MyoKinesthetic System

The Myokinesthetic (My-o-kin-es-thet-ic) System (MYK) is different from traditional massage but is an very effective therapy for the treatment of pain, numbness, tingling and limited range of motion involving muscle and nerves. It was developed over the last 15 years by Michael Uriarte, D.C. MYK is a hands on muscle and movement technique that aims to identify the cause of the problem in the nervous system then correct and balance the posture through the soft tissue.

acupuncture charlotte nc dry needling massage pain fertility headache migraine infertility PCOS ivf MYK starts with a postural analysis. This determines which pathway to treat in the nervous system and use the most targeted protocol to eliminate pain quickly. A typical session lasts about 20-25 minutes and is done fully clothed, seated in a chair and void of any lotions, oils or creams.

Benefits of the Myokinesthetic System
  • Alleviate (and eliminate) pain
  • Restore range of motion
  • Little or no pain felt in receiving the therapy
  • Improved posture
  • Short therapy sessions
  • Results are usually seen in 1-3 sessions

While seemingly simple, modifying the nervous system through muscle stimulation is a highly effective way to make lasting changes in the body. When there is an imbalance on one side of the body (the cause) the other side of the body will be misaligned (compensation) to keep the body in balance. The brain is telling the muscles to either contract or relax. MYK helps to reset the muscle memory, making it work for you instead of against you by clearing the cause and in turn, balancing the compensation.