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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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Dr Eric Pierotti was born on the 19th of June 1952 in Barga Italy. He lived in a small town called Piano Di Corelgia in the province of Lucca until the age of four when his family immigrated to Australia in February 1957. He graduated from Chiropractic and Osteopathy College of South Australia in 1973 and continued with postgraduate study that provided him with qualifications in clinical nutrition and clinical biochemistry from the Health Schools Australia Clinical Sciences from RMIT. He commenced private practice in 1974 and has continued to study and increase his knowledge in the healing arts involving himself in the community teaching and guiding other learning institutions and associations. He received a Chiropractic Doctorate (ChD) from Adelaide University in 1976.


He worked as Out Patient Clinic Coordinator COC SA from 1977-1980, was a Lecturer on Chiropractic Technique COCSA 1976-1980, and was the Coordinator of the SA entry program to RMIT School of Chiropractic from 1982-1985 where he taught muscle testing and extremity techniques. He was the undergraduate and postgraduate education coordinator for the Australian Chiropractors Association of South Australia (ACA/SA) from 1976-1985 and Vice President from 1980-1985. He has been a senior lecturer in symptomatology and clinical biochemistry at the SA campus Health Schools Australia from 1998-2002. His work with the International College of Applied Kinesiology began in 1988 when he took the position of Secretary/Conference convener for the Australasian chapter until 1993 when he was elected as President, a position he held until 2000.

He has been the Australasian representative to the International Council since 1993 and was elected as the International President in 1999. He has fostered a prosperous and recognized career with many accomplishments to his credit. These include: Meritorious Services Award, International College of Applied Kinesiology for services to AK from Australia and the United States and Meritorious Services Award for services to chiropractic education from the Australian Chiropractors Association of Southern Australia. The past 30 years in Adelaide, South Australia, have been filled with success and good fortune with a prosperous practice and a wonderful 30-year marriage to his lovely wife Luciana raising two great children, Michael 21 and David 19. He runs his practice with his business partner of eight years, Dr Steve Boord, and teaches regular weekend seminars on applied kinesiology. He is a regular presenter at ICAK-Australia meetings and has written several original papers. Dr Pierotti enjoys going to the gym and playing tennis and A-grade volleyball. In October 2003 his team participated in the 9th Australian Masters Games in Canberra where they won the Gold Medal in the 40+ division.

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