Kinesiology is Similar To …

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  • Kinesiology is like Physiotherapy but it’s not
  • Kinesiology is like Chiropractics and Osteopathy but it’s not
  • Kinesiology is like Naturopathy but is not
  • Kinesiology is like Psychology and Counselling but it’s not


As Kinesiologists we just don’t look at you simply as a muscle, a mind, an organ, an energy or nervous system. We understand that in order for a healthy and happy existence to occur the physical, bio-chemical, emotional, spiritual, mental and environmental aspects of your life must be in harmony with one another.

How Kinesiology Is Similar To Physiotherapy

Kinesiology is similar to Physiotherapy as they work to reactivate, or train the muscles to perform the movements they are designed for. A Physiotherapist will use exercises, machines, massage and stretching techniques to retrain the muscle.

A Kinesiologist places the muscles in specific positions to isolate them to identify which ones work and which don’t. If a muscle does not work correctly, the person will feel as if they have no, or limited, strength in it. The Kinesiologist then uses muscle testing to identify special reflex points, emotional memory triggers, nutrition and stretching to reset the reflexes that turned off neural circuitry to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. The structural changes from a Kinesiology treatment can usually be felt instantly.

How Kinesiology Is Similar To Chiropractic And Osteopathy

Kinesiology is similar to Chiropractic and Osteopathy, except that a Kinesiologist does not use any thrusting force to make a correction. In fact Kinesiology grew out of a form of Chiropractics. In most cases a Kinesiologist typically use either a very gentle manipulation via the use of various reflex points, nutritional changes, or even emotional stress release techniques similar to counselling, combined with the body’s own breathing reflex, to achieve results.

These techniques are safe as they do not force bones into place. Kinesiology techniques correct the muscle tension that holds the bones in place and helps them move back and forth. Most of the time bones are not actually out of place. They are simply not sitting correctly in place and are interfering with the nerve and proprioceptive messages to the muscles and organs.

When a bone is actually out of its place the Kinesiologist will refer the person to a Chiropractor or Osteopath as this is their expertise.

How Kinesiology Is Similar To Naturopathy

Kinesiology is similar to Naturopathy. A Naturopath will look at the illness and choose supplements that have the ‘ingredients’ to return the person to better health.

Most Kinesiologists do not have access to practitioner-only products that are restricted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration but will use similar knowledge of nutrition. When combined with a skilful knowledge of muscle testing, this can identify the best nutrition or supplements available to help the person. With the help of accurate muscle testing a lesser variety of nutrients are needed providing a saving to the client’s hip pocket.

It takes more than just a basic knowledge of muscle testing to accurately evaluate the best nutritional changes required, be it food, supplementation or dietary adjustments. A well-trained Kinesiologist has the ability to test to identify if the nutrition is of benefit, and whether there is any reason the person should not take it. For example, there may be an ingredient in the supplement that may cause an adverse reaction, such as a filler or binder added during the manufacturing process.

The quality of ingredients can also be a big factor to the success of the treatment. For example, a supplement may use synthetic ingredients that the body has difficulty utilising or a calcium supplement may use dolomite, which is natural, but sometimes can’t be broken down and absorbed efficiently. Kinesiology can decipher which food or supplements are the most beneficial for the individual client.

How Kinesiology Is Similar To Psychology and Counselling

Kinesiology is similar to Psychology and Counselling as these fields require good listening skills. All three disciplines the Psychologist, Counsellor and Kinesiologist use various counselling techniques to draw out and decipher the triggers causing the problems.

There are certainly differences. A Psychologist and Counsellor have more involved training in this area. A good Kinesiologist has counselling training but also has muscle testing as the tool to access and interact with the bio-computer (the brains feedback system). This Bio-computer helps identify the problem source and the many triggers.

A Psychologist and Counsellor rely on their listening skills to make the most out of the high level of knowledge they have. If the Psychologist and Counsellor are distracted or miss a major key point or two then they may be totally on the wrong track and take quite a long time to help the client. This could be months or even years. The same may happen if the client does not reveal the problem or the truth. Muscle testing helps the Kinesiologist stay on track to speed up the treatment so that the issues can be resolved very quickly. As hard as this is for some people to understand, Kinesiology can and does have positive benefits on psychological states.

The use of muscle testing allows the Kinesiologist to continually monitor the persons own built-in ‘truth monitor’. The truth monitor is part of the person’s own self defence mechanism. A person’s first instantaneous reaction to stress, and memory of stress, is that the muscles turn down (go weak) for a split second acting like a ‘truth monitor’. When the person and the Kinesiologist discuss the issue, the truth monitor activates when stress occurs. The Kinesiologist identifies this via the muscle test and uses counselling techniques to discuss the issue with the person. This helps keep the practitioner and client on track and encourages a faster route to recovery.

If the issues are too involved or complicated the Kinesiologist can quickly identify the problems via muscle testing the bio-computer then referring the client to a Psychologist or Counsellor for the appropriate treatment.

Thankfully the well trained Kinesiologist has the skills and knowledge to help most problems.


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