What is Professional Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture manipulation, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
Dr. Robert Foxworthy uses Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology to evaluate total body function and treat all sides of the triad, also known as the triad of health. Health is dependent upon a balance between Structure, Body Chemistry and Mental well-being. These three basic factors need to be considered in maintaining or restoring health naturally. They form an equilateral triangle: “The Triad of Health”. If one side of the triad becomes deficient, diminished health results and may lead to a significant health problem.
The Structural side is addressed with Chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities as well as soft tissue work and other structural manipulations. The Chemical side is addressed mostly with supplementation/nutrition. The Mental/Emotional side is addressed with stress management and emotional processing therapies. The interplay within this triad can enhance or be detrimental to all aspects of health.
Utilizing Applied Kinesiology with Chiropractic provides an advanced ability, to determine the DEEPER CAUSES of your health problems, which determines your individualized care plan needs and sets you on the road to recovery. As a result, your total health will improve.