Mara is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT®). She is currently only one of two practitioners offering NKT® in Illinois.NKT2013

It is a concept that addresses dysfunctional movement patterns at their core- the Motor Control Center in the cerebellum. Knowing how to reprogram the (MCC) allows the brain to access neural pathways that have been under utilized, causing imbalance and pain.

NKT® utilizes muscle testing in order to rewire the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the Cerebellum. Basically, our brains learn to function by failure and repetition. When a muscle test ‘fails’ this opens up the MCC to learn a new pattern.

NKT® allows the practitioner to reprogram the MCC by correcting the dysfunction. This is an amazing modality that will ONLY work if the client is ACTIVE in the therapy and recovery.

NKT® requires you to be an active participant in your healing process. You will need to perform specific rehab exercises to ‘burn in’ the new functional pattern. This means you will move more efficiently and fluidly in the way that your body originally intended.

Totally crediting NKT® for my quick recovery from #DomeofStrength . My shoulders, particularly my left shoulder, were sore over the weekend but now feel the best they have ever been. Suzanne Ko of Skofit Chicago, 2014

Contact me to learn how an effective treatment plan applying integrative proven techniques to restore muscle function is the smart choice for fast pain relief and long lasting results.

Who can benefit from NKT®:

People find lasting relief from a wide array of muscular-skeletal problems such as:

NeuroKinetic Therapy is a concise roadmap to the "why" of dysfunction.

NeuroKinetic Therapy is a concise roadmap to the “why” of dysfunction.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Elbow injuries
  • Auto accidents – whip lash
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • TMJ

Does NKT® enhance athletic performance and help to prevent injuries? A resounding, Yes! There is no doubt that NKT® can increase athletic performance, measurably reduce the chance of injury, and aid in the healing process if you are already injured. NKT® can give you the edge that may significantly increase your speed, stamina, strength, and accuracy when you need them most.

Mara Nicandro LMT, NMT, MMT, NKT®, HLC1, Board Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Holistic Lifestyle Coach