Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1
What is Neurokinetic Therapy
If you like to work systematically, this is the course for you. NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system, is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. Manual muscle testing is employed to assess whether or not a muscle is strong/ facilitated or weak/inhibited. When a muscle tests weak the motor control center perceives this as a failure and is opened to new learning. This presents an opportunity to use the NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system protocol of test-release-retest to reprogram the motor control center. Correcting these dysfunctional movement patterns is an essential component of rehabilitative therapy, and allows you to treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.
After an injury as occurred motor control impairments (MCI) often develop. If one fails to address these impairments in motor control, the chance of re-injury is increased. Assessing your patient according to the NKT protocol will guide you in your assessment and treatment so that you can find out which dysfunctions are important to treat and your treatment becomes more specific. It is also a great tool for reassessment.
Manual muscle testing is employed to assess whether or not a muscle is strong/facilitated or weak/inhibited. You will learn to identify the common compensation strategies that often develop after injuries and decide whether these compensations are caused by reciprocal inhibition of a dysfunction in the kinetic chain. You will also learn to assess why a muscle is hypertonic, why joints are restricted, and why a muscle is testing weak/inhibited. Solving these inhibitions can relieve the patients symptoms and improve their functioning. You can combine the NKT assessment protocol with any release techniques you are already using, such as Anatomy Trains, Dry Needling, Fascial release and Anatomy in Motion.
What will you learn during Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1
You will learn:
- The function of the Motor Control Centre
- The assessment of imbalances/compensation strategies
- The treatment of imbalances/compensation strategies
- The use of the NKT corrective movement system protocol
- Identify whether a muscle is:
- Strong and lengthened (optimal)
- Strong and tight (increased chance of muscle strain)
- Weak and lengthened (hypermobility)
- Weak and tight (can lead to injury)
- Specific muscle testing according to the NKT protocol for the:
- Lower extremities
- Upper extremities
- Lower back & neck
Prerequisites: Who can join Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1
NeuroKinetic Therapy is for all practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field, such as chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, Pilates instructors, yoga therapists, etc.
How can you best prepare for the class
Take the Online Anatomy and Kinesiology Course and Test. The link and coupon code will be provided in the confirmation letter you receive after registering for any NKT Level 1 Seminar through PayPal.
Study the Anatomy and Kinesiology in the book “NeuroKinetic Therapy® “
Familiarize yourself with the muscle tests in the book “NeuroKinetic Therapy® “
Here are some suggestions when preparing for the class:
“NeuroKinetic Therapy”, book by David Weinstock
“Movement” by Gray Cook
“Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance” by Phillip Page
“Anatomy Trains” by Tom Myers
- 08:30 - 09:00: Registration with coffee and tea
- 09:00 - 10:00: Discussion of theory of NeuroKinetic Therapy; Understanding how MCC coordinates and controls body movements; How to assess muscles imbalances.
- 10:00 - 11:00: Discussion and demonstration of muscle testing for lower back (psoas, tranverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, transversospinalis); Learning to do specific muscle tests. Learning and practicing Directional Testing.
- 11:00 - 12:00: Demonstration for lower back assessing & muscle testing (sacroiliac, adductors, deep gluteals).
- 12:00 - 13:00: Discussion and demo of muscle testing for gluteals, deep rotators, adductors and abductors.
- 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch
- 14:00 - 15:00: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.
- 15:00 - 16:00: Discussion and demo for quads, hamstrings and muscles of the knee.
- 16:00 - 17:30: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.
- 08:30 - 09:00: Welcome with coffee and tea
- 09:00 - 10:00: Discussion and demo for muscles of lower leg (gastroc, soleus, tibialis posterior and anterior, peroneus, and foot muscles).
- 10:00 - 11:00: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.
- 11:00 - 12:00: Discussion and demo of muscle testing for rotator cuff, deltoids, traps, lats, rhomboids and pectorals.
- 12:00 - 13:00: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.
- 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch
- 14:00 - 15:00: Discussion and demo of muscle testing for biceps, triceps, forearm muscles, and hand muscles.
- 15:00 - 16:00: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.
- 16:00 - 16:30: Discussion and demo for muscle testing for neck muscles (scms, scalenes and extensor group).
- 16:30 - 17:30: Practice and supervision; Assessing, testing.