NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT®)

NKT® uses strategy rather than force to achieve results. It can provide solutions for conditions that have not responded to previous treatments that you may have tried. This form of therapy is the perfect adjunct to other treatments that we do such as chiropractic, ARTacupuncture, and breathing behavior modification.


Benefits of NKT® 

  • Uses muscle testing to locate the source of the problem

  • Achieves faster, longer-lasting results

  • Eliminates enduring patterns of dysfunction from old injuries

  • Reduces the effects of repetitive stress injuries

  • Enhances athletic performance

  • Quickly improves muscle coordination

  • Increases range of motion, energy, strength, and stamina throughout the body

  • Couples with specific corrective exercises for maximum benefit


NeuroKinetic Therapy® is a relatively new method which utilizes manual muscle testing to assess dysfunctions of the coordination system of the brain resulting from traumatic injury, overuse, under use, repetitive stress, postural stress, etc. It cues the brain for new learning resulting in immediate correction of neuromuscular imbalances. NKT® works with the body’s organizational intelligence, addressing pain at its source: the motor control center of the brain. Practitioners can quickly and accurately correct the dysfunctional postural and movement patterns that are the source of most mystifying chronic pain and degeneration of the muscles and joints.

NeuroKinetic Therapy® works by communicating with the motor control center of the brain. Most musculoskeletal pain is caused by imbalances of neurological origins wherein some muscles are overactive, while others are inaccessible by the brain. Using manual muscle testing, the neuromuscular patterns governing these movements are accessed in the brain’s motor-control center and can be “edited” for greater efficiency. This process allows NKT® to yield faster and longer-lasting results than many other techniques.

Dr. Gradwohl and Dr. Bates are the first Level 3 NKT® Chiropractors in the state of Kansas and are excited to bring such a valuable technique to the Kansas City Metro!