Neurokinetic Therapy®

NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) is an assessment and treatment technique to correct learned movements which cause muscle dysfunction and pain.  Created by David Weinstock in the mid- 1980’s, NKT works to relieve pain by restoring balance between muscles that may have “shut down” as a protective mechanism following injury and others that overwork to compensate.

NKT is based upon the functioning of the cerebellum, which is responsible for storing muscle movement memory. Common movements such as walking are practiced until they are learned to the point that we perform them automatically. However, muscles are sometimes weakened from trauma or repetitive use injuries, causing some muscles overcompensate for other muscles that have been shut down.These stored muscle compensation patterns can delay healing and be the source of continuing pain.

Dr. Gessay uses NKT to test for muscle dysfunction and then reteach corrected muscle movements. NKT is first used by Dr. Gessay to perform manual muscle testing to identify an inhibited muscle. Then he will use the NKT protocol of test-release-retest to reprogram the motor control center. By correcting the learned movements of the muscle, normal motion can be regained.

NeuroKinetic Therapy® Can Treat

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash injuries
  • TMJ
  • Common running injuries
  • Lower back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle strains, tears, or pulls
  • Pain caused by incorrect form or overcompensating movement

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If pain and discomfort are limiting your daily activities, don’t wait any longer to seek relief. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Gessay today to determine the cause of your pain and start a personalized treatment plan to regain health.

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Or Call: 208-963-8863

12 N Echohawk Ln Ste 104
Eagle, ID 83616

Tuesday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday: On call for acute urgent care visits
Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday - Monday: Closed