Neurokinetic Therapy

Neurokinetic therapy is a specialized method of massage therapy that aims to identify the cause of joint tenderness, muscular pain, poor posture and dysfunction.



Neurokinetic therapy is a specialized method of massage therapy that aims to identify the cause of joint tenderness, muscular pain, poor posture and dysfunction. RMTs typically use this treatment for chronic pain, injuries, whiplash, postural imbalances and other conditions. Our practitioners in Coquitlam and Port Moody often use Neurokinetic Therapy alongside various manual therapy techniques, exercises and stretches to help rehabilitate patients. 

Muscle compensation can often develop through injuries from exercising with improper form, trauma, or fatigue. Using Neurokinetic therapy, our RMTs in Port Moody and Coquitlam can help patients address their muscle-related conditions. This specialized form of massage therapy can help relieve symptoms caused by muscle dysfunction and muscle compensation.


How Does Neurokinetic Therapy Work?


Neurokinetic therapy is a treatment based on restoring balance and movement in the body. If you have sustained an injury or muscle dysfunction, your body could be overworking itself by compensating for the weakened muscle. Our practitioners work with patients 1-on-1 to help identify any signs of muscle weakness or muscle compensation patterns and create a tailored program for recovery. 

Neurokinetic therapy is a soft tissue treatment similar to active release techniques. NKT involves a system of muscle tests to help identify muscle weakness or compensation patterns, which are corrected using adjustments and touch to heal. 


What Are the Benefits of Neurokinetic Therapy in Coquitlam and Port Moody?


Neurokinetic therapy is beneficial to anyone, no matter how old you are. Those recovering from accidents, dancers, orthopedic patients, and athletes will benefit from Neurokinetic treatment. 

Neurokinetic therapy can help to heal various conditions, including the following: 

  • Injuries caused by impact, accident, or trauma

  • Lower back pain

  • Jaw and neck pain.

  • Fibromyalgia, TMJ, and whiplash

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Injuries include pulls, strains, and tears in various body parts (ex., wrists, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, etc.)

  • Bursitis, plantar fasciitis, and tendonitis

  • Pain caused by exercising with improper form


Advantages of Neurokinetic Therapy in Port Moody and Coquitlam


Reduces Muscle Tension

Muscle tension and pain occur when we overwork muscles and develop compensation patterns that cause fatigue and damage to them. Other treatments such as deep tissue massage reduce tension in muscles. However, this tension returns as these treatments do not eradicate the root cause of this muscle tension, unlike Neurokinetic therapy.


Benefits During Recovery From Injuries

Neurokinetic therapy protects from pains that can return due to past injuries and restores strength, motion, and functionality. It causes a noticeable reduction in tenderness, swelling, and spasms and provides pain relief.


Sports Health Benefits

Athletes often sustain injuries that cause them to develop muscle weakness and compensations. Neurokinetic therapy can help athletes rehabilitate these conditions and improve their coordination, balance, and posture. It also helps with accelerating the muscle recovery process, reducing fatigue, and preventing future injuries.


Reduces Neck and Back Pain

Muscle strains are one of the most common causes of back and neck pain. Neurokinetic therapy can help address these conditions by recovering the proper function of the affected muscles.


Treats Shoulder Pain & Headaches

Neurokinetic therapy can treat neck, jaw, shoulders, and upper back tissues. Treatable conditions include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff pain, injuries, migraines, etc.


NKT Massage Therapy in Coquitlam and Port Moody


At Inspine Therapy, our RMTs provide neurokinetic therapy to help correct muscle compensations and prevent future injuries. Book an appointment on our website with one of our Registered Massage Therapists in Coquitlam or Port Moody today!