Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT) is a powerful healing method that can be used as both an assessment tool and a rehabilitative technique. It gets to the root of chronic and acute muscle tightness and pain, relieving it through working with the Motor Control Center (MCC) of the brain. The MCC is the part of your brain that stores your movement patterns and coordinates your movement by sending messages to your muscles. NKT is based on the premise that when a dysfunction has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to compensate and become overworked. The overworked muscles become tight and often painful. By applying manual muscle testing, the certified practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the cause of the stiffness or pain and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns and function normally again.