Applied Kinesiology and Chiropractic

Chiropractic | Functional medicine

Everything you need to know about Applied Kinesiology

If you have ever received an inconclusive diagnosis, or perhaps heard that “there’s nothing wrong”, Applied Kinesiology may be able to help diagnose the root causes of your health concerns and health problems.

Applied Kinesiology is used to evaluate the 3 basic causes of health problems:
Structural
Chemical
Mental

These three aspects form the Triad of Health, and all health problems literally stem from one or more of these aspects. Applied Kinesiology is a tool that helps licensed healthcare professionals to evaluate the triad’s functional balance, to help determine the underlying causes of health problems, and to direct therapy towards the imbalanced side or sides.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a safe, non-invasive, and valuable diagnostic tool that uses Manual Muscle Testing (MTT) in combination with other standard methods of diagnosis to evaluate your body’s function and movement through the dynamics of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

Let’s take a step back and understand what this all means and where it all started…

Kinesiology (in itself) is the scientific study of human body movement, with origins dating back as far as 1854, where Swedish medical gymnast Carl August Georgii invented the Greek and English term from the literal translation of “Movement Science”. Kinesiology has been around for over 165 years, and is the foundation of Medical Gymnastics, Physiotherapy, and Physical Therapy that is still widely used in the 21st century to better understand human health.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) was later introduced by chiropractor George Goodheart in 1964 as a system that evaluates the structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health as a non-invasive and holistic therapy. In this case, the body is used as its own diagnostic tool. The combined words “Applied”, and “Kinesiology” describe the basis of AK which uses MMT (the “applied” part) to evaluate your body’s movement, function, and reaction (the “Kinesiology” part).

Since then, Applied Kinesiology has become a postgraduate course with training, that is only offered to registered primary healthcare professionals. Chiropractors use AK as a diagnostic technique to evaluate the body’s muscle function and range of motion as part of a patient examination. Functional neurological testing provides immediate feedback to the healthcare professional and helps guide what type of care the patient needs.

Dr Matt le Roux is a qualified chiropractor that focuses on the overall wellness of his patients and is passionate about helping individuals to reach peak physical performance. Applied Kinesiology is a complementary treatment to chiropractic care which can help identify and determine the underlying causes of sensitivities and dysfunctions in the body. Using a combination of Muscle Testing, lymphatic massages, gentle acupressure and acupuncture, Matt can analyse muscle strength, muscle weakness, and muscle responses and recommend care that may steer you on your way to recovery.

Matt can help you identify the underlying causes of a wide range of disorders including back pain, allergies, nutritional imbalances, and stress, and is ready to help you live your best life through chiropractic adjustments, treatments, and care.

For more information on Applied Kinesiology, and to take a big step towards diagnosing the underlying conditions that may be affecting your health, contact Matt and book a Functional Medicine Online Consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a postgraduate course with training, that is only offered to registered primary healthcare professionals. Chiropractors use AK as a diagnostic tool of the body’s muscle function to aid in the examining of a patient. Functional neurological testing provides immediate feedback to the healthcare professional and helps guide what type of care the patient needs.

What can Applied Kinesiology treat?

Applied Kinesiology is a method of diagnosis and treatment that can be used to safely treat muscular and nervous system disorders, allergies, stress, nutritional imbalances, and many other imbalances and dysfunctions.

Applied Kinesiology focusses on the concept of energy and imbalances in the body, towards correcting and unlocking the natural pathways of the body’s flow of energy that helps to treat underlying issues.

Is Applied Kinesiology safe?

Applied Kinesiology is a safe, non-invasive, alternative medicine technique that aims to help diagnose illnesses and identify possible treatments by testing muscles for strengths and weaknesses. The gentle muscle-monitoring techniques of applied kinesiology help health care professionals to assess physical muscular feedback, as well as emotional subconscious responses to provide insight into the imbalances of your body.

How does Applied Kinesiology work?

Applied Kinesiology aims to restore the balance of the whole individual through muscle testing for muscle strengths, weaknesses, and potential problem areas. Muscle testing can identify imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical, and emotional energy, while a range of gentle healing techniques can help improve the health, well-being, and vitality of patients.

What is the difference between kinesiology and applied kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human body movement, performance, and function that considers several fundamental sciences to better understand how we move.

Applied Kinesiology, also known as Muscle Testing, uses simple, safe, and accurate tests to identify imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical, and emotional energy.

References

Applied Kinesiology in Australia
https://www.appliedkinesiology.com.au/

International College of Applied Kinesiology
https://www.icak.com/

International College of Applied Kinesiology USA
https://www.icakusa.com/what-is-ak

International College of Applied Kinesiology UK
http://www.icak.co.uk/

The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology
https://kinesiology.co.uk/about-task/when-and-why-would-you-use-kinesiology/

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesiology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_kinesiology

We Are Human
https://wearehuman.co.za/what-is-kinesiology/

The School of Health
https://www.schoolofhealth.com/be-better/natural-health-definitions/kinesiology/

Healthline | Ashton Clarke, 2018
https://www.healthline.com/health/muscle-testing

Australian Kinesiology Association
https://aka.asn.au/

Dr. Matt le Roux is a man of many talents: chiropractor, sports scientist and functional medicine practitioner. His science-based approach motivates him to explore the synergy between health and performance that changes the way you move, live, train, think, and eat.

Dr Matt le Roux

Chiropractor, Functional medicine practitioner

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