APPLIED KINESIOLOGY - YOUR BODY KNOWS WHAT IT NEEDS
Applied Kinesiology may turn out to be the most therapeutic advance of this century ! It has already revolutionized many practices including the the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics.
Applied Kinesiology's major advance is that it allows the body to 'tell' us what needs to be done. The body becomes our chief diagnostic and therapeutic tool in this system where we ask the body the questions and the body gives us the answers. How obvious and natural this approach seems; yet, how far we have strayed. Let us recall that the basic premise of all healing is that the body's innate wisdom knows what is wrong and that we as nature's helpers need only ask the appropriate questions to find out the nature of the imbalance, and then by giving the appropriate treatment witness the body's response as if to say 'Yes, that's what is needed. Thank you.'
Applied Kinesiology is also a revolutionary approach to healing because it is showing us that we don't have to rely solely on the use of pharmaceutical chemicals to treat patients, nor on massive invasive techniques. The methodology opens up a more natural, simple, non-destructive, painless, pro homeostatic treatment procedure. Here we have a system where the doctor works with the patient and with the patient's energies, and where the patient shares fully in the treatment and adopts a far greater attitude of responsibility towards his illness and recovery than is commonly witnessed in medical practice today.
In general, the applied kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The AK practitioner will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient.
Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulation or mobilization (as used in osteopathy and physiotherapy), various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.
In some cases, the examiner may test for environmental or food sensitivities by using a previously strong muscle to find what weakens it.
Applied kinesiology uses the - triad of health - chemical, mental and structural factors - to describe the proper balance of the major health categories.
The triad is represented by an equilateral triangle with structural health as its base, and the upright sides representing chemical and mental health. When a person experiences poor health, it is due to an imbalance in one or more of these three factors.
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. For example, a chemical imbalance may cause mental symptoms. Applied kinesiology enables the practitioner to evaluate the triad's balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
The Triad of Health:
Health is composed of structure, bio-chemical and mental factors, which must be equally, balanced producing the triad of health.
When a person has ill health, at least one of these factors is involved and often two or three. The principle of AK is to analyse and check all three factors and treat any or all that are disrupted.
What conditions do patients use applied kinesiology for?
1 Low back pain, sciatica
2 Headaches, migraine
3 Disc injuries
4 Stress-related disorders
5 Acute onset and sports injuries
Other problems an applied kinesiology practitioner is asked to treattreat:
1 Allergies, recurrent ear , nose and throat infections
2 Hormone related disorders
3 Symptoms of PMT and menopause
4 Irritable bowl syndrome
5 Post-viral syndrome
6 Nutritional work
Our Applied Kinesiology practitioners:
Rob is a state registered Physiotherapist with ten years of musculoskeletal experience practicing in corporate and private clinics, now exclusively in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics..
He is not an ordinary physiotherapist, but using a broad range of treatments such as soft tissue work, massage, mobilising, manipulation, ultrasound, acupuncture, stretching and strengthening to release stiff joints, regain muscular strength and balance, aid healing of strained or sprained muscles and ligaments, also to mobilise bound neurological structures with the aim of restoring pain free movements of the body so you can return to your work sport or leisure activities as soon as possible.
Pilates based core stability exercises, ergonomic advice and aids, coupled with rehabilitation exercise programmes are given to strengthen the body and alter habits, which may cause re-injury with the aim of making the effect of the treatments long lasting.
Post graduate courses include Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Myofascial work and Cranial Sacral systems in order to offer treatment when required which taps into the subtle systems in the body with the intension of releasing, unblocking and allowing the body to return to healthy patterns of being.
Rob is registered with all the major private health insurances incl. AXA PPP BUPA.
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY IN THE CITY OF LONDON
THE TRIAD OF HEALTH
The physical, emotional and chemical aspects of health influence eachother, please see more about the triad in the main text about applied kinesiology.
Robert Galloway combines applied kinesiology with cranial techniques, acupuncture and physiotherapy