About KKMT® Mobilization
Krishna's Kinetikinetic Manual Therapy® (KKMT®) is a school of thought in manual therapy founded by Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, a physiotherapist from India. KKMT® emphasizes on realigning the incongruity or recoiling the restrictions of joint by mobilization and manipulation to facilitate the homeostatic kinetic forces of joint.
- The concept of KKMT® Mobilization (3D Glides) first sprouted in 2004 when he was still a student.
- The first draft of basic concepts and techniques for Knee Joint KKMT® was completed on September 4th, 2015.
- The first 2 students learned who learned KKMT® for knee joint were Mr. Donfack Philip (Lecturer- St. Louis University, Cameroon) and Mr. Chu Buh Franklin (Student- University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
- The first batch of KKMT® Mobilization (Knee Joint) was taught on the 19th of March, 2016 in St. Louis University Campus, Cameroon.
- KKMT® is in the Cameroon's national physiotherapy curriculum by the Ministry of Higher Education. (2016).
- KKMT® was launched in Sri Lanka in 2016 at the University of Peradeniya.
- This first ever book on KKMT® was published in April, 2016.
The KKMT® joint mobilization techniques are based on the following principles:
- Proper arthrokinematic motion and homeostatic kinetic forces are essential for proper and smooth osteokinematic motion.
- Homeostatic kinetics of the joint is important to maintain static and dynamic alignment of a joint. The homeostatic kinetic forces help the joint come back in its proper alignment after a motion. The factors that produce and govern the homeostatic kinetics of joint are:
- Local/Intrinsic Factors: e.g. ligament, cartilage, meniscus etc.
- Global/Extrinsic Factors: e.g. muscles, fascia, gravity etc.
- Limitation or restrictions in the arthrokinematic motion can be restored by facilitating homeostatic kinetics of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
- Joint Pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Joint Gaping®
- 3D Gliding®
- Functional Articular Rolling®