5 Facts You Didn't Know About Applied Kinesiology

Whether you’re a long-term patient or new to chiropractic care, you may benefit from applied kinesiology. Applied kinesiology uses the relationship between your body’s muscles and internal organs to identify the sources of physical symptoms. This non-invasive process involves one or more tests that include observation of your muscle function while at rest or moving. Applied kinesiology uses biofeedback from this muscle testing to identify and treat internal dysfunctions based on your results.

You’ll achieve the best results from this technique when you work with an experienced team of applied kinesiology specialists. After a thorough assessment, chiropractors Marc Bobrowsky, DC and Jeffrey Klein, DC of Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness In New York, New York, recommend and administer the most appropriate therapies for your symptoms. Depending on your condition, you may benefit from joint manipulation, acupuncture, nutrition, dietary management, or other treatments that can help strengthen muscles and improve function.

Whether you’ve considered applied kinesiology or are new to the concept, read on to learn five facts that you probably didn’t know about this valuable science.

#1: Applied kinesiology incorporates knowledge from many medical disciplines. 

Applied kinesiology uses an interdisciplinary approach. The techniques include principles from a wide range of disciplines including chiropractic, osteopathy, medicine, psychology, acupuncture, and biochemistry. 

Applied kinesiology also includes traditional diagnostic techniques as part of your overall assessment. The chiropractors at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness consider your applied kinesiology assessment in combination with a medical history and physical examination. Depending on your condition, you may also require blood work or other types of testing to determine the appropriate treatment. 

#2: The “Triangle of Health” provides the basis for applied kinesiology.

The “Triangle of Health” refers to the concept that compares the human body to a triangle. The three sides of this equilateral triangle represent chemical, mental, and structural health. Since each side directly affects the others, the Triangle of Health defines wellness as an equal balance of the three systems in unity. 

Applied kinesiology uses muscle testing to evaluate chemical, mental, and structural aspects of your well-being. Looking at all three aspects is important because the dysfunction of one system can cause an imbalance in the other two. Correcting that dysfunction can restore balance and overall wellness.

#3: Applied kinesiology has been used for over 50 years. 

Applied kinesiology has been used since the mid-1960s when chiropractor George G. Goodheart developed the principles of applied kinesiology. He did so based on his recognition that muscle resistance changes in response to a wide range of internal stimuli from its associated organ. Goodheart observed that conditions such as diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and emotional issues correlated with muscle weakness. He used this to identify a system of associating specific muscle weaknesses with correlating dysfunctions. 

#4: Applied kinesiology assessments include more than manual muscle testing. 

Manual muscle testing is a staple of applied kinesiology. This technique, which involves using precisely applied pressure to identify muscle weakness, represents just one tool for identifying the source of dysfunction. Depending on your condition, the staff at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness may perform other kinesiology tests such as motion and movement analysis, range-of-motion assessment, neurological evaluation, or hands-on palpation of muscles or tissues as part of a thorough evaluation. 

#5: Applied kinesiology can do more than identify weak muscles.

With the identification of weak muscles, applied kinesiology also helps lead to the source of these issues. As a result, an accurate assessment can help identify a wide range of dysfunctions, including:

Find out more about applied kinesiology and how it can help you achieve better health. Schedule an appointment online or call our office for a consultation. 

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