Neurokinetic Therapy

Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) is a corrective movement system that uses muscle testing to find motor control problems. It can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitation technique for low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and other issues. NKT will be included in a Bodywork session by the therapists that offer it if it is needed.

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These are the locations and the therapists that offer Neurokinetic Therapy:

Ragan Wren

Ragan Wren
$90-100 per hour

Jessie Acevedo

Jessie Acevedo
$90-100 per hour

Susie Johnson

Susie Johnson
$90-100 per hour

What is Neurokinetic Therapy?

Let’s begin with the short explanation of what Neurokinetic Therapy is and isn’t.  If the short version does not offer enough clarity, we have included the full explanation from the NKT website just below.

First, NKT is not a therapy session in and of itself.  NKT is a diagnostic tool that provides a method to discover the source of a pain or disfunction.

Neurokinetic therapy uses muscle testing to find what muscles are in a relationship with the pain that you are experiencing and once the therapist has done so will treat the muscle that needs releasing and will activate the muscle that is not working properly.

This “tool” has been shown to be very effective in finding the source of pain and dysfunction and relieving the symptoms.

Here is the explanation of Neurokinetic Therapy taken straight from www.NeuroKineticTherapy.com:

Neurokinetic Therapy is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing. 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. An experiment was performed with an EMG that measured the ability of different muscles in the upper arm and forearm to perform supination of the forearm. As we know, the biceps is the most powerful supinator of the forearm. In this experiment, the biceps were inhibited and various muscles of the forearm were measured to see which one engaged to perform supination. In this case, the brachioradialis supinated the strongest. What does this tell us? When a muscle is inhibited for whatever reason, the motor control center will find a substitute muscle to perform the function. If this pattern is allowed to remain in the motor control center, dysfunction and pain will follow. How then can we undo this dysfunctional pattern?

We also know from motor control theory that if the body fails to perform a specific function, the motor control center is open to new learning for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. How then can we communicate with the motor control center? Manual muscle testing allows us to find muscles that are weak or dysfunctional in relationship to other muscles. Using the experiment above, a practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy would test the strength of the brachioradialis muscle and then test the strength of the biceps. In this case, the biceps would test weak. A release of 30 to 60 seconds would be performed on the brachioradialis and then the biceps would be retested. If the biceps test strong, the motor control center has been successfully reprogrammed. If the biceps still test weak, the brachioradialis could be re-released or another muscle in the area may need to be released. The client would be sent home with instructions on how to release the brachioradialis and then how to strengthen the biceps. This basic concept can be applied to muscles and dysfunctional patterns throughout the body.

Neurokinetic Therapy is an excellent modality in rehabilitation and manual therapy because it not only identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction, but also corrects it very quickly and quite painlessly.

The list of therapists who have been trained in Neurokinetic Therapy are listed below.  Please select the one most convenient for you to begin your journey of getting to the source of your problem with Neurokinetic Therapy.

FAQs

Wear comfortable, easy to move in clothing. Close-fitting clothing or sports bras are preferred for structural analysis, and treatments are performed clothed.

We ask for 24 hours notice to adjust or cancel appointments at no charge.

Cancellations within 24 hours are charged 50% of the session price.

Missed sessions with no notice are charged 100% of the session price.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept and file with your insurance. However, we can provide you all of the information that you need to file with your insurance company directly.

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No. We cannot diagnose. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis.

We can and do use orthopedic testing to determine if bodywork is recommended for your issue. If we find that the test we perform is a positive then we may recommend that you go to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis.

Since every one of our therapists is an independent contractor we allow each therapist to decide whether they require credit card information to hold an appointment. If the therapist does require credit card information to hold the appointment then that therapist will contact you to get that information so that they can put it securely in Square. Your card will not be charged and no amount will be held for the appointment. If you cancel within 24 hours of the appointment or do not show up for the appointment then half of the price of the session will be charged to the card on file. Thank you for your understanding and please call us with any questions.

BODY HEAL Therapy is a holistic approach to pain relief. Since the human body moves as a unit, rather than in individual pieces, we often compromise for repetitive patterns and postures with unrelenting tension in other areas that can cause pain. By addressing these patterns, we can go beyond providing temporary help to the area causing discomfort, and instead, treat the root cause with lasting results.

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