Your brain’s ability to organize and direct muscles to contract through nerve input is essential to ensure proper movement and stability of the spine and limbs. Injuries, prolonged sitting or sedentary lifestyle, and emotional traumas can change the way that your brain activates your muscles, leading to compensation patterns that may lead to pain or dysfunction. This results in inhibition of some muscles and facilitation, or overactivity, of others.
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) is a system of assessment through muscle testing that identifies these muscle imbalances and reprograms the Motor Control Center to restore balance and proper movement patterns. Home exercises are extremely important in this process to retrain the brain’s patterns.