by Michelle Kirel
Injury Rehab, Posture Therapy and Yoga
Michelle aspires to share with as many people as possible the necessary tools to maintain a healthy, strong and resilient lifestyle. Michelle has a lifelong passion for yoga, fitness and wellness. She is a Level 3 Neurokinetic Therapy® practitioner and Teacher Assistant, helping new and established patients reach their goals internationally in Miami, Mexico, New York City, and San Francisco.
She currently combines her yoga background with Neurokinetic Therapy® to help people treat chronic pain, injuries and postural imbalances. Her goal is to continue to learn as much as possible to be able to help people move better, feel better, and stay inspired.
Your Health. My Priority.
HOW IT WORKS
Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT) is a therapeutic approach based on Motor Control Theory that uses sequenced muscle-tests and soft-tissue releases to restore pain-free movement and eliminate compensation patterns in the body. Simply put, NKT allows you to pinpoint which muscles aren’t working and then figures out why.
Motor control is the systemic regulation of movement related to the nervous system. Motor Control Theory states that the process by which humans signal and coordinate muscles and limbs involves using their brain/cognition.
To protect itself and move with ease, the body chooses the path of least resistance, on a neurological level, to pick and choose which muscles to signal to perform a movement pattern. After an injury or sustained trauma, the body will recruit different muscles to compensate for the muscles that need a break or are completely shot. Overtime, these compensatory patterns can produce pain, which may create a domino effect of chronic pain locally and then globally throughout the entire body.
The goal of NKT is to restore healthy movement patterns, proper alignment and enhanced athletic performance by addressing the root of the dysfunction, and all the symptoms, through corrective exercises you can do at home.
Michelle gives the yoga class we all desperately need. Her fresh innovative approach to teaching makes her class somewhere you can work hard, sweat, and then fully relax!