Neurokinetic tests

Neurokinetic tests

It begins with sessions where the practitioner works to test your muscles. This is important because to know which
underlying muscle functions are contributing to your discomfort, your practitioner needs to pinpoint them using
localized muscle testing.
NKT is based on observations that certain body parts compensate for other weaker body parts. Essentially muscles
or tissue can become weak and “shut down” following injury, while others become forced to work overtime and
make up their shortcomings. This concept is known as the body’s “muscle compensation patterns.” These patterns
are observed in people experiencing noticeable weakness and pain, but also often appear to some degree in those
who are generally healthy and strong. Muscle compensation patterns are stored in a part of the brain responsible for muscle and movement memories,
called the cerebellum. Muscle testing could be used to help reveal incorrect movements being stored in the
cerebellum that are contributing to pain or postural abnormalities.