Kinesiology means ‘the study of movement’. It also describes a form of complementary or alternative therapy that uses muscle monitoring (biofeedback) to look at what may be causing ‘imbalances’ in the body.
Kinesiologists may work with health and wellbeing issues including stress, muscular disorders, nervous disorders, nutritional issues, emotional problems and learning and behavioural difficulties. Kinesiology focuses on ‘unresolved stress reactions’ and uses techniques intended to assist the body’s natural healing process.
Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being. Originating in the 1970’s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional,mental and spiritual health.
Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.”(Definition approved by the Australian Kinesiology Association 1999.)
The maturity of ‘Complementary Therapies’ is shown by some of Australia’s major health funds now paying rebates for many therapies, including Kinesiology. This acknowledges what is happening in the health sciences in the 21st Century.
Australians spend over $1 billion annually on therapies not part of mainstream medicine. Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing of these and is now practised in over 100 countries. In Australia, we have a growing number of professional practitioners registered with the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA), along with some world renowned Kinesiology researchers and teachers.
Kinesiology is a non-invasive energetic healing science. Initial research began in the 1960’s when Dr. George Goodheart DC, discovered that muscle testing could be used to gather information from the body. This system was called ‘Applied Kinesiology’ and saw many chiropractors embracing Chinese medicine techniques of acupressure and meridian systems.
Kinesiology, which is a combination of ancient, eastern science and western muscle monitoring, balances the body on many levels. Its effective results come from the way it works with the body’s innate healing intelligence to restore balance and health to neurological and physiological function.
Through this modality, profound changes may be experienced emotionally, mentally and physically, thereby increasing a person’s health and wellbeing. When our system is functioning well, we feel well.
Armadale Kinesiology has now opened at Armadale Chiropractic Centre with Kristen Ross. We are thrilled to have Kristen practicing from June 2014. Kristen Ross has been a Kinesiology practitioner for over 10 years, Graduating from Australia’s first Kinesiology College, The College of Complementary Medicine in 2006. Kristen has been lucky enough to study kinesiology with some of the pioneers of modern kinesiology including Charles Krebs PHD.