What is 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. It 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 skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
What is the Triad of Health?
The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer states in his text, “The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic,” “The determining causes of disease are traumatism, poison and autosuggestion.”
How does the Triad of Health relate to Applied Kinesiology?
AK enables the doctor to evaluate the Triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient´s health problem. These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy etc.
How does it work?
Using the innate wisdom of the body the AK doctor applies therapies on all sides of the Triad to remove interference so that the body can do its job of healing itself.
How can it help me?
Almost any condition or malady can be addressed and improved through the therapeutic techniques available to the Applied Kinesiologist.
How many visits are needed?
Improvements are generally seen after one visit. Our typical patient has between 8-12 visits. We recommend patients return every 3 months for preventive care. More complex cases may require additional visits.
How long do the sessions take?
Our personalized wellness assessment is a very comprehensive experience, which includes a thorough review of your history and a detailed exam by one of our doctors using Applied Kinesiology. You should plan to spend approximately an hour and a half to two hours at our clinic for your first visit.
All of the follow-up exams and treatments take approximately 15 minutes.
If you have multiple areas of concern, such as back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and digestive issues, you can request a “double” appointment to allow you more time to address your concerns. A “double” takes approximately 30 minutes.
What is the cost of treatment?
Our initial Wellness Assessment exam costs $250 for the service.
Most follow up exams and treatments cost $85 for the service.
More in-depth follow up exams and treatments cost $170 for the service. You’ll be informed in advance when this may be needed.
Nutritional supplements and laboratory tests purchased at our clinic are separate fees.
Do you accept health insurance?
Payment for our services are due at the time of your visit. Our Doctors are not preferred providers in network with any insurance companies. If your insurance company provides out-of-network chiropractic coverage, we will provide you with documentation to submit to them seeking reimbursement.
Will I see improvement?
Symptoms frequently diminish after the first or second visit. Individual results will vary depending on your overall beginning health, your commitment to becoming your healthiest self, and your immune system strength.
How Do I Get Started?
Schedule your personalized wellness assessment today by calling 801-268-8090.