Applied Kinesiology Offered by our West Los Angeles and Brentwood Chiropractor
Are you experiencing a physical, chemical, or emotional dysfunction that affects your musculoskeletal efficiency? Many people are suffering from underlying health problems that they're not even aware of -- problems that that are affecting the way they move. Applied Kinesiology is an advanced method for testing muscle response and diagnosing these issues so they can be treated properly. Here at BAC To Health Chiropractic Lifestyle, our Brentwood and West Los Angeles chiropractor provides this technique among our other family chiropractic care services.
The Idea Behind Muscle Strength Testing
The human body is a complex organic machine in which every component affects every other component. Bones, for instance, only move when muscles pull on them, and those muscles only work according to the instructions from nerve impulses. To make matters even more complex, certain nerve reflexes and muscle responses may be tied to the functionality of other, seemingly unrelated parts of the body, such as internal organs. Dysfunction in any of these parts may then register as inconsistencies in muscle strength.
This is the principle behind muscle strength testing used in Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology is the evaluation of your functional health through observations of the body in action. While you may never have heard of this method before, its ideas were first set down by Dr. George Goodheart, Jr. back in 1964. (The larger notion that activities or symptoms in one body part might indicate the health of another body part go back thousands of years as a principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine.) By testing the strength of particular muscles under particular circumstances, our West Los Angeles chiropractor can discover exactly what's going wrong in your body so we can then correct that issue through natural treatments.
Applied Kinesiology from Our West Los Angeles Chiropractor
What should you expect from Applied Kinesiology at our family chiropractic care center? After discussing your condition or symptoms, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal balance and function, stance, body symmetry, and gait. We will then ask you to hold various parts of your body as still as possible while we exert force against them. Ideally, each muscle will "lock" to provide a normal degree of resistance. A muscle that displays abnormal weakness may indicate a problem with whatever other area of the body is neurologically associated with that muscle. We can then provide chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling and other treatments as needed.
Contact our West Los Angeles and Brentwood Chiropractor at BAC To Health Chiropractic Lifestyle
BAC To Health Chiropractic Lifestyle is proud to serve the Brentwood area with this highly specialized form of care. Learn more or schedule Applied Kinesiology testing for yourself by calling us at (310) 888-8762 and scheduling an appointment with our West Los Angeles chiropractor.