NKT for Animals

NKT Equine

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine is for all 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. horse owners, trainers, riders, etc.).

NKT Canine
NeuroKinetic Therapy Canine is for all animal 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, dog trainers, etc.).

NKT Equine and/or Canine Certification is issued upon completion of case studies and a practical examination.

Day 1:

9:00 am – 10:30 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

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Practical: Defining Indicator Testing

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of NKT testing in the horse/dog: the principles of Directional Testing

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Demonstration: Stability Testing Practice under supervision: Assessment and testing: Trunk core musculature

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in the gluteal, lumbopelvic and pelvic limb 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 scapulothoracic and thoracic limb regions

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practice under supervision: Assessment and testing

11:00 am – 12:00pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in cervical and cervicothoracic regions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Practice under supervision: Assessment and testing

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Review of NKT testing and technique application across the entire horse: Group case studies

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Review of techniques of testing across the entire horse/dog

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Final practice under supervision: Assessment and testing Questions and answers: Discussion of NKT certification process