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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 research arm of the IBORS seeks to better understand the incorporated use of functional assessment in healthcare through quality, unbiased research. We are committed to exploring and validating the use of functional manual muscle testing as a cost-effective complementary means of assessment.


Current members:

For more information on ICAK research please contact current chair on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


1 – Database

A database is being developed.  The database will be organized into categories. Each can have specific relevance to the procedures, areas or topics within AK.


2 – Current projects underway

Each project should have a photo of the location/facility the research is being conducted at, a brief description of the project and expected completion date or time line.

It should then have a link to the authors/grant recipients with a full profile, including photos, on the personal involved in the study.

3 – Applying for grants

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