NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine – Level One

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 – 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

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing