Neurokinetic Therapy NJ

Neurokinetic therapy is an assessment technique used by a physical therapist to find the root cause of a patient’s complaint. It is an application of Motor Control Theory, neuroscience, and functional anatomy (neuro-biomechanics). This helps a physical therapist help find faulty movement patterns in the brain’s motor control center.

Neurokinetic Therapy NJThe team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy are experts in the management of these more difficult cases and rely on highly researched protocols to treat our patients. We treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions. We strive to help all our patients get back full hand function as quickly as possible.

Using this specific technique our therapists can help you get back to the life you want to live. We have a convenient location in Clifton, NJ, that specializes in neurokinetic therapy.

How Does Neurokinetic Therapy Work?

Instead of chasing symptoms, a physical therapist uses the NKT approach to find more direct causes of pain, tightness, or weakness. With a treatment plan developed, a patient can override the physical dysfunction they are experiencing when combining the treatment with performing corrective exercises at home. Each patient case is unique and their NKT treatment program may take longer than others to produce results.

Providers use certain protocols to determine which muscles are inhibited and which muscles are compensating for them. Using this information, they can then create a corrective exercise regimen focusing on proper movement patterns and reprogram the motor control center.

Conditions Treated by Neurokinetic Therapy

  • Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Patients
  • Some Vestibular Cases
  • Hyoid Dysfunction
  • TMJ
  • Scars
  • Post-Cesarean and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

 What is Neurokinetic Therapy Used For?

NKT can be used to assess and treat a variety of conditions. These include joint pain, neck or back pain, gait dysfunction, pre- or post-surgical patients, some vestibular cases, hyoid dysfunction, TMJ, scars, post- cesarean section and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Instead of chasing symptoms, therapists can use NKT to find more direct causes of pain, tightness, or weakness. However, the patient still needs to perform their corrective exercises to allow their body to accept the changes. This will eventually override the dysfunction and create a new, functional movement pattern. Every patient is different, and some will take longer to see results than others.

Patients are often surprised to find out that their scar is usually neurologically overactive and sore to the touch. The scar release is immediately followed by a specific muscle activation, usually the abdominal muscles. These exercises enable the brain to process correct movement patterns and start to reprogram. This also allows people to work on building strength while avoiding overcompensation patterns in other muscles.

Get Started Today

The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team has a convenient location in Clifton, NJ to help you get back to the life you want to live. If you have been looking for high quality neurokinetic therapy, look no further.  Our skilled therapists will make sure you get the best care possible and understand your injury.

We hope to meet you wherever you are in your journey to recovery. So don’t wait any longer, contact our Clifton location and get started today!


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