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I went to see Colin after hip and back pain was preventing me from running and slowing me down on my road bike. Within a few days after the first treatment my hips and back just felt solid and all pain was gone.
After 3 treatments I am back running breaking personal records and biking faster as well. No pain or soreness at all.
If you are an athlete that has hit a plateau due to pain, do yourself a favour and go see Colin.!
I first went to see Colin hoping that maybe he could help break the painful patterns that my body seemed to be stocked into. I have been going to the osteopath for years, and every time she would treat me, it wouldn't last. I didn't really know what he was doing, but I thought it could only help... Well, turns out it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. After the first appointment, I had a perfect balance, half of the movements that were causing pain were not painful anymore, moving was easy, I felt stable and strong. After the second appointment, the contrast wasn't as spectacular, but then I went rock climbing with my brother for an hour and a half... And I spent an hour and a half crying of relief and joy because I was able to climb again, easily and without pain. I never knew how important being able to move was to me before I got my mobility back. I even got back things I didn't even think were possible to get back! Because of Colin, I was able to start dancing again and I got my first pair of pointe shoes this year. His method goes beyond sports and even helped me with drawing! This man gave me back my body. I recommend him to everyone, it has been a truly life-changing experience.
I've had issues with my back off and on for the last 25 years. For the last year, I've had constant pain where I couldn't sit or drive for long periods of time. After 3 sessions with Colin, my back is better. I can sit, drive, play golf and back to exercising without any pain
Colin is extremely knowledgeable and very invested in improving his patients’ health. His methods are amazing and you won’t believe what is happening as he works with you—as another reviewer said, it is mind-blowing for sure! So fascinating how the brain and body movements work! Colin is able to eliminate or at least greatly reduce pain and he can help you return to optimal movement patterns and strength. I feel stronger in my movements and more balanced in my strength. Thanks a million, Colin, for listening to me and helping me!
Although the methods differ substantially from traditional massage therapy, they are well thought-out and well-founded in the science of the human nervous system. The results that were achieved in 3 sessions of therapy are excellent. I was made aware of movements that I routinely made that were detrimental to my well-being.
I have waited a long time before writing a review simply because I felt there is nothing I can write that would come close to doing justice to Colin’s work. But in all fairness to him, I thought I should still try. So speaking from my own experience, he has resolved quickly and permanently all of the pains, acute or chronic injuries I had, no matter the cause or physical manifestation, and no matter how old or recent. He has discovered how to tap into the body’s own healing potential, which is fascinating. And just when you think there is nothing he can’t fix, you find out he only keeps getting better and better at what he does. I highly recommend him.
Colin's SensoriMoter Repatterning therapy has changed my life. I have recommended him to my friends and family which has also changed their lives. Thank you Colin for giving me the quality of life I have always hoped for and now live.
I went to see Colin about my migraines which I was having for 3-5 days, two weeks apart. After 3 SMR sessions with Colin, I have been migraine free for more than 7 weeks now. Thanks, Colin!
Colin has been able to quickly identify and resolve numerous neuromuscular challenges I've been dealing with for years - in just a few sessions. Hip flexor pain, back pain, and more - gone!
And on top of that, he's a nice guy! Can't recommend him highly enough!
Four and a half years ago I had a knot of pain in my neck. I saw a chiropractor instead of taking Advil and Tylenol every day until I realized I had been doing that once a month for 4 1/2 years.
I mentioned to a friend I was seeking another solution. 3 visits later the knot of pain is gone. Perhaps from 3 neck injuries and concussions 30 years ago! I still am so relieved the pain is gone, and grateful to Colin for figuring this art of neural pathways out!
I brought my daughter for post-concussion appointments too. I have been recommending Colin ever since.
This therapy is not part of people’s general knowledge; do not let that prevent you from trying it.
When I think of the thousands of people on painkillers and with the lower quality of life because of chronic pain, I wish they would try NKT! Very nice treatment room in Westboro, very professional office.
Colin helped me return to running pain-free, no medication, no need for endless chiropractor sessions. He identified the root cause and helped me heal for good. My husband and a friend went to see him, and their experience was as good as mine. Thank you.
I was skeptical about trying NKT, but after just a few minutes into my first visit with Colin, I knew NKT works! I suffered from neck and shoulder tightness and pain, dysfunctional core, glutes, lats, and diaphragm. Colin fixed all these issues in six sessions and I can honestly say that I feel stronger than I've ever felt in my life!
Colin at Ottawa NKT has helped so many members of Team Triumph Triathlon Club come back to the sport they really enjoy! I love referring clients there because I know they will come back stronger.
You laughed after I asked if there was some kind of shock therapy that could essentially reset the “motor skills” center of my brain...though you essentially found a way to do just that. I find myself writing this testimonial 3 days following my 2nd treatment. I am starting to piece and experience this science…new neural thread connections…compromised muscles that had turned off are now working with the others… This is really the source of the problem, and I’m responding very well. Thank you Colin!
I'm a ballroom dancer with a bunion - as welcome as a skunk at a picnic! Colin was modest when I asked him if NKT could ease the pain. He needn't have been. After the first visit, the pain was reduced by 85-90% and more after the second and third visits.
I have just danced for two nights in a row with no pain. And to think that I had once wondered if surgery was the answer. Happy feet, happy me!
In just a few visits Colin was able to identify and fix a variety of triggers that were turning off specific muscles throughout my body. These issues were previously unidentified through any other means, and the fix for each was just a few days of simple, non-strenuous targeted "exercises". I found this process highly beneficial even though I did not have a specific injury as it really "tuned up" my central nervous system to function correctly. In my case, I have noticed an improvement in my running endurance and less pain after a run, presumably because specific muscles are not getting "turned off" which was causing compensations and a sluggish feeling.
It is difficult to adequately convey the extent to which Colin - with his neurokinetic therapy (NKT) "magic" - has helped me overcome some extremely long-standing, chronic issues. Colin's NKT testing process revealed quite a number of inhibited muscles in several different areas, and the treatment he provided in combination with the very specific exercises he prescribed brought me, in a very short amount time (compared to the years that I have undergone various other treatments and spent on rehabilitative exercises), back to a state in which I have no longer been over-compensating and shredding smaller muscles that had for years been taking the load for larger, non-firing muscles. After years of trying and failing to get back to some running, it finally looks as though I may be able to do so. I have absolutely no hesitation in referring Colin to anyone seeking to address any chronic pain issues. Thank you Colin!
I saw Colin about a 2-year-old shoulder injury I sustained crashing my bike. I'd been to several different practitioners from Chiro, massage, and physio. Colin healed my shoulder once and for all. My body moves better and faster. I have achieved several personal best triathlon race times since seeing Colin. I highly recommend him.
I thought I had tried everything (chiropractor, physiotherapist, massage therapists, acupuncture, ART, yoga) I could to "fix" some old and newer lingering injuries when I stumbled across Colin Liggett, a massage therapist trained in neurokinetic therapy. After only a few minutes, I thought Colin was a magician. It's like he is playing tricks with your brain and it is simply mind-blowing. I have been going to 3 sessions so far and can tell that I'm already feeling better and stronger. You will be amazed by the techniques used and what he can do for you.
Exercising was my life. Then 2 years ago I started getting cramps in my calves. Before long, I couldn't even do floor exercises without excruciating cramps. I tried everything, including 20 sessions of myofascial release and trigger point therapy with a physiotherapist. There were some decrease in symptoms, but I still couldn't exercise (not even floor exercises). Two sessions in with Colin and I was back running. After four sessions, I feel stronger than ever. NKT really has to be experienced to be believed. Thank you Colin!!!!
I'm a pro golfer and I thought my career was going to end due to pain in my shoulder. I had tried everything with little to no success until a friend referred me to Colin. In the first session, he got my core functioning correctly by treating my jaw, oddly enough. I saw immediate improvements in my range of motion in swing rotation which translated to a stronger drive in my game. Shoulder was 50% better after the first treatment, second treatment we discovered my pec was inhibiting another shoulder muscle, fixed that and the pain was gone. The shoulder immediately felt more stable and the old form was back. I've been for several sessions since, we call it fine tuning, working through old compensations and replacing them with functional ones. The effects are more subtle than the first few treatments, but you get used to recognizing the patterns and I love walking out of there feeling like I'm firing on all five cylinders.
Over the years, I have been treated by many RMT’s. I can say unequivocally that Colin Liggett is the best that has ever treated me. In addition to being an excellent practitioner from a technical perspective, Colin is a very good listener, and asks the right questions to get to the root of your issue to ensure he is treating exactly what needs to be treated. Colin’s empathy and true desire to help people helps him do great work. I appreciate his commitment to continuous learning and the research that he does outside of his clinic commitments; he is also happy to share his research with you. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Colin to anyone who is in need of a great therapist.