Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a chiropractic diagnostic and treatment technique using manual muscle-strength testing for medical diagnosis and a subsequent determination of prescribed therapy, and provides feedback on the functional status of the body. AK draws together many similar therapies and it is used as an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to health care.
George J. Goodheart, a chiropractor, originated AK in 1964 and began teaching it to other chiropractors. Dr. Provasoli has over 300 hours training with Dr. Goodheart and the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) founded in 1976. AK is a practice within the realm of alternative medicine and is derived from "kinesiology," which is the scientific study of human movement.
Applied kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental/emotional aspects of health using manual muscle testing alongside conventional diagnostic methods. Treatment modalities relied upon by practitioners include joint manipulation and mobilization, visceral and myofascial manipulation, cranial and meridian therapies, clinical nutrition, and dietary counseling.