What is Applied Kinesiology?


Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.


The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.

Triad Of Health


The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems.  They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.


Dr. Bannard uses the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, and is able to find the basic underlying cause of a patient´s health problem.

At Bannard Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we utilize the theories behind AK and practically implement them as a part of your individualized healing plan. Full-body wellness is our goal, and we incorporate all elements of the body when we aid in your healing process. 


We hope you are comfortable at Bannard Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture and hope that when you have a question or concern, you ask us! We are eager to answer your questions and explain our methods. We aren't about smoke and mirrors at Bannard, we want you to be well, feel well, and learn how to maintain wellness long-term. 

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