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Applied Kinesiology (AK)

taping up shoulderApplied Kinesiology borrows from many different disciplines, using muscle testing as a guide for diagnosis and patient care. By testing the strength of certain muscles, we get a glimpse of how related organs and tissue nearby are functioning.

Simple muscle testing helps us uncover functional issues that may exist in your body. It can also direct us to the best options to restore your health.

A Brief History

Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor based in Detroit, MI, first introduced AK in 1964. In 1968, Dr. Alan Beardall joined the team and came up with 250 specific muscle tests using this technique. Many other doctors began learning the technique under Dr. Goodheart.

After his death, one of his students, Dr. David Walther, devoted his efforts to writing educational materials about AK, and published the first textbook and training materials in 1976. Today, many instructors use these materials in their 100-hour AK certification courses.

Dr. Mykol took the elective course while at Palmer to get a more in-depth look about what the technique has to offer. After that he opted into doing the 100 hour course to learn more about the technique and philosophies. His knowledge allows him to do full-body testing to discover what’s needed to address your issue.

How It Works

AK is more of a diagnostic testing tool. First, we go through the regular intake procedure with the doctor, discussing many things in an attempt to narrow down what’s happening in the body.

Muscle testing asks the body what it likes and doesn’t like, to indicate where the problem is coming from. Sessions can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes, depending on the severity of the issue. By combining the standard test findings with the strength or weakness of certain muscles, we develop a unique insight into the possible cause(s) of your problem.

With an understanding of your problem, we select from various healing modalities, which may include:

Relief from symptoms is case-specific, and often occurs over a period of visits. Patients often see a gradual decrease in the number of symptoms during the course of their treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?

The cost can vary. Most Applied Kinesiology techniques are not covered under insurance plans and could cost $20 every 15 minutes spent extra beyond the normal allotted time. The same applies to self pay patients as well.

Does it hurt?

No, Applied Kinesiology doesn’t hurt. In fact, most people enjoy this type of testing because it helps identify the root cause of any issues going on in your body!

What type of clothing should I wear?

We recommend wearing loose, comfortable, or athletic clothing to your visit, so that you can move easily and freely as we check things like posture and other movements.

Schedule Your Visit

If you think Applied Kinesiology may be beneficial for you, we’d love to help you find out. Simply contact us today to learn more and book your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

Applied Kinesiology Brighton CO | (303) 659-7140