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Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology™ uses a variety of assessment and treatment techniques to address weakened and strained muscles. This can include muscle testing, meridian therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial techniques, CranioSacral-based techniques, and reflexology.


Applied Kinesiology™ was developed in 1964 by chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, based on his experiences and skills in chiropractic, Chinese meridian theory, joint mobilization, myofascial therapy, reflexology theory and techniques, nutrition, and craniosacral techniques.

Components of all of these techniques can be found in Applied Kinesiology™.


Precise muscle testing, force challenges, and motion analysis are used to pinpoint strengths or weaknesses within the musculoskeletal, organ, nervous, or energetic systems of the body.

Based on the results of the testing, several holistic health practices and techniques may be used. Specific joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial  therapies, osteopathic cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management, and various reflexology procedures may be used.

Explore This Practice For

Applied Kinesiology™ can be used both as a preventative approach and treatment to normalize, strengthen, and balance the body. It can identify strengths or weaknesses within the musculoskeletal, organ, nervous, or energetic systems of the body and musculoskeletal conditions.

Applied Kinesiology™ can potentially help with range of motion, gait, and posture. It is used to address issues within the endocrine, immune, digestive, and nervous systems. The overall objective of Applied Kinesiology™ is early treatment to prevent or slow down certain diseases.


A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.


An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.