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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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  • 1 Annual Conference

    Join us in Washington D.C. on July 20-23, 2017, for ICAK-USA's International Meeting.
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  • 1 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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  • 1 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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  • 1 AK practitioners are all around the world!

    AK practitioners are located around the globe. Find a practitioner near you.
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The research arm of the IBORS seeks to better understand the incorporated use of functional assessment in healthcare through quality, unbiased research. We are committed to exploring and validating the use of functional manual muscle testing as a cost-effective complementary means of assessment.

Current members:

Dr. Trevor Chetcuti DIBAK (Chairman)

Dr. David Leaf DIBAK (ICAK-USA)

Dr. Alan Jenks DIBAK (Benelux) 

1 – Database


IBORS is currently collating a database of research relevant to AK practice. It is hoped this database will form a resource for researchers and practitioners heading forward.

2 – Current projects underway

The IBORS is always striving to improve the evidence and understanding behind functional manual muscle testing. As such several projects are currently underway. More information about these can be found here

3 – Applying for grants

4 – Writing and publishing case studies

Case reports provide guidance as to where research should be conducted. Whilst not of the highest standard of research, they form the foundation framework for future research. More information on writing up your cases can be found here

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