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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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Mission statement: To assess the current literature surrounding various procedures, education modules and the applications of the functional manual muscle test in clinical practice to ensure that ICAK education supports the use of evidenced based best practice.

Current committee:

Dr Trevor Chetcuti, DIBAK (chairman)

Dr. Alan Jenks, DIBAK (IBE representative)

Dr. David Leaf, DIBAK

Dr. Gary Domby, DIBAK

Dr. Lou Orbersteadt, DIBAK

Dr. Mark Force, DIBAK

1 – Current List

The IBORS is currently undertaking a major review of all AK procedures to ensure procedures are in line with evidence-based best practice. At this point in time a rather large reference list is provided for currently approved material. Over time this will be replaced with a single document outlining the currently approved procedure.

2 – List of current and previously published AK material


The IBORS is currently collating literature relating to Applied Kinesiology practice. More to come in the future.

3 – Approval process for Advanced Modules

ICAK education is currently under review and a major restructure to more thoroughly conform to current educational standards. Part of this is the move towards module based learning for advanced material. 

The IBORS has the task of reviewing new potential modules for teaching within the ICAK education framework. More information on the requirements of module development can be obtained here. 

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