NeuroKinetic Therapy®

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nkt promoWhat is NeuroKinetic Therapy®?

NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system is a sophisticated technique that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control center learns through failure.

In the animal seminars (equine and canine), students learn the concepts of motor control theory and the NeuroKinetic Therapy® system’s protocol. Manual muscle testing (through an indicator) will be demonstrated for each segment of the body of the animal. How to recognize compensation patterns, whether they are from reciprocal inhibition or a dysfunction in a kinetic chain, will comprise much of the classroom theory and practical sessions.

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine is for all animal practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field – veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, body workers, and any other manual therapy practitioners. Prospective students without certification will not be allowed to practice on animals, so would not be eligible to take the course (eg. horse owners, trainers, riders, etc.).
There is a Prerequisite course for all students who are not veterinarians. The online course is Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study, and this course is not included in the cost of the NKT Equine course. The cost is $95.00 and should be a review for practitioners, taking anywhere from 3 to 8 hours to complete. The course link is: https://equinology.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/

nkt canineNeurokinetic Therapy Canine

NeuroKinetic Therapy Canine is for all animal practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field – veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, body workers, and any other manual therapy practitioners. Prospective students without certification will not be allowed to practice on animals, so would not be eligible to take the course (eg. dog owners, trainers, etc.).
There is a Prerequisite course for all students who are not veterinarians. The online course is Canine Anatomy Anatomy and Behavior Distance Study, and this course is not included in the cost of the NKT Canine course. The cost is $45.00 and should be a review for practitioners, taking anywhere from 3 to 8 hours to complete. The course link is: https://equinology.com/product/cn3005-canine-anatomy-and-behavior-precourse-distance-study/

Course outline for NKT Equine and Canine classes

DAY 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion of the Theory of NeuroKinetic Therapy
– Understanding how MCC coordinates and controls body movements
– How to assess muscle imbalances (human demonstration)
– How NKT can be used in assessment of muscle function in the horse/dog – the principles of Indicator Testing
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of muscle testing for the core and thoracolumbar spine (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, thracolumbar fascia/epaxial paraspinal musculature)
– Learning and practicing Directional Testing
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of lumbopelvic assessment and muscle testing (gluteals, adductors, abductors, adductors)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in the quadriceps, hamstring, stifle and hock regions
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Review of day 1 material, including practical portion

DAY 2
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of testing in deltoids, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus and pectoral group
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
11:00 am – 12:00pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in biceps, triceps and antebrachium muscle groups
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing for neck muscles (brachiocephalicus, splenius, extensor and flexor groups)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Review of techniques of testing across the entire horse/dog
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

Students register direct through www.neurokinetictherapy.com: look for course dates in your area under Upcoming Seminars, and complete the online registration. NKT Equine and Canine certification is issued upon completion of case studies and practical examination.