Kinesiology: (Greek, study of movement)

1. Brief overview of the history of kinesiology:

(Applied) Kinesiology was developed in the 1960s by the chiropractor Georg Joseph Goodheart. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy and the National College of Chiropractic. During his work, where he also made observations about muscle functions in connection with health and from this he founded Applied Kinesiology.

2. What is Kinesiology:

It is also a method of diagnosis and therapy on a manual and energetic basis. The human being is also divided into three parts.

A: Structure: muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints.

B: Metabolism: This mainly affects the internal organs, hormone-producing organs, the lymphatic system, the blood vessels and the nervous system as a         whole.

C: The emotions – in the form of psychokinesiology (according to Dr. Klinghardt): Like fears (e.g. claustrophobia), depressive moods, etc.

Here, a muscle function test or better muscle test is used to diagnose which of the below Shares has a problem. In addition, further disorders of the overall working systems can be checked and treated via an arm length reflex (AR) or leg length reflex (BR). Or to be diagnosed where the actual fault lies across the system.


For which complaints can kinesiology be used:

  • back pain
  • Shoulder-arm syndrome (pain in the shoulder joint, arm and hand)
  • cervical spine syndrome (cervical spine syndrome)
  • Back pain (muscular, bone, nerve)
  • General joint problems
  • Indigestion
  • Lumbar spine complaints (lumbar spine syndrome, lumbago = lumbago)
  • Nerve problems (e.g. pulling in the groin or in the leg)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Allergies (e.g. hay fever, food intolerance)
  • Fatigue and sleep disturbances
  • learning disabilities
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Stress management, etc.