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Applied Kinesiology

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY

ADVANCEMENT  IN CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractic care was first discovered in 1895. It has changed significantly over the years. Applied Kinesiology originated in 1964 when Dr. George Goodheart made the first correlation between finding a weak muscle using manual muscle testing and then employing chiropractic therapy to make it stronger. Since then, he has looked beyond the chiropractic profession to the fields of biomedicine, osteopathy, acupuncture, dentistry, nutrition, biochemistry, and others for methods to increase the health and well-being of patients based on using the body itself as a diagnostic tool. Dr. Goodheart had a unique way of looking at a patient´s problem and asking, “Why is that?” This allowed him to correlate many different types of examination and treatment procedures into a unified method of examination and then treating many difficult patients.

Dr. Kelberman has been specializing in Applied Kinesiology since 1985 and this continuing education gives our clinic the capacity to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that elude the average practitioner. With a complete musculoskeletal specialty, we can treat specific muscles, tendons, and ligaments as well as spinal and other joints of the body. So we can know when cranial care, foot care, muscle therapy or metabolic nutrition is most important and how they link together. The beauty of the human body is that most aspects do link together. So finding and treating the most important areas is key to helping all of you.

Care of the spine and associated structures should also include care of the head (skull) and jaw muscles as well as your feet. Spinal care treats spinal nerves only, while cranial care addresses cranial nerves. The combination is much more complete neurologically because it addresses both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.

These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy etc. Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) and its chapters.

Applied Kinesiology skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards.