Applied Kinesiology Specialist

Alternative Health & Healing Center

Chiropractic Care located in Naples, FL

Applied kinesiology is part of a holistic approach to preventive medicine, helping patients achieve healthy organ or nerve function, correct and restore posture and walking impairments, and intervene at early stages for degenerative processes. Alternative Health & Healing Center in Naples, Florida is among a very limited number of local practices providing applied kinesiology. To find out if you can benefit from applied kinesiology, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Applied Kinesiology Q & A

What is applied kinesiology?

Applied kinesiology (AK) is a non-invasive approach to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system using manual muscle testing (MMT) combined with other methods of diagnosis. Applied kinesiology treatments may include:


  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial therapies
  • Cranial techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Dietary management
  • Counseling


Applied kinesiology is based on the triad of health which is made up of structural, chemical, and mental aspects, and the belief that all health problems are involved with one or more parts of the triad.


Through applied kinesiology, your doctor evaluates your triad’s balance and customizes treatments to address the imbalanced side or sides. The team at Alternative Health & Healing Center is among the very few practices in the Naples area to offer this advanced technique.

How does manual muscle testing work?

Applied kinesiology manual muscle testing is performed on individual muscles, where your doctor will ask you to hold or resist exerted force. A normal-functioning muscle will lock against the force, while a muscle unable to resist it is weaker; a weak muscle indicates that the muscle or an associated neurological area of the body has a dysfunction


Each muscle of the body is related to an organ, gland, meridian, reflex point, nerve, vertebrae, or nutritional substance. The doctor can determine a problem or imbalance with one of these areas of the body through manual muscle testing.


What health conditions can applied kinesiology diagnose?

The team at Alternative Health & Healing Center use applied kinesiology combined with traditional diagnosis methods to diagnose the cause of a wide range of health conditions, including:


  • Headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Hypoadrenia
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain


Doctors with applied kinesiology experience can discover the origin of your pain or other health problems by deciphering the body’s language with manual muscle testing. When you know what is causing your headache, back pain, or another ailment, it is much easier to determine an appropriate method of treatment.


To learn more about applied kinesiology and to find out if it can diagnose your pain or health condition, call Alternative Health & Healing Center or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.