Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a scientific method of assessing muscle function in order to gain feedback from the nervous system about the functioning of your body. AK provides us with real time feedback of how your system functions on a structural, physiological and biochemical level. When AK is combined with traditional orthopaedic, physical examination and laboratory assessment, it becomes a very powerful diagnostic tool.
Applied Kinesiology is used to look for functional changes in muscle performance. Dr. David Abagia (osteopath) is trained in the use of AK and is able to identify more specific information in regards to the cause of the problem. This is achieved by monitoring muscle response after applying a force to a specific muscle. In some circumstance, AK can help reveal the location of your problem whether it is structural, neurological or physiological.
Who uses Applied Kinesiology?
Although Applied Kinesiology was originally founded by a Chiropractor, many other professions study and practice Applied Kinesiology. These include Osteopaths, Medical Practitioners and Dentists. In Australia and the USA the majority of people who use Applied Kinesiology are Chiropractors. However in Germany and several other countries across Europe, there are thousands of Medical Doctors and Osteopaths who are trained in this diagnostic art form.