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NeuroKinetic Therapy

The way your body moves is programmed by your brain
through the Motor Control Center in the cerebellum.

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.

NKT is helpful for many different complaints, from acute injuries to chronic pain, or simply to improve athletic performance by optimizing motor control and coordination. Dr. Andrea Bearss is one of the only chiropractors in Alberta who is certified in NKT, and uses it with patients of all ages and abilities to help improve their function.