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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.

  • 1 What is the ICAK.

    The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) is a non profit interprofessional organisation dedicated to advance manual muscle testing as a system of diagnosis for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.
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  • 2 Annual Conference

    Come along and join us at the 2014 ICAK-U.S.A. Annual Meeting. Help us to celebrate AK's 50th Anniversary! June 19-22, 2014 Arlington, VA
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  • 3 What is Applied Kinesiology?

    AK uses the Triad of Health. That is Chemical, Mental and Structural factors that balance the major health categories. The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides.
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  • 4 Published Research Papers

    Several hundred studies have shown that musculoskeletal pain produces muscle weakness, the detection of which makes the manual muscle test invaluable in clinical practice.
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  • 5 AK practitioners are all around the world!

    AK practitioners are located around the globe. Find a practitioner near you.
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The ICAK is a non profit interprofessional organisation dedicated to advance manual muscle testing as a system of diagnosis for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.

George J. Goodheart, Jr., DC first observed that postural distortion was associated with weak muscles in 1964. Muscles in spasm were found to be the effect of underactive opposite muscles. Goodheart found that appropriate treatment would strengthen muscle weakness and conversely reduce the muscle spasm. Postural balance was the result.

Interest in Goodheart’s work grew. In 1976 the ICAK was founded.

The purpose of the ICAK is to promote research and the teaching of AK manual muscle testing.

ICAK is dedicated to bringing together doctors and students with a common interest in manual muscle testing as a diagnostic system.

 

PAST CHAIRMEN OF I.C.A.K.

 

 

 George J. Goodheart Jr.- Founder

 

 John Thie, D.C. – 1973 to 1976

 

 Bert Hanicke, D.C. – 1976 to 1978

 

 Sheldon Deal, D.C. – 1978 to 1983

 

    Walter Gunn, D.C. – 1983 to 1985

 

 Robert Blaich, D.C. – 1985 to 1989

 

 Avery Ferentz, DC – 1989 to 1991

 

 Joe Schaeffer, DC – 1991 to 1993

 

 Michael Allen, DC – 1993 to 1995

 Robert Blaich, DC – 1995 to 1999

Eric Pierotti, DC – 1999 to 2008

John Wittle DC - 2008- Current

ICAK endorses the use of its skills by licensed health professionals only.