Our practitioners specialise in techniques that include Applied Kinesiology and Cranial Osteopathy, and we receive a lot of recommendations based on our individual and effective approach to assessment and treatment.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.
The method of AK is primarily concerned with neuromuscular function and how it relates to the regulation of structural, chemical and mental physiology. It uses the principle that the body is a self-maintaining, self-correcting mechanism.
AK aims to restore the balance of structural, chemical and mental factors which together unite to form the 'triad of health'. Health is composed of structural, chemical and mental factors which must be equally balanced producing the 'triad of health'. When a person has ill health, at least one of these factors is involved and often two, or all three. The principle of Applied Kinesiology is to analyse and check all three factors and treat any or all that are disrupted.
When visiting an AK Practitioner, expect to be involved. They will test for basic mechanical defects; the possible connection of visceral dysfunction (that is, the function of the associated gland or organ); stress levels in the body; and, where relevant, cranial and pelvic distortion and toxicity/allergy problems. Treatment may involve any combination of manipulative work, guidance in self-treatment, nutritional support, homeopathic remedies and treatment to aid stress-related problems.
How to deal with back pain
- If you have back pain, see an osteopath sooner rather than later
- Hours in one position can cause problems – avoid ‘computer hump’
- During repetitive tasks, vary your rhythm and take frequent breaks
- Adjust car seats and, on long journeys, take regular breaks to stretch
- Pace yourself with heavy work like gardening – don’t ‘risk a disc’
- Watch children’s posture – they shouldn’t carry bags on one shoulder
- During pregnancy, see an osteopath to help your body adjust to changes
- Avoid strain when lifting (particularly small children and shopping)
- Take regular exercise – your osteopath can help you find what’s right for you
- If symptoms do not clear up within a few days, consult your osteopath for advice and treatment
- If it hurts, don’t do it!