NeuroKinetic Therapy
June 2017

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NeuroKinetic Therapy®

The Missing Link

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June 04, 2017 – June 09, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
David Weinstock, Jory Serota
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SM17-1805-985David Weinstock, Jory Serota,

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.
More Information

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)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon 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.


David Weinstock is cofounder of the Institute of Conscious Bodywork in Marin County, California. He has practiced and taught manual therapy techniques since 1973, and now teaches NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) to chiropractors, physical therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, and fitness instructors around the world.

Jory Serota, a lifelong yoga practitioner with more than 20 years of experience, is founder and former owner of Marin Sports Therapy, an orthopedic manual therapy clinic in California. He is a NeuroKinetic Therapy instructor and brings a deep understanding of anatomy, alignment, and healthy movement to his teaching.