Applied Kinesiology

An extremely important aspect of good therapy is that of determining the precise nature of the problem. Unless one has an idea of the cause, treatment is often of little or no benefit, or at best, can address only part of the problem.

Applied Kinesiology is a system of diagnosis that allows the body to reveal what is going on using "specific functional muscle testing". Specific functional muscle testing is a technique whereby the patient initiates a pressure against the therapist so as to analyse the function of the muscle (in simple terms the muscle either remains strong or weakens). This is used to work out just what the body is doing by way of self correction in its attempt to restore balance. This balance is between the Structural, the Chemical and the Electromagnetic sides of a triangle known as the "Triad of Health".

The original concept was developed by Dr. George Goodheart D.C. in 1964. Others have developed and refined the approach over the years so that it is now considered as part of post-graduate medical education for Doctors in several European countries.

Applied Kinesiology helps the practitioner to gain a clear view of a patient's problems and helps to determine the most appropriate treatment to assist the body in its attempts to rebalance and create a good healing environment.

The body is a self-healing mechanism. For example, if you cut yourself you will automatically heal. Though if you break your leg you will need someone to "set it" into position before being put into plaster so that it can then be allowed to heal itself. The role of the therapist is to provide the required components for the body to be able to initiate and successfully complete the healing process.

If left to its own devices the body tends to adapt in order to cope with the problem. It will continue to adapt until eventually, unless it has had some "third party" help, it will begin to break down. This is the onset of chronic dis-ease, which may be irreversible.

Up to now you will probably have been treated with a single therapy for common place symptoms. For example, for back pain you may have received pain killers or physical therapy such as ultrasound, traction, manipulation, acupuncture or even surgery. However it is not uncommon for the pain simply to have been referred from somewhere else - whether physical, organ or stress via a reflex arc along the nervous system to the site of pain. Breaking this reflex pattern should allow the body to heal. You also will have dealt directly with the causative factors and will not simply have masked the problem.

For effective treatment your body will need time and a little assistance. You may need to make some lifestyle changes, take nutritional supplements, be treated with manipulative approaches or acupuncture techniques to enable the real healing process to begin. As a practitioner using all these unique methods I am able to offer treatment covering all three sides of the Triad of Health.

Many people have heard of Kinesiology or been to a Kinesiologist. This is different to Applied Kinesiology. Only someone with medical, dental, vetinary, osteopathic or chiropractic qualifications is allowed to train in and practise Applied Kinesiology, whereas to be a Kinesiologist one doesn't have to have a medical background or any medical knowledge at all. That is why it is essential to ask your practitioner what their original therapeutic training was before attending for treatment.