What is NeuroKinetic Therapy and how does it work?
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) is an application of Motor Control Theory, neuroscience, and functional anatomy (neurobiomechanics) that will helps unravel the cause of faulty movement patterns in the brain’s Motor Control Center.
NKT identifies muscle imbalances by using unique protocols to determine what muscles are inhibited and what muscles are compensating for them, thereby allowing the therapist to utilize specific treatments and corrective exercise techniques to restore proper movement patterns and reprogram the motor control center.
This therapy approach goes deeper than treating symptoms. It addresses the cause of the problem so symptoms do not return.
Where will my bodywork session take place?
Your bodywork session will take place in a private room inside a PT office, using a therapy table especially designed for your comfort. This is NOT a spa-like setting for Swedish massage.
What should I wear?
Most bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client fully dressed. Wear loose or elastic clothing such as exercise clothing to allow better mobility during neuromuscular stretching. Some bodywork techniques such as myofascial release may require directly contact, in which case you will be properly draped. Athletic shorts must be worn during sessions.
Are there different kinds of bodywork?
There are numerous types of bodywork such myofascial release strokes, compression, stretching, posture and movement re-education.
How will I feel after the bodywork session?
Most people feel released of tension and joints move more freely, and feel happy they can move well again. Some experience a feeling of being liberated from long-term aches and pains. After potentially an initial period of feeling slowed down (relaxed), people will experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days even after the first session.
What are the benefits of bodywork?
Bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.