KHHA is an advocacy group dedicated to education and public awareness of the benefits of Kinesiology and Chiropractic health.
We believe through education and use of Kinesiology and Chiropractic treatments that human health and quality of life can be immensely enhanced.
Please read on to find out more on how and why these two professions can help you or your loved ones.
Kinesiology is a study of the human physiological and biomechanical mechanisms. Human health applications may include orthopedics, sports strength, conditioning, biomechanics and rehabilitation related to sports and work.
Manual muscle testing is used as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how an individuals body is functioning.
Through studying the range and movement of muscles and joints Kinesiologists treat various aspects of human health.
The key to understanding Applied Kinesiology is to view health as a triangle consisting of the three components; structure, neurology, and chemistry. Whether you are suffering from a particular injury or condition or simply trying to maximize your health, the balance of these three components is essential
Controlled clinical studies have shown that dysfunction and pain specifically in the ankle, knee, lumbar spine, temporomandibular joint and cervical spine will produce inhibited muscles. These associated data sets indicate that the body’s reaction to injury and pain is not increased muscular tension and stiffness. Instead, muscle inhibition is often more significant.
Therapeutic exercises are utilized to improve levels of neuromotor control, strength, power, flexibility, movement, body mass.
In general, exercise helps to reduce the symptoms of depression, improves cardiovascular health and risk of metabolic diseases.
In addition, Kinesiology exercises can improve sleeping habits, immune system function, and composition of the body.
Since Applied Kinesiology tests different functions of the nervous system, it is also a viable technique to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, insomnia, migraines, food allergy/sensitivity, anxiety and depression, gut disturbances (Crohn’s, IBS, colic), adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalances, asthma, high cholesterol, joint and cartilage arthritis, and autoimmune problems.
The brain and nervous system are responsible for controlling and coordinating all body functions. Although the intentions of the skull and spine are to house and protect this delicate and important system, they can become unbalanced and interfere with this system’s function. Stresses and strains of life, postural habits and traumas are the most notable causes. With the A.K. doctor specializing in balancing techniques, this interference to the nervous system can be removed, thus maximizing health, not just eliminating backaches!
In 1854, Swedish medical gymnast Carl August Georgii was the one who created the term Kinesiology.
Although many countries do not recognize Kinesiology as a designated health profession, Canada, however, does recognize the veracity of the usefulness of this health service.
Some Chiropractors may also utilize some aspects of Kinesiology in their treatment of patients if they find a need to do so. A chiropractor may utilize ad Functional Movement System to test patients for movement patterns. A personalized exercise and stretching regime can be prescribed to improve the various health conditions mentioned above and to prevent further injury and discomfort.
One excellent method of Chiropractic care can be attained with the use of the Chiropractic Activator Adjusting Instrument. This device sends signals to the tissues and bones for various reactions. See the video below.
A chiropractor can assess a patients gait and have Custom Orthotics prescribed to reduce the overall stress and strain on your body. These biomechanical medical devices bring the feet back into their proper natural alignment to attain the body’s normal posture and balance.
Massage Therapy manipulates muscles and tissues. This affects the nervous system to provide relief from muscle tension, muscle pain, stiffness headaches, blood circulation, and overall stress.
A registered massage therapist can provide much-needed relief in a session that can last from 60 to 90 minutes.