NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of pain—not just the symptoms—at their root in the motor control center within the cerebellum.
In this 5-day workshop, cocreator of the NeuroKinetic Therapy bodywork system David Weinstock and NeuroKinetic Therapy practitioner and instructor Jory Serota share tools and techniques for professionals working in the field of rehabilitative therapy. You examine the basics of motor control theory and how to use manual muscle testing to assess muscle functionality. Through hands-on practice, you learn how to recognize compensation patterns and correct them. You also explore how exercise and yoga can be used to correct motor control dysfunctions.
This workshop is recommended for massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates teachers, and others working with clients seeking greater comfort, mobility, and independence.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe the theory behind NeuroKinetic Therapy.
- Describe the difference between a facilitated and inhibited muscle
- Differentiate when and when not to test for musculoskeletal dysfunction.
- Demonstrate how to muscle test the “Powerhouse 5” (psoas, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, transversospinalis).
- Describe how to assess which muscles are facilitated and which ones are inhibited.
- Perform tests for the psoas and quadratus lumborum
- Describe and demonstrate the assessment of back pain (psoas, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, transversospinalis).
- Demonstrate testing of the rotational muscles of the hip and assess hip dysfunction.
- Demonstrate muscle testing for the gluteals, deep rotators, adductors, and abductors.
- Discuss and demonstrate assessment and treatment of the hip.
- Describe treatment of quadricep, hamstring and knee strains.
- Discuss and demonstrate treatment of knee pain and dysfunction.
- Discuss and demonstrate how to assess gait dysfunction via the single leg stance.
- Describe assessment and treatment of the extensor hallucis longus.
- Demonstrate assessment for rotator cuff.
- Review and describe manual muscle tests and treatment interventions for pain and discomfort.
- Discuss and describe the structure and function of the shoulder joint,
- Perform tests and demonstrate assessment of traps, delts and rhomboids.
- Discuss and demonstrate muscle testing for biceps, triceps, forearm muscles, and hand muscles.
- Describe the structure and function of the bicep tendon
- Demonstrate how to treat the bicep tendon when it falls out of the groove.
- Demonstrate assessment and treatment of neck muscles.
- Demonstrate proficiency in treating conditions such as whiplash.
- Demonstrate proficiency in linking lower and upper body dysfunctions.
- Discuss and demonstrate how to assess and treat a client with the NeuroKinetic Therapy system.
Application to NBCTMB in progress. Please check back for approval status.
Faculty asks that you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- NeuroKinetic Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing by David Weinstock
Faculty recommends you read the following book for further study:
- Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists by Thomas W. Myers
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.||Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
David Weinstock is cofounder of the Institute of Conscious Bodywork in Marin ...
Jory Serota, a lifelong yoga practitioner with more than 20 years of experien ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
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Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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