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.