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NeuroKinetic Therapy NKT Spine Module with Dr Eric Nelson

Course Date

Start: 8th April 2017 @ 08:30am
End: 9th April 2017 @ 16:30pm

Course Location

IFEC Paris
24 Boulevard Paul Vaillant Couturie, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine

Course Description


NeuroKinetic Therapy is a powerful adjunct to your practice. NKT is both an assessment and treatment technique. NKT utilizes manual muscle testing to assess if a muscle is firing properly by itself or in coordination with other muscles. The NKT protocol allows the practitioner to address the motor control center in the cerebellum which coordinates and stores all movement programs. When a muscle test fails, the motor control center is opened to new learning.

The NKT protocol actually re-programs the dysfunctional routines stored in the motor control center. This allows the practitioner to treat the cause of dysfunction instead of the symptoms. This use of manual muscle testing is combined with whatever release technique you already employ. The NKT protocol allows you to become a true somatic detective.

A good example is a baby learning to stand. Each time the baby tries to stand and falls the motor control center stores the successful aspects of each attempt. When that program contains enough successful information the baby is finally able to stand. Conversely, a dysfunctional movement program can be created by injury. For example, in a whiplash, the posterior neck muscles become very tight and painful. No matter how much they are manipulated or stretched they stubbornly remain that way. Why? Because the anterior neck muscles are weak and inhibited

Loosening the posterior neck muscles followed by strengthening the anterior neck muscles will reprogram the motor control center. How do we know that the anterior neck muscles are weak or inhibited? Manual muscle testing is employed to assess whether or not a muscle is strong/ facilitated or weak/inhibited. When a muscle tests weak the motor control center perceives this as a failure and is opened to new learning. This presents an opportunity to use the NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system protocol of test-release-retest to reprogram the motor control center. Correcting these dysfunctional movement patterns is an essential component of rehabilitative therapy.

“Neurokinetic Therapy was one of the missing links in my practice. After performing orthopedic and neurological exams, as well as movement screens, I could easily see what needed to be restored. However, I would get exhausted, attempting to work every muscle affecting an area to get clean screens and re-tests. With NKT, I was able to narrow down the key culprits in the movement pattern, thus increasing the speed and efficacy of my treatment time. NKT makes my job easier on my mind and body, and it allows me to fit more patients into a window of time.”

Kathy Dooley MS, DC, Adjunct Professor with Weill Cornell Medical College and Einstein College of Medicine, and Chiropractic Physician with Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine

Eric Nelson, DC, DACBSP graduated from Life College School of Chiropractic in 1997 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians and a Neurokinetic Therapy Instructor (NKT). Dr. Eric travels around the country and internationally to teach this technique to chiropractors, physical therapists, medical doctors, athletic trainers, performance coaches and massage therapists. He is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and certified Graston Technique Practitioner.

Dr. Eric is a credentialed Active Release Technique Ironman Provider. Recently, Dr. Eric became certified in the cutting edge technique P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex). He is currently the only PDTR certified practitioner in New Jersey. He is also Level 1 certified through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board.

In August 2009, he was selected for a 2 week chiropractic rotation at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Eric worked with Archery, Track & Field, BMX, Kayaking, Field Hockey, and Bobsledding Olympic athletes. Dr. Eric was named ANJC Sports Council Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 2010 and is a past president of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractic Sports Council.

Dr. Eric is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and provides medical coverage for sporting events throughout the year. He was a member of the Mountain Dew Action Sports Medical Team in 2009. The Dew Tour is a nationally televised event which consists of skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross competitions.


Manual muscle testing will be demonstrated for each segment of the body. How to recognize compensation patterns, whether they are from reciprocal inhibition or a dysfunction in a kinetic chain will comprise much of the classroom theory. There is also sufficient time for hands on practice.

Saturday April 8th :          Registration 8:00 to 8:30

                                                               8:30 – 12:30

                                                               13:30 – 17:30

Sunday April 9th :                             8:30 – 12:30

                                                               13:30 – 16:30

This seminar will be held in English.

The following course levels are offered:

Masters Classes – for NKT students only:


PRICE:                    700 € (registration until 3rd of March 2017)

                                800 € (registration after 3rd of March 2017)

Payment of the seminar and a fully filled in registration file confirm your registration.

Adhesion to AFEFC is necessary to follow our seminars. The fee corresponding to this adhesion will be included to your seminar payment without modifying the amount of this seminar.


PAYMENT:            – by transfer on the following account: Société Générale – Ivry sur Seine 

IBAN : FR76 3000 3037 6000 0506 2677 450             BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT : SOGEFRPP

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Warning: this seminar will be held if the minimum amount of 25 participants is reached 6 weeks before the seminar, on the 24th of February 2017. In case this minimum is not reached, the seminar can be postponed or cancelled; in this case, a reimbursement of the seminar fee will be done, but no other compensation will be allowed.

The total amount of participants is limited to 40 persons.

IFEC CPD activity declaration is registered as number 11940536894 with the Préfet of Ile de France area.


Reimbursement conditions:

An official written cancellation of registration sent 5 weeks prior to the seminar will allow a reimbursement of 75% of the seminar price.

An official written cancellation of registration sent less than 5 weeks prior to the seminar will allow a reimbursement of 50% of the seminar price.


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