AKC - Services
- Kinesiology Assessments
- Soft tissue Chiropractic Adjustments
- Detoxification Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Message Therapy
- Orthotic Support
Chiropractic proclaims that the nervous system, functioning as the master communication system of the body, can become impaired so that the brain or body parts are no longer communicating essential information for the maintenance of health. The removal of the impairment factor can greatly enhance the functional integrity of the body and restore health and well-being. The benefits are optimum health and pain-free activity when normal body function is restored.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, is to restore mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
At AKC, we practice a soft tissue type of Chiropractic care. There is typically no forceful thrusting or twisting of the body. Soft tissue adjustments are made with steady, sustained pressure into sensitive tissues.
Kinesiology literally means the study of motion and movement. Muscles provide movement for the body, with as many as thirty-five factors that can control the contraction and relaxation for each of the 635 muscles.
Dr. Arnold is a chiropractor who specializes in a soft tissue technique called Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a natural health care system that evaluates joint performance based on the functional integrity of the muscles. It includes evaluating structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis. Treatments may involve soft tissue manipulations, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture treatments (without needles), clinical nutrition, dietary management, evaluation of environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) involves:
1) The application of specific manual muscle tests to determine which muscles are not performing properly, and factors associated with their improper performance.
2) The introduction of variables to discover what will return the muscles to normal function
The Kinesiology principle proclaims
...that the muscles of the body not only stabilize and move the joints of the body, but each muscle has a specific biological interaction through the nervous, circulatory, and meridian systems with the body organs, both in health and in disease… By balancing muscles, we can balance body systems.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine.
We do not incorporate the traditional needling applications of acupuncture, but instead, treat the energetical system with acupressure and electrical therapies.
How does it work?
Muscle testing or a bio-resonance bio-feedback monitor helps the doctor to locate distressed tissue. Challenging the inhibitory muscle signal by special hand to skin contacts identifies the type of tissue impairment contributing to the dysfunction. Prioritizing of the tissue corrections maximizes the results within a minimum amount of time.