Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that is used to evaluate Physical, Chemical, and Emotional health. Founded by Dr. George Goodheart in 1960, Applied Kinesiology is a system utilizing manual muscle testing and traditional methods to evaluate one's health. AK doctors challenge the patient's nervous system’s response by muscle testing. The purpose is to observe the sensory input and output of the musculoskeletal system.
Office visits are comprised of myofascial techniques, cranial work, meridian therapy, acupressure, clinical nutrition, dietary modification, home exercises, posture screenings, lifestyle modification, the evaluation of environmental toxins, as well as chiropractic adjustments. The purpose of these non-invasive procedures is to individualize care for each patient returning the patient back to optimal health and performance. By using this method, patients can heal naturally, faster, and more effectively than other methods.
What sets AK apart is the use of muscle testing. AK is not energy medicine; it is a scientific protocol based on research that evaluates one's nervous system and how it responds to outside stimuli. Studies have shown the reliability and effectiveness of muscle time and time again. When working with a trained professional, one will see real-time motor input and output responses in real time that offer a window into patients well being. These muscle tests can show the dysfunction of all systems of the body and gives the doctor specific and reliable information. Based on the information given from muscle tests, patient history, neurological, orthopedic, visceral examination, and laboratory testing, the practitioner can understand the sum total of the patient's health issues after the doctor is able to set up a care plan so that the patient can begin healing immediately.