Myokinesthetic System

In many instances, Myokinesthetic (MYK) System has provided patients with pain relief and improved function.

The therapist working within the MYK system begins with a detailed analysis of a person’s standing posture to determine compensations within the nervous system. From these posture compensations, in combination with the patient’s pain, symptoms, and muscle weakness, the therapist can determine which main nerve root level is affected and contributing to the patient’s pain. The nerve root is the part of the nervous system that branches directly from the spinal cord, going out to the body. The nerve carries both sensory information (what we feel) and movement information (how we move). Therefore, once the specific nerve root level is determined, the therapist will treat the sensory and movement portions of all the muscles along that nerve root.

MYK is like a “moving massage” – stimulating with pressure or touch, the specific muscles that belong to the nerve root, as well as providing movement or muscle contraction, for both sides of the body. Doing treatment in this way allows the therapist to clear impingement in the nervous system along a single nerve pathway, resulting in improved posture, improved muscle function, and decreased pain.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Radiating Pain in the Arm or Leg

MYK does not help every condition but has provided excellent improvement for many people. If you have pain that just won’t go away, perhaps MYK could be a part of the solution for you. Contact our West Wichita clinic for more info at (316) 440-3731.

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