As some of you know I took the Level 1 seminar of Neuro Kinetic Therapy earlier this September. https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/taking-neuro-kinetic-therapy-seminar-sept-12nd-13th/
While Applied Kinesiology looks mainly at balancing individual muscles, NKT works with the theory that that movement is performed in systems or patterns instead of individual muscles.
The human brain also has an affinity toward habits. Repetitive behaviors become patterns and these patterns require reprogramming when they become problematic (Faulty Movement Patterns).
NKT identifies muscle imbalances by using muscle testing to determine what muscles are inhibited and what muscles are compensating for them.
After an inhibited/weak muscle is found, I would muscle test a synergistic (a helper muscle) or an antagonist muscle (an opposing muscle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomical_terms_of_muscle which is strong/facilitated that may be affecting the inhibited muscle. That facilitated muscle would be therapy localized (the muscle is either touched or put in motion) and the inhibited muscle retested. If the TL strengthens the inhibited muscle, then I know that the TLed muscle is affecting the inhibited muscle.
One can then use whatever techniques the practitioner knows in order to release the compensating muscle; in my case, I use the following AK techniques. https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/muscle-balancing-in-applied-kinesiology/
The inhibited muscle is then retested which should test strong now, the retesting causes a “neural lock” which reprograms the motor control center in the brain.
Corrective exercises to restore proper movement patterns and reprogram the motor control center can be given.
Here is an example in which I used a mix of AK & NKT:
A male patient came in with rt. low back/lumbar flank pain after sneezing in the shower; patient said that he was “unprepared for the sneeze.” He touches the area of his quadratus lumborum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadratus_lumborum_muscle
I first test the psoas; an important muscle for the low back which I always test in low back problems and a muscle which connects with the diaphragm muscle. http://corewalking.com/walking-and-breathing/
I find the rt. QL and lt. psoas weak; I ask the patient to touch the sternum which is the neuro-lymphatic point for the diaphragm; the main breathing muscle involved in a sudden sneeze. I then retested the weak QL and psoas while patient is touching (therapy localizing); they now test strong.
I then rub the neuro lymphatic pt. for the diaphragm and find a place on his rib that is tender and flailing out due to over contraction of the diaphragm and massage to get a release.
I then retest the QL and the psoas, they both test strong; the retesting created a “neural lock.” I then adjust the patient’s spine and pelvis. Corrective exercises are given.
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