David Weinstock, author of “NeuroKinetic Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing” (North Atlantic Books, 2010), hated every minute of pre-med school at John Hopkins University. He couldn’t wait to get out of there. Despite his father being a doctor, Weinstock felt a disconnect when it came to traditional Western medicine and knew it wasn’t his purpose. So he kept searching.
Traveling extensively through Central America and South America, and attending naturopathic school in New Mexico, he studied many different healing modalities—eventually getting into biomechanics (the scientific study of the mechanics of movement and structure), which he found stimulating but only took him, and his patients, so far. Doing everything right, Weinstock couldn’t understand why people returned with the same issues over and over again.
Then he was introduced to neuroscience and the field of motor control theory, which states that all movement patterns are stored in the motor control center in the cerebellum of the brain. In that moment, he had an epiphany that completely changed the way he worked. His epiphany led to the start of NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), which is now being used by Weinstock’s students to help thousands of people all over the world.