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Krishna’s Kinetikinetic Manual Therapy (Periphery) / KKMT (Periphery)

Overview:

Manual therapy has become an integral part of physiotherapy these days. This field is still developing with many new updates. There is lot of scope for new researches and KKMT is a new progress in this row.
The term Kinetikinetic in KKMT actually means mobilization of forces. So KKMT emphasises more on reprogramming the forces (muscular) than only realigning the joints.
Where most of the manual therapy techniques apply either unidirectional or bidirectional glides/ motions, The KKMT school of thought believes in 3D glides/ rolls/ facilitation during functional motions.

How did it start?

KKMT started with two simple questions.
1. Why should we do two dimensional mobilizations when actually there are no pure two dimensional functional motions?
2. Why do we do pure joint mobilization when there are many other factors responsible for joint homeostasis?

How is it different from other manual therapy techniques?
1. It is not based on the traditional unidirectional/ bidirectional glides.
2. It emphasizes on muscle reprogramming with mobilization during functional motions.
3. It gives you the freedom of exploring new dimensions and directions based on the given principles.

The KKMT® joint mobilization techniques are based on the following principles:
1. Proper arthrokinematic motion and homeostatic kinetic forces are essential for proper and smooth osteokinematic motion.
2. Homeostatic kinetics of a joint is important to maintain its static and dynamic alignment. The homeostatic kinetic forces help the joint to come back in its optimal alignment after a motion.
3. Restricted or inappropriate arthrokinematic motion can be restored by facilitating homeostatic kinetics of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors.

Indications of KKMT® Joint Mobilization:

Joint Pain
Decreased range of motion

Contraindications of KKMT® Joint Mobilization:

Though pain during application of the techniques itself is the best way to know if the technique is contraindicated, KKMT® joint mobilization should be applied with caution in the cases of acute injuries e.g. immobilized fracture, acute sprain etc. and joint instability.

Course Content:
  • Introduction to Manual Therapy
  • Introduction to KKMT
  • Sternoclavicular Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Acromioclavicular Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Shoulder Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Elbow Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Radioulnar Joints: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Wrist & Hand Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Hip Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Knee Joint: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Ankle and Foot: General evaluation, KKMT pattern, demonstration, practical
  • Research scope

Learning Objectives:

Describe the evolution and development of manual therapy.
Understand the concept of somatic dysfunction and its use in different schools of thoughts.
Recognize the difference between KKMT and other manual therapy techniques.
Describe the KKMT principles that govern the application of 3D techniques.

Outcome:

By the end of the course students will be able to-

Rationalise and identify a therapeutic 3D KKMT patterns.
Demonstrate mastery of the skills required to accurately administer appropriate KKMT mobilization.
Critically reflect on the effectiveness of own communication with medical and allied health professional colleagues.

  • Total Contact Hours - 24

Assessment:

At the end of program, the students will be evaluated

Research Scope:

All the students will be provided free research supervisor and free data analysis services if they want to do research on KKMT.
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