Muscles are tested in different areas of the body in a manner that evaluates a specific muscle. You will note from your examination that some muscles test strong and others appear extremely weak. The “weakness” indicates not only poor control of the muscle but also possible poor control of an organ, gland, and/or other tissue on the same nerve, vascular, acupuncture, or nutritional grouping. Further evaluation by the doctor reveals the “controlling” factor that might be at fault and what treatment is necessary to return normal function. If treatment is successful, there will be a remarkable improvement in the muscle test results. When applied kinesiology is combined with the usual methods of physical examination such as orthopedic, nerve, and nutrition, an extra dimension of the person’s health status is revealed.
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“Applied Kinesiology in Chiropractic Examination”