The chiropractic practice focuses on the relationship between the structure and function of the body, particularly the spine, and how that relationship can affect the health and well-being of the human body. By correcting abnormalities or misalignments in the spine that may irritate the body’s nervous system or other organ systems, chiropractic care can help restore your body’s performance, functionality, and health. Chiropractors can use different tests and techniques based on what your body tells them to help you regain your health; one of these methods is Applied Kinesiology.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is the clinical application of studying movement and function within the body. Qualified practitioners use muscle feedback to evaluate, analyze, and determine the patient’s state of health and then provide adequate and effective treatment in a non-invasive manner. Applied Kinesiology is known as muscle strength testing and functions under the belief that muscle weakness can allow for health problems such as nerve damage, mobility issues, chemical imbalance, or even failures within organ systems.
Though it is known as muscle strength testing, Applied Kinesiology does not measure the physical strength of your muscles but instead tests your muscle’s ability to move and function properly as an evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.
Applied Kinesiology Training
The International College of Applied Kinesiology, founded in 1973 with chapters across the globe, is the leading organization that certifies practitioners in Applied Kinesiology. Qualified practitioners must successfully complete 300 hours of instruction, prove proficiency throughout examinations, and submit several original research papers to achieve certification.
What should you expect?
The initial visit will begin with general health questions, details on the patient’s medical history, and a discussion of the patient’s concerns and desired outcomes. A complete diagnostic examination will be conducted, and various tests will be done, including blood pressure, reflexes, and balance testing. The patient’s posture, stride, and range of motion will also be evaluated for signs of muscle impairment or weakness and to see the movement and ability of each muscle. A muscle strength test will reveal any muscles that can be considered weak, and the source of the patient’s problem.
Treatments can involve joint manipulation, acupuncture, dietary management, nutritional and lifestyle changes, environmental modifications, and more.
With Applied Kinesiology, by strengthening a weak muscle and improving its functionality, well-being, and health can be restored to the body. It is a brilliant non-invasive method to diagnose and treat neuromuscular problems. For more information on Applied Kinesiology and how it can benefit you, please contact Caliber Wellness today.