What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied kinesiology (AK) is a technique used to assess body structure problems by identifying muscle and posture imbalances.

Applied kinesiology is based on the idea that pain and injuries can be caused by a number of internal triggers. Some of these triggers may be obvious, like a disc injury or nerve entrapment. However, there are other potential causes of muscular inhibition which the full assessment process seeks to uncover.

An AK assessment together with a detailed chiropractic, orthopaedic, neurological exam, as well as an extensive history taking, help a chiropractor to develop a personalised treatment plan to address the problem(s).

What does a standard appointment of Applied Kinesiology look like?

Your first AK session will include a detailed questionnaire regarding your health, history, and lifestyle. Mr Gliddon will then assess your spine for signs of stiff joints and tight muscles. This initial testing will be combined with other diagnostic procedures likes physical examination and laboratory tests as well as neurological, orthopaedic, and postural testing

Applied kinesiology is an interdisciplinary practice, not a treatment procedure itself, which means treatments could include chiropractic care, massage and myofascial release, nutritional counselling, and more. Mr Gliddon will work with you to develop an individualised treatment plan based on your specific needs and in accordance with your diagnosis and the best available evidence on your condition.