Neurokinetic Therapy

Neurokinetic Therapy? (Laser focused sports massage therapy)

When I say to people we are going to use NKT on their injuries, they often look at me a little bizarrely as they’ve never heard of it before.  So what is NKT, how does it work and why it’s so powerful at reversing painful injuries quickly and effortlessly?

To understand why NKT is so effective a little background information is required about the cause of injuries. Obviously, for many of us, the initial cause of an injury is some sort of impact. However, sometimes injuries just seem to either gradually flare up or come out of nowhere.

A few examples are if you are sprinting and suddenly get a painful hamstring. Or bend over and feel pain in the lower back. These injuries are often assumed to be a random occurrence. With the solution being you either need to strengthen the muscle, stretch it or just rest.

Assuming there’s no structural issue, it tends to be a little more complicated than this. Until you know why it happened, fixing the problem is practically impossible.

Enter our myofascial web

When originally learning about the body and how we moved, a vital piece of information was literally cut away. This is our fascia and it covers every muscle from head to toe in various different sling patterns.

Unfortunately, it covered up all our pretty muscles. Before looking at muscles and how they functioned this would have to be cut away, allowing a better view of the muscles. This, in turn, made people see each muscle as an individual entity with only one job.

The bicep flexed your elbow joint, the calf extended the foot and so on. However, new research has shown us that everything is more complicated.  The fascia running over our muscles also connects them all – similar to a spiders web.

This understanding has completely changed how we view the working body. Although the bicep still flexes the elbow. The muscles in the neck, shoulder and throughout the whole body can also help to flex the elbow. When the muscles contract, it affects other joints and muscles in the same way as when one part of a spider’s web is damaged it affects other parts. One contracting muscle will pull on fascia throughout the body affecting movement in another area.

So what does this have to do with your aches, pains and injuries? Good question!

Although we like to think of our body as individual muscles, our brain doesn’t work that way.  All our brain wants to do is perform a movement. It will use whatever muscles it deems appropriate to perform the movement.  Knowing how our fascial system works, it turns out this could be any muscle.  Often the wrong muscle!

A Case Study

An example is after hours of sitting down our glutes (bum muscles) become very inactive and we then overuse other muscles.  These are often the lower back, hip flexors and hamstrings to develop movement throughout the hip joint. Then we get pain.

At this point we have become functionally dysfunctional. We are able to continue our day to day movement – just with a dysfunctional muscle pattern.  Eventually either the muscles we overuse or underuse then become painful and start to cause issues.  Only now do we feel there is a problem even though it could have been around for a long time.

This is where NKT comes in, as we are able to test each muscle in an isolated pattern where it is extremely difficult for other muscles to take over and see if it is able to perform its movement.  If the muscles are not able to perform their movement, we know those muscles are not working properly in our day to day activities.

Once again with NKT we figure out what muscles are overworking. Next we perform sports massage down regulate these muscles and then activate the under-working muscles.  Doing this rewires our brain’s motor control centre re-teaching it the correct muscle activation pattern.  The end result is that we use the right muscles to perform our movements and the aches and pains we have simply go away.

NKT really is like a laser focused sports massage therapy. We find the exact area causing the problem, release it, strengthen the weak area and viola problem solved.

If you have an injury and finally want it gone, NKT could be exactly what you need, why not get in touch to find out more.

Each session involves:

  • Consultation
  • Full assessment
  • Treatment

Total cost is £40.00

Testimonials 

Every so often a name will start to emerge in these forums that you can sense is going
to be inspirational and innovative and Oliver’s name crops up often as an intelligent
force to be reckoned with, huge insight into training techniques and nutrition and
evidently very well read.
So when I got the chance to work with him, I jumped at it!
Traveling to Ledbury (a fair distance), was well worth it, and for 4 weeks he tackled my
lower back problems with flair and a confident, superb knowledge of what he is doing.
As I drove home one day I thought “I must get this man over to my club”!
So for some weeks we booked clients with Ollie and he then proceeded to get fantastic
results with them too – unlocking concrete ankles, assessing joint problems, and
adding his considerable knowledge to aid client’s nutritional plans to help speed up
the recovery processes, and support what he wanted to achieve with them. He is also
super-friendly and became a good friend over out time working together.
Cat Lawford – Gym Owner

“Until I began working with Ollie, I had no idea that the physical scars I had from a hit and run accident, an operation, and cycling accident from 30 years ago were having an effect on my ease of movement and fluidity in running and gym-work generally. The positive impact of retraining the connections between my muscles and my brain using NKT has been huge and I am now feeling the great benefits of flexible and free movement again.  It’s so strange the way that minor reductions in mobility and flexibility had become unconsciously locked into my movement and it wasn’t until we began this work that I even noticed there was an issue.  The outcome is nothing short of miraculous and the low-level discomforts and inflexibilities I had come to accept are now in the past. I’m enjoying flowing again, and a new level of energy along with it.  I thoroughly recommend this approach and I thoroughly recommend Ollie.”
 Will Thomas
Performance Coach, Therapist and Trainer 
Best-selling and Award-Winning Non-fiction Author
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