Kinesiology is the study of human and animal movement, performance, and function by applying the scienceof biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience. Applications of kinesiology in human healthinclude the rehabilitation professions, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as applications in the sport and exercise industries.
However, in this post we will focus on a more precise aspect of kinesiology: applied kinesiology (AK). It is a method used for diagnosis and determination of therapy and it provides feedback on the functional status of the body. It differs from pure kinesiology in that kinesiology refers to the scientific study of human movement.
Applied kinesiology is presented as a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health by using a method referred to as manual muscle testing alongside conventional diagnostic methods. The essential premise of applied kinesiology that is not shared by mainstream medical theory is that every organ dysfunction is accompanied by a weakness in a specific corresponding muscle, the viscerosomatic relationship. Treatment modalities relied upon by practitioners include joint manipulation and mobilization, myofascial, cranial and meridian therapies, clinical nutrition, and dietary counseling.
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