Applied Kinesiology

Say No To Drugs & Yes To Applied KinesiologyWhat if there was a way to determine exactly what your body needed to be as healthy as it can, a treatment that was specifically designed and implemented for your own bodies personal requirements?

Not just the same old four-minute visit to the doctor’s office for your medication or your adjustment, or having guesswork done on your nutritional needs (if they even do nutritional assessments).

Wouldn’t it be great to visit a professional who was trained in a wide range of medical disciplines (including mainstream practices) to help you to achieve optimum health?

And what if there was a specialization that took the best from every profession and had a non-invasive approach to determining what you need to become as healthy and energetic as you can?

Applied Kinesiology is one such approach.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) & Mainstream Practices

Doctor BillHi, my name is Dr. Bill, and as someone who has been trained in alternative medicine as well as what is considered mainstream type of healing, I have a unique perspective on Applied Kinesiology (which I have a great passion for)

As you probably know, AK uses muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of  this testing determines the best form of therapy for the patient.

Over the course of my practice I have learned that there is no one end-to-all-suffering approach or a diagnostic tool.

Using a single method of diagnosis to determine a cause of all diseases is akin to using a thermometer to measure weight.

However, AK testing (along with other standard diagnostic tests) is a great tool to provide a practitioner with an instant feedback, and it  is one of those special disciplines that draws together the core elements of many complimentary therapies, so it provides an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare.

This is why I like to draw on Applied Kinesiology along with other traditional testing to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of my clients.

Diagnosing & Treating Your Condition

When a muscle tests weak, we will determine why it is not properly functioning, and choose the therapy that will best eliminate the weakness and help you heal.

Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulations or mobilizations, various myofascial therapies (forms of therapies for soft tissue), cranial techniques, nutritional therapies and various acupuncture/reflex procedures. By applying the appropriate therapy, the muscle tests strong and the postural distortion will change (a shorter way of saying your muscles will straighten you up, freeing you from pain)

It is the physician’s diagnostic workup that determines the final diagnosis.

Procedures are administered to achieve the following examination and therapeutic goals:

  • Provide an interactive assessment of the functional health status of an individual which is not equipment intensive, but does emphasize the importance of correlating findings with standard diagnostic procedures.
  • Restore postural balance, correct gait impairment, improve range of motion.
  • Restore normal afferentation to achieve proper neurological control and/or organization of body function.
  • Achieve homeostasis of endocrine, immune, digestive, and other visceral functions.
  • Intervene earlier in degenerative processes to prevent or delay the onset of frank pathological processes.

Joint PainAK is used as an interactive assessment tool, which enables the practitioner to use an individual’s nervous system through its end organs (the muscles) to interpret information about the function, or lack there of, in an individual of many key areas.

Specifically, the identification of cumulative stress in the neuromusculoskeletal system includes an examination of structural alignment, ligamentous integrity, and muscle balancing.

Strategies to promote balance and stability are used. Other goals include reduction of premature biological aging and functional neuromuscular evaluation aimed at strategies to reduce cumulative stress and up-regulate neuromuscular, immune, digestive and endocrine function.

Are You In Pain?

If you’re in pain or discomfort, we can use the Applied Kinesiology to find the cause of your dysfunction and come up with a treatment that will help your body heal, in many cases much faster than using traditional methods.

Call us today to set up an appointment for a thorough evaluation today at 604-535-4003.

Dr. William Russell (a.k.a. Dr. Bill)