Neurokinetic Therapy or NKT
Neurokinetic Therapy or NKT is a modern manual therapy technique developed in 1985. Since then, it has grown rapidly in use throughout the world. When a significant injury – for example, a leg injury – occurs, the body avoids the use of the muscles around the injured area, typically because of pain. When an action – such as walking – can not be avoided, then the body starts using muscles in different areas of the body to compensate, and complete the same activity.
Over the course of recovery, the body will eventually re-learn to move in this new, wrong way – sometimes continuing even after healing. The problem is, that these different muscles aren’t the correct muscles to be completing this activity, so they tend to strain or cause pain over time.
NKT is the process of re-programming the body’s motor control centre to revert back to the correct muscle firing order and process of a movement.
At The Acumedics, we take a high-level motor control theory approach to NKT, using our expertise of acupuncture to stimulate the neural pathways in the brain and reset the neural transmission more effectively than other methods.