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. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
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.
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. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient's health problem.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Manual Manipulation
An adjustment or spinal manipulation is a therapeutic intervention perfomed on joints through both high velocity adjustments and through low impact "respiratory" adjustments. Dr. Rex has studied both Gonstead and Diversified adjustment techniques and uses both in his practice. As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Lynda, uses manual manipulation therapy that is not Chiropractic adjusting, but gently moves the spine and extremities.
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) helps address conditions associated with a mind-body connection. This technique was developed in the early 1980s by Dr. Scott Walker and is a psychosomatic stress reduction intervention procedure aimed at improving health. NET combines a number of techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology. It is an holistic approach to wellness that focuses on imbalances in physical structure, unresolved "neuro-emotional complexes" causing negative patterns of behavior, toxins in the body, and deficiencies in nutrition.
Dr. Rex and Dr. Lynda use a series of diagnostic and laboratory testing to evaluate the functioning of the internal organs as well as their relation to the entire body to determine the most effective dietary and lifestyle recommendations possible for each individual patient. Food is a huge part of our culture and daily lives. We want to teach you how to heal yourself with whole natural foods. We can provide health consultations, food plans, food alternatives, and be a support for you throughout your health journey.
Total Body Modification (TBM)
Total Body Modification (TBM) optimizes treatment and the body's response through the introduction of treatment protocols in a specific order. Treatment includes: use of activator (versus high velocity adjusting), acupressure, diet modifications (to include blood sugar management), emotional work, lifestyle interventions, and use of test vials.
Body movement is crucial to maintaining ones’ health, their mental state, and overall maintenance. By using natural modalities such as Physical Therapy, body weight workouts, yoga, and meditation we will teach you how to better understand your body and protect your nervous system to cope with your everyday life.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor therapy allows for manipulation and rebalancing of the pelvic floor muscles allowing for reintegration and re-establishment of normal pelvic floor tone. Re-establishing normal tone allows for improved pelvic stability which can decrease pelvic pain and discomfort as a result of birthing trauma, and sexual trauma, can improve bowel and bladder control, and can improve sexual arousal and orgasm.
Qi or ch'i is the term used to identify the movement of energies through out the body and how they interact one with another. An imbalance within these energies may result in dysfunction that may not respond well to western medical modalities. Bringing the Qi or ch'i back into balance may alleviate symptoms quickly, gently, and sometime permanently.
Balance within the Qi or ch'i is an important part of the body; its movement, and is a vital key to maintaining a healthy body. This restoration of balance is the central focus of Acupuncture. The trained practitioner will utilize many modalities to restore balance of Qi or ch'i which include: needling, cupping (both fire and blood), application of heat with moxa over specific known points, and herbal supplementation with Chinese herbs.