvic Floor Issues
- Dental Pain
- Birth Trauma
- Women’s Health Issues
- Restricted Motion
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
- Stress and Tension
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Repetitive Stress & Overuse Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain
- Knee, Ankle, and Hip Injuries
- Hip Pain
- Elbow injuries
- Auto accidents – whip lash
- Many different kinds of athletic and other injuries
- And much more!
DOES NKT ENHANCE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND HELP PREVENT INJURIES?
Yes! Many professional sports teams are using NKT to keep their athletes in top performance, prevent injuries, and heal injuries fast. Recreational athletes and weekend warriors are also turning to NKT. There is no doubt that NKT can increase athletic performance, reduce the chance of injury, and aid in the healing process for existing injuries. NKT can give you the edge that may significantly increase your speed, endurance, focus, strength, balance, coordination, and accuracy when you need them most.
WHICH TYPES OF ATHLETES IMPROVE THEIR PERFROMANCE USING NKT?
- Half and Full Marathon Running
- Body Building
- Weight Lifters
- Rock Climbing
- And so on…
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CANCELLATION POLICY is 24-hours Advanced Notice in CA and NJ, and 48 hours in NY. Since your appointment time is set aside specifically for you, we require that all clients extend a courteous 24 or 48 hour cancellation notice to change or cancel any appointment. If less than 24 or 48 hour notice is given, the full session fee is due immediately.