Applied Kinesiology & Muscle Testing

    Dr. Hunter Hoeper offers Applied Kinesiology services to help diagnose and treat nervous system problems, nutritional deficiencies, imbalances, and many other health concerns.

    Developed in the 1960s by chiropractor George Goodheart, Applied Kinesiology involves evaluating the strength or weakness of specific muscles in the body to determine the functioning of related organs, glands, or systems. Dr. Goodheart created the field of Applied Kinesiology which uses non-invasive manual muscle testing to evaluate structural, chemical, and emotional aspects of health. Borrowing the best from multiple fields of healthcare systems such as but not limited to biomedicine, osteopathy, acupuncture, dentistry, nutrition, and biochemistry, Dr. Goodheart developed an ever-evolving technique that has since helped millions of patients around the world find health and wellness.

    Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic and therapeutic method that combines principles of traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, and muscle testing. This treatment involves specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. This procedure is often used to address a range of health issues such as allergies, digestive problems, chronic pain, and emotional stress.

    Practitioners believe that muscle strength or weakness can be influenced by various physical, chemical, or emotional stressors and that by addressing these stressors, health can be restored.

    During an Applied Kinesiology session, Dr. Hoeper uses manual muscle testing to assess the strength and tone of different muscle groups while applying various types of stimuli such as touch, pressure, or movement. Based on the results of muscle testing, the practitioner may recommend specific treatments such as spinal adjustments, acupressure, dietary changes, or nutritional supplements.

    If you’re looking for a Applied Kinesiology doctor near you in Pittsburgh, you’ll be joining a growing number of people who are seeking a more personalized approach to healthcare. Contact us today at 412-486-4588 or complete our online intake form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoeper!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is muscle testing in Applied Kinesiology and how does it work?

    Muscle testing in Applied Kinesiology involves evaluating the strength or weakness of specific muscles in the body to determine the functioning of related organs, glands, or systems. The practitioner applies various types of stimuli such as touch, pressure, or movement, while testing the strength and tone of different muscle groups. Muscle testing works on the principle that muscles respond differently to different stimuli and that muscle weakness can indicate underlying health issues.

    What types of health issues can Applied Kinesiology address?

    Applied Kinesiology is often used to address a range of health issues such as allergies, digestive problems, chronic pain, and emotional stress. The technique can help identify physical, chemical, or emotional stressors that may be contributing to these issues, and then address them through various treatments such as spinal adjustments, acupressure, dietary changes, or nutritional supplements.

    What should I expect during an Applied Kinesiology session?

    During an Applied Kinesiology session, the practitioner will evaluate the strength or weakness of specific muscles in your body while applying various types of stimuli. Based on the results of muscle testing, the practitioner may recommend specific treatments such as spinal adjustments, acupressure, dietary changes, or nutritional supplements. The length and frequency of Applied Kinesiology sessions may vary depending on your health needs and goals, and it’s essential to communicate with your practitioner throughout the process.

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