Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)
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 (neurobiomechanics). This helps a physical therapist help find faulty movement patterns in the brain’s motor control center.
Read more about how Dr. Rebecca Callahan uses the neurokinetic therapy protocol to treat her patients.
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.