Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology

What is AK?

Applied kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient. Since AK draws together the core elements of many complementary therapies, it provides an interdisciplinary approach to health care.

What is a AK exam?

Applied Kinesiology interactive assessment procedures represent a form of functional bio-mechanical and functional neurological evaluation. The term “functional bio-mechanics” refers to the clinical assessment of posture, organized motion such as gait, and ranges of motion. Muscle testing readily enters into the assessment of postural distortions, gait impairment and altered range of motion. During a functional neurological evaluation, muscle tests are used to monitor the physiologic response to a physical, chemical or mental stimulus. The observed response is correlated with clinical history and physical exam findings and, as indicated, with laboratory tests and any other appropriate standard diagnostic methods. Applied kinesiology procedures are not intended to be used as single method of diagnosis. Applied kinesiology examination should enhance standard diagnosis, not replace it.  

Dr. John Erdmann will preform a very comprehensive exam which includes a detailed history, symptom survey, computerized assessment, Urinalysis (testing with chem strip, Koningsburg (chloride excretion), vitamin c, calcium, and oxidative stress), ACG, Zinc talley, Oral PH, neurological exam, posture assessment, muscle evaluation, meridian evaluation, feet and extremity examination, complete nutritional assesment, and standard physical exam. The goal is to treat the person with the symptom and not the symptom.  In so doing, the body will correct itself.  Dr Erdmann will carefully evaluate, correct the problem, and then re-evaluates to to look for long and permanent correction.  Applied Kinesiology concerns itself with the over 350 muscles of the body that are responsible for movement and posture.  Through watching you walk and observing your Erdmann can capture the dozen or more imbalances.  We supply the therapy and observe for postural balancing and walking corrections. The results are often dynamic and fast.

Where can I get more info on AK?

If you are interested in learning more about Applied Kinesiology please click on the following links:

International College of Applied Kinesiology