Applied Kinesiology is based on the work of Dr George Goodheart, an American chiropractor, whose philosophy was that health is a balance between structural, metabolic and emotional function. It is a diagnostic tool which uses muscle testing to evaluate dysfunction in the body. Chiropractors often use this alongside neurological and orthopaedic testing to help identify biomechanical and neurological functional dysfunction.
It can also include the assessment of posture and gait. Applied kinesiology is not a stand alone treatment but is a valuable adjunct to the standard history, examination, imaging and laboratory testing where appropriate.
Only health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopaths, doctors and dentists can train in Applied Kinesiology. In the UK practitioners will be Members of the UK Chapter of Applied Kinesiology.
Vanessa Churchill, one of our chiropractors, has undertaken numerous courses in applied kinesiology over several years and continues to attend courses each year. If you are interested in finding out about how this may help you, please either give us a call or complete the enquiry form on this website.