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“You should never have to treat the same muscle twice. If you find the same problem recurring you have missed something and need to dig deeper into the body's systems for the answer as to why your treatment did not hold.” – Dr. Alan G. Beardall, DC

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The Evolution of Clinical Dr. Alan G. Beardall, DC

June 05, 2016

I first became interested in Applied Kinesiology while I was a student at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. As I became more involved with the treatment of track and field injuries, I found that Dr. Goodheart’s contributions to the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries were truly valuable. This gave me the impetus to become more proficient in the basic Applied Kinesiology procedures. By the Summer of 1975 I was qualified for diplomate status. Treatment successes (and in some instances, failures) using Dr. Goodheart’s information on the original forty-five muscles placed an increasing demand on me for information on muscle groups beyond that already available. By 1975 it was apparent that Dr. Goodheart was involved in many other research projects, and if further...

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The History of Clinical Kinesiology:

June 19, 2015

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Definition of Applied Kinesiology: Kinesiology in common medical usage is "the study of muscles and muscular movement." However, when coupled with the word applied, a whole new concept is envoked: the use of muscle testing to evaluate body function. That is, by manually testing various muscles, areas of dysfunction can be diagnosed. These areas can then be tested in relationship to therapeutic reflex points and acupuncture points to identify causal factors. Disease begins as an imbalance in the body on an energetic level. Weakness in a muscle is an energetic phenomenon which can be used to identify health problems before symptoms appear. Historical Development of Applied Kinesiology: Historically muscle testing was used to evaluate function, range of motion,...

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