Muscle Monitoring

Kinesiology uses muscle monitoring, (resistance response) which gives the Practitioner useful information as to what is going on inside the body. It is a helpful tool in accessing sub-conscious stressors related to the matter at hand, and therefore access the bodies own specific preference for correction bringing the dis-ease back to ease/health.

As the brain is in continous communication with every part of our body we can use these electrical pathways/signals as a means of bio-feedback mechanism – which is why Kinesiology is so specific, effective and efficient in creating lasting health.

Muscle monitoring is the core of all Kinesiology. With a history steaming from the early 1900’s.
As the research progressed connections were discovered and documented which has established an incredibly complex and dynamic tool in the field of Natural health and Complimentary Therapy.
Brief History of Muscle Monitoring

1912 – Gravity Tests
The first published use of muscle monitoring against external force was written by Dr. Robert W. Lovett, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. These muscle tests were termed “gravity tests” and were used to trace spinal nerve damage. In 1932, Dr. Lovett published a muscle grading system of 5 levels of muscle strength against gravity and external pressure.

1930’s – Kinesiology as the Study of Human Movement
Throughout the 1930’s, academic studies of human movement were concerned with understanding how and why people move and the factors that limit and enhance our capacity to move.

1948 – Manual Muscle Testing
Manual muscle testing techniques were refined and published by physical therapists Kendall, Kendall and Wadsworth. Their muscle testing techniques were used in the assessment of insurance claims.

1964 – Applied Kinesiology
Chiropractor, Dr George Goodheart, observed that a muscle that tested “weak” could be returned to normal “strength” by pressing or massaging seemingly unrelated points on the body. Muscle monitoring was recognised as a means of assessing the functional status of other physiological and energy (acupuncture meridian) systems. Applied Kinesiology could only be studied by health professionals and was used as a means of confirming their “medical” diagnoses.

1973 – Touch For Health
Chiropractor, Dr John Thie, brought the power of manual muscle testing and simple energy balancing techniques to public awareness through his publication, “Touch For Health”, and a series of related workshops.

…there are many different types of kinesiology. The different types of kinesiology include, but are not limited to:

  • Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP)
  • Applied Physiology (AP)
  • Touch For Health
  • Kinergetics
  • Neuro-Training (formerly Educating Alternatives)
  • Edu-K (Brain Gym)Mahoney’s Hyperton–X Sports Kinesiology
  • LEAP (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme)
  • Transformational Kinesiology
  • Aromatic Kinesiology
  • Counselling Kinesiology
  • Three In One Concepts. .
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