NeuroKinetic Therapy® Equine and Canine

What is NeuroKinetic Therapy®?

Do clients’ issues keep recurring? Do you feel that you are chasing the pain? Learn how to address the cause of dysfunction, and not the symptom!
The NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system addresses the cause of pain – dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain. Discover why NKT® system is the missing link in your patient care protocol!

NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system is a sophisticated technique that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center (MCC) in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control center learns through failure.

In the animal seminars (equine and canine), students learn the concepts of motor control theory and the NeuroKinetic Therapy® system’s protocol to restore movement patterns in the brain. Manual muscle testing (through an indicator) will be demonstrated for each segment of the body of the animal. How to recognize compensatory patterns, and whether these stem from reciprocal inhibition or a dysfunction in a kinetic chain, will comprise much of the classroom theory and practical sessions.

NeuroKinetic Therapy® courses are based on functional anatomy. Course participants must be fully familiar with anatomy and biomechanics of their chosen species (equine or canine).

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine is for all equine practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field – veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, body workers, and any other manual therapy practitioners. Prospective students without a qualification will not be allowed to practice on animals, so would not be eligible to take the course (eg. horse owners, trainers, riders, completion of weekend/online practitioner courses).

There is a suggested Prerequisite course for all students who are not veterinarians. The online course is Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study, and this course is not included in the cost of the NKT Equine course. The cost is US$95.00 and should be a review for practitioners, taking anywhere from 3 to 8 hours to complete. The course link is: https://equinologyinstitute.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/

Neurokinetic Therapy Canine

NeuroKinetic Therapy Canine is for all canine practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field – veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, body workers, and any other manual therapy practitioners. Prospective students without certification will not be allowed to practice on animals, so would not be eligible to take the course (eg. dog owners, trainers, completion of weekend/online practitioner courses).
There is a Prerequisite course for all students who are not veterinarians. The online course is Canine Anatomy Anatomy and Behavior Distance Study, and this course is not included in the cost of the NKT Canine course. The cost is US$95.00 and should be a review for practitioners, taking anywhere from 3 to 8 hours to complete. The course link is: https://equinologyinstitute.com/product/cn3005-canine-anatomy-and-behavior-precourse-distance-study/

Planned Classes

EQUINE

4-5 August 2024: Writtle University College, UK
Instructor: Dr. Nicole Rombach, MEEBW, CCBW, MSc., PhD
Early bird price (til 4 June) :US$750
Normal price: US$850

CANINE
Course dates TBA. To register your interest, please email nktanimalcourses@gmail.com

Course outline for NKT Equine and Canine classes

DAY 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion of the Theory of NeuroKinetic Therapy
– Understanding how MCC coordinates and controls body movements
– How to assess muscle imbalances (human demonstration)
– How NKT can be used in assessment of muscle function in the horse/dog – the principles of Indicator Testing
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of muscle testing for the core and thoracolumbar spine (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, thracolumbar fascia/epaxial paraspinal musculature)
– Learning and practicing Directional Testing
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of lumbopelvic assessment and muscle testing (gluteals, adductors, abductors, adductors)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in the quadriceps, hamstring, stifle and hock regions
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Review of day 1 material, including practical portion

DAY 2
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of testing in deltoids, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus and pectoral group
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
11:00 am – 12:00pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in biceps, triceps and antebrachium muscle groups
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing for neck muscles (brachiocephalicus, splenius, extensor and flexor groups)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Review of techniques of testing across the entire horse/dog
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

Students can register through this site, or through www.neurokinetictherapy.com: look for course dates in your area under Upcoming Seminars, and complete the online registration.
NKT Equine and Canine certification is issued upon completion of case studies and practical examination.
A Certificate of Attendance is awarded at the end of the course; this is not the actual NKT certification (awarded after examination).

Terms and Conditions

In the event that a course needs to be canceled, you will normally be given at least 30 days notice. We are not responsible for any travel expenses incurred.
If a teacher is ill and/or flights are canceled due to weather, the student has no right to claim damages. The class will be rescheduled, and the student can choose another location if necessary.
There is a $100 fee for cancellations made 15 to 21 days prior to the start of the class.
There is a $200 fee for cancellations made within 8 to 14 days prior to the start of the class.
There is a fee of two thirds of the tuition for cancellations made within 7 days notice prior to the start of class.
There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another course. This fee is due before the start of the class you are transferring from. You have one year from the time of the class you cancelled to take another. If you cancel at a future date, you are subject to the cancellation fees due at the time of the transfer.
Cancellations made for registrations that are older than 180 days are subject to PayPal Fees.
If you do not attend class and fail to give us notice before the start of class, you forfeit your tuition.

Force Majeure Clause:
In the event of political unrest, natural disasters, medical emergencies/pandemics/epidemics, terrorism, labor strikes, curtailment of transportation, etc. we are not responsible for refunding your registration in full. There are 2 options. The first is to transfer to a class of your choosing within a year from the date of the original class. The second is to get a 50% refund and NKT holds 50% as a credit towards another class which must be used within a year.

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$750.00