What's ICAK?

Welcome to the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), the original professional organization founded by Dr George Goodheart DC. Our organization supports and promotes scientific and clinically based Applied Kinesiology (AK). Applied Kinesiology is a valuable diagnostic technique utilising the manual muscle test and is used by a wide cross section licensed healthcare professionals around the world including doctors of chiropractic, osteopath, medicine and dentistry to name a few. The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) is responsible for the education, ethical standards and certification of the global community of Applied Kinesiology practitioners.
Applied Kinesiology is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using muscle testing as a tool for evaluating neurological function. Only doctors and healthcare practitioners who are regulated by local licensing bodies to diagnose can be certified to include Applied Kinesiology in their patient care. The methodology focuses primarily on neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and neurological regulatory systems in the body. Muscle testing is a valuable tool in evaluating the nervous system and it’s effect on the on patient health, helping AK practitioners identify areas of dysfunction in the delicate interplay of the sensory and the motor system. 


Applied Kinesiology,
a worldwide organization

The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) represents the interests of its member chapters in many countries across the world including: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states and Netherlands. Its organizational structure headed up by the International Council made up of representatives from each member chapter, and specific boards is tasked to maintain the highest standards in education, research and the examination process.

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What is the structure
of our organization?

The international college relies on different committees to support the functioning and the cohesion among the different chapters.
The Educational International Council is in charge of defining the approved material for teaching, to establish educational standards for AK, to support, encourage and promote high quality teaching of Applied Kinesiology on both graduate and postgraduate levels.

The International Board of Research and Standards goal is to promote research into the interrelationships of structural, chemical and mental factors in health and disease and the relationship of anatomical structural faults and their connection to tissue physiological homeostasis throughout the body. Its purpose gravitates from fundraising for research to guide and assist members that would be interested in conducting personal clinical research.

The International Board of Examiners is responsible for all diplomate examination given within the ICAK. This Board operates independently to avoid any biases.
You may want to reach one of these board for specific interest and information. 

The different boards:
• International Council Executive Board
• International Educational Board
• International Board of Research and Standards
• International Board of examiners: https://ibe-icak.org/

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