What is
Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using muscle testing as a tool for evaluating neurological function. The methodology focuses primarily on neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and neurological regulatory mechanisms. Muscle testing assesses the impact of the nervous system on patient health, helping AK practitioners look for the source of disease in the balance of the sensory system with the motor system.

Licensed healthcare professionals use Applied Kinesiology to identify the source for muscle and joint pain as well as structural and gastrointestinal issues which can often be treated affordably. Many patients with complex conditions have turned to Applied Kinesiology when nothing else has worked for them. Experienced AK professionals around the globe are safely relieving the suffering related to the debilitating effects of injury, pain, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, PTSD, and more, bringing unexpected hope and relief.



The use of muscle testing is an ideal neurological feedback tool. It is both an art and science to
use correctly as it involves both the tester and the person being tested and variable between
both. Recent research theorizes that the brain frequencies actually synchronize when
performed correctly (Prof. Frank Bittmann, Universität Potsdam).

In the common terminology, people have the tendency to characterize muscle as “weak” or
“strong.” This does not mean the general strength of the person, rather an indication that the
muscle is performing in a proper and predictable manner. Essentially, a muscle that is
considered “weak” is in a state where the motor signals to it are aberrant and conditionally
inhibited. Conversely a muscle might be dysfunctional by over contracting, again as an aberrant
state in reaction of a challenge.

The basic function of the muscle test is to determine if it is working in its optimal ability and
maintains it’s integrity when challenged in various ways. Testing isn’t as simple as seeing how
strong a muscle is. Position, force application, accommodating body position changes, isolation,
timing and many more things are involved in accurately assessing muscle function. Muscles can
have imbalance due to injury or from other causes. These imbalances can be due to physical
neurological issues, chemical and biochemical issues, and even from emotional and
electromagnetic-type issues. This is the reason why an Applied Kinesiology Practitioner is trained
to use and perform manual muscle testing in an accurate manner so the patient is well oriented
in its recovery.


Is there anything more valuable in practice than real time data on what to do, when to do it, and how successful it was? Every technique out there has its time and place, and thanks to AK I don't have to guess.
Dr Joe Smith,
Chiropractor DIBAK, DACNB
Using Applied Kinesiology helps me take the guess work in identifying and correcting my patients' problems. It is the best diagnostic technique I have come across and helps me in all aspects of my practice. I use it to help optimize performance in professional NHL, NFL, and MLB players in addition to helping get to the root cause and help those with chronic illness.
Dr. Noah Lebowitz,
What does Professional Applied Kinesiology do for my practice? It keeps me satisfied in practice. There is no other single diagnostic methodology better equipped to help evaluate multiple systems of a patient. The key to PAK is understanding the thought process, having a system to traverse what treatments will create the greatest benefit for the patient. You will never get bored with AK. Constantly learning new things only expands the abilities and outcomes as unfortunately people are becoming more and more complex in their health problems.
Dr John Wittle,
Applied Kinesiology totally brought another dimension to my practice and my vision of health. It gave me the will to always ask myself ‘’WHY’’ every day with my patient. I go to work excited and enthusiast all day, every day.
Dr Genevieve Gagne,
Chiropractor DIBAK
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