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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.

  • 1 What is the ICAK?

    The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) is a non profit interprofessional organisation dedicated to advance manual muscle testing as a system of diagnosis for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.
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  • 1 Annual Conference

    Join us in Washington D.C. on July 20-23, 2017, for ICAK-USA's International Meeting.
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  • 1 What is Applied Kinesiology?

    AK uses the Triad of Health. That is Chemical, Mental and Structural factors that balance the major health categories. The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides.
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  • 1 Published Research Papers

    Several hundred studies have shown that musculoskeletal pain produces muscle weakness, the detection of which makes the manual muscle test invaluable in clinical practice.
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  • 1 AK practitioners are all around the world!

    AK practitioners are located around the globe. Find a practitioner near you.
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The chiropractic subluxation involves not only altered biomechanics, but also motor control errors and muscular dysfunction that are part of the nervous system's response to pain and dysfunction. Several hundred studies have shown that musculoskeletal pain produces muscle weakness, the detection of which makes the manual muscle test invaluable in clinical practice.

Therapy Localization Method in AK

Clinical Relevance, Predictive Validity and Accuracy of the MMT - updated Oct 2011

Negative Research Studies on AK- updated Oct 2011

MMT Outcomes Correlated with other Instruments Measuring Muscle Function - updated Oct 2011

Reliability of the Manual Muscle Test - updated Oct 2011

Neck Pain Caused By Muscle Weakness - updated Oct 2011

Meridian System Relationship with AK and MMT methods - updated Oct 2011

Low Back Pain Caused by Muscle Weakness - updated Oct 2011

Knee Pain and positive MMT findings Correlated - updated Oct 2011

Applied Kinesiology Related Published Texts

Clinical Relevance Predictive Validity and Accuracy of MMT - updated Oct 2011

Applied Kinesiology Published Texts

AK Treatment Effects - updated Oct 2011

AK and Pregnancy

AK Research Compendium - Dr Scott Cuthbert - updated Oct 2011

Goodheart Bibliography - 18 November 2005 (word version)

Research Related To Treatment Effects Using AK Methods - (Word Document)

Chiropractic Economics, George J. Goodheart Jr., D.C. Tribute, and the Growth of the Chiropractic Research Culture

New Paper about Down's Syndrome

Can ankle imbalance be a risk factor for tensor fascia lata muscle weakness?

Dr. Maffetone's Manual Biofeedback Paper, Introduction

Dr. Maffetone's Manual Biofeedback Paper, Part 2

Dr. Maffetone's Manual Biofeedback Paper, Part 3

ICAK endorses the use of its skills by licensed health professionals only.