Applied Kinesiology

If you are not quite sure what an applied kinesiologist does, you are not alone. Applied kinesiologists are experts at interpreting the body’s signals through manual muscle testing and analyzing gait and posture. Dr. Pamela Hart of Alternate Health Clinic in Boulder, CO, uses a combination of chiropractic care, kinesiology, and nutrition to optimize her patients' well-being. 

Like all chiropractic care, a complete medical history is taken by an applied kinesiologist. Then the areas of concern or pain will be discussed. Every patient is treated as an individual with personal needs and treatment will be recommended after testing is concluded. 

Testing muscles

Muscle testing is the basis for kinesiology. When a muscle shows weakness, it will relate to a part of the body or an organ. This helps the practitioner to narrow down where the root cause is located. Often, when there is pain on one side, that is not the aside that is the cause of the pain; the opposing weaker side is the cause. The weakness that the applied kinesiologist is looking for is not the kind of muscle weakness that requires exercise. It is a weakness in the nerves that are carrying the messages to that muscle. This can identify an area that needs to be adjusted because it is holding the patient back from optimum health. 


When an area of muscle weakness has been identified, an adjustment is the next step. The spine is the center of the adjustments since the messages go through it first, but adjustments to other joints may be required. When you have pain in your back, the root cause needs to be identified, and if you have a misalignment in your hip joint, knee, and ankle joint. Once everything is in proper alignment, the source of the pain can be more easily identified and treated. 


Acupressure is the use of pressure on an area of the body to free blockages in the energy that flows through the body. It is similar to acupuncture in philosophy, but the practitioner uses their hands to apply pressure to the spots of concern. It works well with massage to reduce muscle tension. 

Nutritional therapy

You are what you eat and making sure that your body is getting what it needs to perform at its best is something that many people don’t do. Your applied kinesiologist can help you to make sure that you are getting all the nutrition that your body requires. 

Contact Dr. Hart of Alternate Health Clinic in Boulder, CO. when you need an applied kinesiologist. You can reach our office at 719-733-8966 to make an appointment. Why wait? Give us a call today. 

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