Chiropractic+Kinesiology

Chiropractic Plus Kinesiology (CPK) Is A Comprehensive And Gentle Health Care System Exclusively Taught To Licensed Health Care Providers. The Technique Integrates Specific Chiropractic Methods Including Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Acupuncture, Manual Muscle Testing, And Bio-Feedback. This Combination Is Essential To Resolving Today’s Complex Health Issues. Our Goal Is To Help You Feel Better Fast!

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system as well as the effects of these disorders on overall health. Doctors of Chiropractic (often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians) practice a drug-free hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises. They are also well trained to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation/adjustment.” However, there is a multitude of treatments that chiropractors are trained to perform outside of the traditional chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of manipulation/adjustment to either a joint or soft tissue is to restore mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo-mobile (restricted in their movement) as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In any case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation/adjustment of the affected joint or tissues restores mobility, decreases pain and muscle tightness by allowing tissues to heal.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and other diagnostic interventions. This allows them to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. In chiropractic practice, we use human kinetics to address physiological, mechanical, and psychological biomechanics.

It’s work in a wide variety of settings everywhere from the sidelines at a sports arena to a research laboratory.

Manual Muscle Testing

Manual muscle testing (MMT) is a tool to help identify associated involuntary physiological responses. Just as it is normal to tap below the knee and have an involuntary patellar reflex response, similarly the muscle test can be used to evaluate an involuntary physiological response to various stimuli, such as physical contact or verbal stimuli. This type of testing has been scientifically validated and it is classified as a ‘functional neurology’ muscle test. It has been demonstrated that manual muscle testing can be used to access the physiology of the body, including the physiology of an emotional response, and that muscles — which initially test strong in the clear — will test as being inhibited (weak) when words are posed that have a ‘charge’ or stress-response associated with them.

Click below & visit for a paper ‘On the Reliability and Validity of Manual Muscle Testing’ by Cuthbert and Goodheart.

Link to Click on: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1847521/